Saturday, August 21, 2010

Toshiba, Samsung, and others launching Android tablets

Toshiba has recently announced that they will be launching an Android-based slate tablet. We know that Samsung is working on a Galaxy tablet (running Android) that will come with the option of a 7" or 10" screen.

HP is working on a webOS slate tablet. BlackBerry will be launching their BlackPad. The Apple iPad won't be the only hot item this holiday season. Many have predicted that Black Friday will be a very busy day for shoppers who are interested in purchasing some type of slate device.
So, the smartphone wars is moving to the slate tablet world and we're going to see a variety of manufacturers making slate tablets that are all running smartphone operating systems. When will we see the convergence of a desktop operating system collide with a smartphone OS? At some point, we're bound to end up with a single OS that is so efficient that it can run effectively on either a mobile device or a large desktop monitor. Why do we have so many different operating systems anyways? Do we really need iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, webOS, and Symbian?

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