I started really thinking about this last night as we recorded the Simple Mobile Review Podcast. I am really starting to believe that if a major hardware manufacturer (read HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) releases a tablet that runs Android and doesn’t suck by Thanksgiving, they will have a real chance at taking on the iPad.
I know that the iPad has already sold over 2 million units and should sell 3 million units worldwide this quarter, however, contrary to popular belief, the iPad is not the perfect device. The iPad is expensive, it doesn’t replace anything, it’s locked down tighter than Fort Knox, and Apple’s business practices have developer’s cheering for a competitor to step in and really challenge Apple’s dominance.