I’ve just come across the most mind-boggling article over on the eWeek website. A hack writer by the name of Don Reisinger has put together a list of 10 tablets that he wants to see follow the TouchPad into extinction.
I wouldn’t go read the article of I were you; you probably own a tablet on the list and the list would piss you off. You will find the Xoom, 7″ Galaxy Tab, Asus Transformer, Acer Iconia and other main stream big-name tablets on the list.
I can’t speak for all the tablets but any death-list that includes the Transformer is frankly idiotic. It’s both a very good piece of hardware and it is fairly popular. And the Xoom? This guy thinks that Google’s flagship Android tablet should die. I’m sorry, but WTF is he smoking?
BTW, his recommendations are based on what he thinks he knows about how well the tablets are selling. I would be willing to bet that he’s completely wrong about the Transformer (and that makes me seriously doubt any info he has on the other tablets). Just based on the random interactions I’ve had with other tablet owners, the Transformer is doing great. It is the most common Android tablet that I’ve heard people mention. Also, I’ve seen no less than three 7″ Galaxy Tabs in the wild, so that one can’t be doing that poorly either.
As I look over the list one last time, I have to wonder if this guy even bothered to think about any of the tablets or if he just slapped the list together after a brief glance through BestBuy’s website. I think the latter.