Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Yet another Tablet computer has bitten the dust. Dell has pulled the plug on the 7" Streak Tablet, joining the 5" version that died last summer. Only the 10" version remains, for now.

This is yet another example of how clearly defined the Tablet market really is, there really isn't a Tablet market. There's an iPad market and an eReader market. The iFruit company controls the former and Kindle controls the latter. They are the mega-players and everyone else is an also-ran. At least for now.

Personally I hope buyers catch on and realize how useful tablets really are and start spreading the wealth. There are some excellent products out there that deserve to be big successes. I love the Motorola XOOM, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Acer Iconia Tab A500. They are all as good as, or better than, an iPad, they just haven't caught the buying public's attention. Let's hope for a big Holiday buying surge that helps these great products.

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