Why CIOs Shouldn't Waste Time With Tablet Strategies - Plus 12 Hot Tablets!
Ann All/IT Business Edge
January 26, 2011
HP’s acquisition of Palm saw it ditch its Android tablet plans in favor of Palm’s WebOS. The PalmPad, which will launch in early 2011, has its sights squarely focused on Apple’s iPad and the consumer market.
LG’s Optimus tablet is a good competitor. The device runs Android. LG is confident it will best the iPad with a device that will be more productive. The company plans to release a Windows 7 UX10 tablet in the future as well.
Acer unveiled a 7-inch touchscreen tablet at a presentation in China last May. Unlike many tablets, the device features a QWERTY keyboard that makes it reminiscent of Amazon’s Kindle. The Acer tablet ran an unknown version of Android during the demonstration.
Windows 7 Tablet
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the company is preparing a Windows 7 tablet to take on Apple’s iPad. Although Microsoft’s tablet position has been criticized by some, including IT Business Edge’s Rob Enderle, the company is working with Intel and other computer makers to optimize the tablet computers.