06/14/2011, 11:11 AM
I've been quiet for a very long time, but I have to chime in on this one.
Whether the OP is a troll or not, the only reason to buy a TP over an iPad is simply because it's not Apple, either that or they prefer the UI on WebOS (I personally do too)
Those are the only two things that I can think of.
I keep hearing this talk of Synergy, and quite frankly, it's a joke. I'm calling it out.
To have true Synergy, you have to be invested in the ecosystem, and to pull average consumers into the ecosystem you have to have a bridge to get there.
With Apple, it's apps, entertainment and simplicity. For HP, it's what?
It's certainly not apps. It's certainly not entertainment. I guess what I'm getting @ is, what do I get for buying into HP's ecosystem?
TTS? If that's it, if that's the only REAL benefit to having more than one WebOS device, then HP's cooked.
The only way I personally forsee HP having some impact is by leveraging pack ins and other goodies into their existing PC infrastructure.
But $499 for a TP vs $499 for an iPad, I think it's a pretty safe bet that nearly 10 out of 10 are going to choose the iPad every single time. Apple gives them plenty of reasons to.
At $399, then you are talking about a totally different conversation, but as it stands on launch day, the only ones picking up TouchPads will be those who are WebOS fans first, not normal consumers.