It has been scientifically proven that too many choices are worse than not having enough. There is a TED talk about it if you want to know more. Choices are good to keep companies on their toes to innovate and keep prices down.
Dell your opinions are full of crap. iPad will not make it in the Enterprise space because it’s not open, doesn’t give you choices and is expensive. That’s generally what they have said, lets look at this. Expensive, the iPad is cost less than most tablets. Choices, there are many choices for amount of memory, wi-fi only or 3G and 2 different 3G carriers. Open, most Enterprises use Microsoft and that’s not open. I’m not sure if the iPad will make it in the Enterprise space but they are currently doing pretty good. Now lets translate this. Dell is upset because they can’t make and sell iPads, it’s not open to them to make it so customers can’t choose Dell iPads. They were trying to say how expensive it was, something like $1600, WTF. I could buy almost 3 iPads for that price, I wonder if they do their accounting the same way.
Dell also mention they will be coming out with another Android tablet (see the Dell Streak, didn’t do so well) and a windows 7 tablet. Oh, yes please, give me a windows tablet where I have to spend another $200+ to add office, oh and don’t forget to install anti-virus program and make sure you keep up with your adobe reader and flash updates because of all the security issues. Lets bring an OS to tablet that has tens of thousands of viruses and spyware and malware out there for it. And after a while where I have to spend hours reinstalling the OS because of it slowing to a crawl and other crap. Windows 7 wasn’t even designed for tablets.
Microsoft has made tablets for about 10 years and it hasn’t caught on. Apple comes along with one and sells more iPads in the first 9 months then 10 years of all tablets combined.
Open. Enough with this open crap. MS Windows isn’t open, Windows phone 7 isn’t open, black berry isn’t open. Android really isn’t truly open, might be open for the carriers but that’s about it. So why is it that the only company they complain about not being open is Apple? Because they don’t have a product that can compete decently and they use it to create fear in people. Oh, it’s not open, you can’t do what you want with it, better not buy it. They use the fear and the mob mentality to sway people away. If you don’t have a product that can stand on its own then all you can do is attack the competitor.
Android Honeycomb is not open and might not be, also Google now wants to keep it from fragmenting and is saying that any changes that a company or carrier makes needs to get approval. Something that Apple doesn’t have to worry or deal with. I like writing programs and then spending my time making adjustments to it to make it work on all the different phones and tablets instead of adding features or writing other programs. I’ve had first hand experience of this fragmenting, it sucks and is a pain in the ass! Something is not a joy to use if you want to smash it most of the time. Open is not all that it’s cracked up to be. How come open office hasn’t won over MS office?