Even though this Business Insider poster is surprised I am not. Even though I happen to own and use a Kindle Fire - and refuse to spend $700 on an iPad - history will tell the ultimate story of the adoption and eventual saturation of technology in the 21st Century.
After more than a year of tablet use on my side of the discussion here's what I know today:
The tablet is one, limited computing device that does many things well, but which is still evolving as THE computing platform of choice.
I still carry and need a smartphone. telephony and texting - the two most pervasive communication activities are rediculous - if not silly - when attempted from a tablet.
My wife no longer uses the 10" Android tablet I bought her last Christmas. It sits in our bedroom with the large clock dimmed - an expensive clock.
I still use and occasionally carry a laptop. Its still more of a computer and I still require its storage capability and enjoy the fact that IT DOESN'T NEED TO CONNECT TO ANYTHING to be extremely useful. I can even watch a DVD without a real-time Internet connection.
I resent the duplicity and overlap of services currently that require many of us to pay for overlapping and redundant services in order to be productive. I pay for Cable, Mobile, mobile wifi, just to be able to connect - when I need to.
You got me started. Apologies!
Thanks to Fred Wilson and Business Insider
Android Has Eaten A Huge Chunk Of The Tablet Market - Business Insider