Attitudes: 2010 Ends on Bright Note With Android-based Tablets
We can’t help but feel 2010 ended on a high note. There are a few reasons, including manufacturers’ plans to release 3D TVs that use passive glasses and the opening of Vann’s new On store. The new line of Android-based tablets, though, is one of the most exciting and should provide lasting benefits to CE retailers.
Like the iPod and the iPhone before it, the iPad quickly changed the landscape. The problem was that many retailers couldn’t sell the core products. Sure, they could sell all of the related accessories, but (in most cases) they couldn’t sell the golden eggs that have people lined up down the block the day of a new release or coming into the store to check out the latest products they’ve been hearing so much about.
Tablets based on the Android platform - Samsung's Galaxy, Lenovo's LePad, HP's PalmPad and Toshiba's Folio 100, to name a few – have finally give retailers a product they can market and sell squarely against the iPad. Here are a few why we feel CE retailers should embrace the category: