Apple’s iPad has been out for several months now and boy has it been popular, with nearly no actual strong competitor against the iPad from any brand whatsoever, you can easily see why it has made such a significant impact among the tablet market. This found footage below however tries to suggest the opposite, that Microsoft can still make an impact despite the Courier project ending prematurely, manufacturers like Hanvon are beginning to release Windows 7 tablets like the one below.
On the one hand, the device is fast. It bests the iPad in many of the side-by-side comparisons. On the other hand, it uses the patented Microsoft method of putting all programs into the Start menu, which appears towards the end of this video and looks like it would be impossibly frustrating to navigate.
While I did say at the moment, there’s not much out there to compete with the iPad, this is unlikely to last very long. Let’s just count our fingers, there’s going to be Windows 7 tablets, then a shedload of Android tablets (including Dell’s somewhat large tablet like mobile phone, the Streak) and then lastly HP’s WebOS tablet and on top of that we might even see a ‘Blackpad’ from RIM. It looks like Apple will have quite abit on their hands. How well do you think the iPad will hold out?