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post #8 of (permalink) Old 2011-09-28, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
hugh
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rsambuca, No I am not trying to start anything.

Of course Android tablets are competitors to iPad but from a consumer perspective the closest competitor to any particular Android tablet is another Android tablet.

Imagine a Best Buy store.

Person says I want a tablet. Salesperson will likely say "Apple, Android or Blackberry?"

If customer says Android, then the salesperson will show them the Xoom, Fire Tablet, Galaxy Tab and so on.

or imagine a customer saying "I want a book reader"

Likely salesperson will suggest a Nook, Kobo, Kindle, Maybe a fire tablet but likely not an iPad, galaxy tab or xoom.

The tablet marketplace is not a monolith. It's going to segment.

I'm tempted to call the Fire Tablet an enhanced colour ebook reader rather than a tablet.



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