Opinion: Why the iPad might remain the king of tablets in 2011

This is the short break before it all explodes folks. We are just weeks away from the explosion of Android tablets on the market as well as the Blackberry Playbook and whatever new WebOS tablet HP has in store. The general consensus is that the iPad will of course sell well, however the Android tablet market as well as the Playbook and WebOS tablets will eat into the iOS tablet market. Essentially this would put Android on top much like it has already done in the smartphone market due to sheer number of manufacturers producing tablets. And though I am not an analyst of any kind, I want to make a prediction. My prediction is that iOS tablets (iPad 1 and iPad 2) will remain the best-selling tablets, at least through 2011. Here is why.

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[Video] Blackberry PlayBook gets a hands-on

RIM uploaded the full video of it’s new PlayBook, RIM’s take on the iPad.  It appears that Adobe’s Air is a big part of RIM’s strategy to compete with Apple’s iPad and truly brand themselves the ‘business’ tablet. Both Kevin Lynch of Adobe and Mike Lazaridis of RIM showed off the latest RIM product.