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    News - iPad app downloads reach three billion

    Three billion app downloads on iPad, but is 2012 the year for Android tablets?
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    Re: News - iPad app downloads reach three billion

    It also feels like Microsoft and Intel are very late to the party... Still i'd not count the big behemoths down just yet. They have enough weight (money) to restart the party.

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    Re: News - iPad app downloads reach three billion

    There’s also a rumour that Apple is working on a cheaper version of the iPad, complete with a smaller screen, to help boost sales of its popular device and compete directly against Kindle Fire.
    Hmm, if the rumour is true then it kind of puts the lie to that quote from the late Mr Jobs that the smaller tablets (e.g. the Galaxy Tab 7.7) were a waste of time.
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    It also feels like Microsoft and Intel are very late to the party... Still i'd not count the big behemoths down just yet. They have enough weight (money) to restart the party.
    Going to disagree - as HP discovered, the current incumbents have just too much of a lead/market presence. I've read quite a few comments that "Windows 8 will be the game changer", but I've severe doubts about this - given the lack of take up for previous Windows tablets. Sure, Win8 will undoubtedly be more tablet friendly, but that's not a convincing argument against OS's that were designed for touch/smaller-platforms like iOS and Android.

    As for Intel, well unless whatever they deliver can run the ARM binaries then they're going to get nowhere significant. Consumers (if you believe Apple) take one look at the size of the app stores and go with the platform with the largest ones (e.g. how many folks do you know with Blackberry Playbooks?).
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    Re: News - iPad app downloads reach three billion

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hmm, if the rumour is true then it kind of puts the lie to that quote from the late Mr Jobs that the smaller tablets (e.g. the Galaxy Tab 7.7) were a waste of time.
    if the rumours are to be believed though Apple Post Jobs is doing a lot of things he wouldnt like especially if the rumorus of a 4inch + Screen on the next iphone are to be believed.

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