During CES 2010 we had a good idea about the Apple iPad, but things were a complete shock to us throughout that year; we did not realize how popular Apple’s tablet would be, and we had assumed that there would be greater competition. However, other computer brands are set to put that right in 2011 with a huge range of tablet devices all with one goal – to take on the iPad.
The likes of RIM, Fujitsu, HP, Motorola etc all have to remember that Apple is expected to launch the iPad 2 early this year, so their task has been made even harder. There is no greater platform to launch a tablet device than at CES 2011, and the Toshiba Tablet looks set to be a fine example of that.
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Chris Nuttall from FTtechhub explains that the new Toshiba tablet will be aimed at the US market, much like the Folio tablet that we saw hit the European market. Those in attendance at CES this week will see a fully working model, but it will be hard to know how the device will compete with the iPad.
Not to be beaten by Samsung, LG is rumored to be showing off an 8.9-inch tablet during the event. This device will run on a version of Android – so they must be happy with the version of Android that is already or going to be available. According to Tech Radar the Google Android version will be Honeycomb.
CrunchGear reports that Asus is said to be revealing the Eee Pad this week in Las Vegas, and will have more to offer than just your standard tablet PC. Let us not forget that the BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM is due for release in March as well, and looking at the specs could offer the biggest challenge to Apple yet.