Good thinking.What we need is more choice to better compete with the other"s".7.1 in, 7.9 in, 8.9 in, 9.7 in, 10.1 in, such that the consumers are not "locked down" by the few existing "proprietary" (read: "closed") form factors.And most of all, all kinds of aspect rations, especially the very elongated ones. What a great opportunity to offer even more choice!
This means the Microsoft world is losing -correction: will never get- its grip on the tablet market.In the mean time, iPads and MacBook Airs are overtaking the netbook (and part of the laptop) market;iPhone quickly takes over smartphone market;Flash is going to crash (in a different way that it did before: on your computer);Quicktime is trumping the Windows Media Player monopoly;...The list goes on and on.Bye-bye Microsoft.P.S.I failed to mention 2 considerations w.r.t....
MacOSX is almost never seen as part of the Unix world, when comparing market share.
Why? Because MacOSX blows away Unix/Linux on the desktop. MacOSX doesn't really "suffer" from this fragmentation, does it?
In contrast: there are many small players in the Android world, which gives the term "fragmentation" quite different ring.
One should notice that the Linux/Android community is trying very hard to make it appear that all Androids effectively form one platform.
And it is exactly the low end of the PC market that used to be responsible for the market (and mind) share with price-minded buyers (families and company projects, even schools, on a tight budget).
But with the iPad, Apple now is undercutting a large part of that market. Except for the power typists, the iPad more than fulfills the needs of those consumers.
Maybe Apple should advertise (and detail) more the potential of using an iPad with bluetooth keyboards.
The fact that...