Apple release yearly updates to most of their product line, and with each upgrade they are keeping themselves ahead of most competitors but is this enough? While Apple’s products are pretty slick, in our opinion, it’s true that they are far from perfect, and we know there are competitors, in most of Apple’s product lines, that have better products, so why are Apple still leading?
Marketing is Apple’s strong point, Steve Jobs and his team have managed to make most of their products cool, and most people want an iPod and not a copycat. You can find a better media player with higher specs for less money, but not everyone knows this.
One example is Notion Ink’s Adam, this tablet has an army of fans that have been dying to get their hands on the finished product, and those same people claim the device gives users the best package by far. It’s been stated that Notion Ink’s Adam gives those in the USA a tablet with no contract, the ability to play Flash media, amazing battery life, a massive amount of apps, a 4G WiMax chip, and is extremely cheap to buy. Some people claim it’s the true “2nd generation tablet” and will even be better than the iPad 3 release, which could even come later in 2011 (although that’s a hard rumor to swallow).
Rohan Shravan reported the latest on Notion Ink’s Adam and it’s progression in his last blog post, found here, that showed some impressive achievements and also explained the problems marketing the device to places like India.
Some people still think that the Adam is vaporware, and don’t even know the device has shipped to some people, although stocks are limited. Even if it’s true that this tablet beats iPad 2 and crazily an upcoming iPad 3, in specification terms, it’s the ability to get the device to market in large enough numbers which will stop Notion Ink taking on Apple.
It’s our opinion that the best products in the world are never those that sell the most, it takes a lot more than having the best kit, and the deals made behind the scenes are the answer to real success.
If you want the best tablet, do not aim for the most sold, shop around. Do you think the number of tablet’s sold by a brand helps in deciding which device you buy?