Michael Gartenberg on the iPad’s Early Success

Michael Gartenberg:

The reason Apple was successful was they optimized for the form factor. Sure, iPad looks a lot like a large iPod touch but in practice it’s much more than that. Vendors building on Windows 7 need to think how that will play in the market. Windows, like OS X, for better or for worse was designed for large screens, mice and keyboards. Likewise, Android in current format works best for phones. It will be interesting what Google has to say about tablets at I/O.

Specifically, I’ve been wondering whether Google’s answer for tablets is going to be Android or Chrome OS. (My guess: “Both!” — which would not be good.)

Monday, 3 May 2010