Posted by Sean on June 27th, 2011
I hesitate to describe it as a “war” though, because a war implies two things:
- Two or more relatively competant opposing forces
The tablet market’s development over the past year had neither of those things.
A more accurate metaphor might be a start of a 400 meter dash where one participant is at the starting line and all the others are in the bathroom. Apple’s competitors have responded to the iPad’s resounding success the way one would expect a bunch of surprised, pantsless guys to respond to just about anything: poorly.
What does this mean for the future of tablet computing? Expect Apple to continue to be Apple, and expect everyone else to struggle with their pants for another five years.