HP has some strange ideas of greatness, with their European head Eric Cador commenting that "in the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP's products from our competitors, we became number one; in the tablet world we're going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus." Does that way of thinking follow Apple, the current number one tablet manufacturer, putting an "S" on the iPhone 3G? [The Telegraph]
My prediction? Android will win by accident. Not because Google did any one thing right, but because it will be cheaper for Amazon to include Android on the Kindle that ongoing maintenance of their own Kindle operating system. Because of that, anyone will be able to get a $129 Android tablet (called a Kindle) while iPads will still be all at or over $400. I think that because of this reason only, the Kindle will end up outselling the iPad.