07/10/2011, 08:44 PM
FYI. This is from the middle of the article. I suggest you read the entire article, especially the end of the article. Please use the provided link.
One size doesnít fit all: How the PlayBook and TouchPad outperform the iPad
ROB ENDERLEJULY 9, 2011MOBILEOPINION
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HP TouchPad: For the Web junkie
The HP TouchPad is a different beast, and it partially showcases why mergers are often unsuccessful. Why? Palmís merger with HP slowed this product to market, and it was a vastly more competitive offering to the first iPad than it is to the iPad 2. Still it has a number of advantages. Itís case design is more sturdy, the software platform less likely to accept an run viruses (folks attack high volume products, something that benefited the Mac against Windows and this platform against the others) and its browser, like the PlayBook above, includes Flash support.
The studies Iíve seen suggest that most people use iPads while on the couch and while in bed. Many of us already we have TVs in both locations, so video content isnít that critical, and the future most of us are forecasting is very web-centric. One of the most interesting uses for a tablet is as a super bed-side or couch-side device that always keeps you connected, and the inductive docking solution for the TouchPad makes it ideal for this use.