Some of you guys aren't thinking as much as you should, if you think they're "copying" the 1984 ad. They're alluding to it, to make fun of the fact that the image portrayed in that ad is *exactly* what Apple is today. iOS devices are completely closed and don't really allow you to think
; you have no choice with them, really. I mean, hell, Big Brother in Apple's 1984 ad even kinda looks like Steve Jobs, being an old, thin man wearing glasses.
I once saw a "Post your iPhone homescreen" thread, and it was the funniest thing. It might as well have been "What apps do you have on your homescreen, and what wallpaper are you using?" since they all looked the same. And what's really, really funny (sad?) is that it took three years
to even get to use your own background on iPhones; how can anyone even justify that?
Anyway, enough about that; unto the Xoom. The Xoom will be a great success. No, it won't sell as much as the iPad, but it will still be very successful. However, the biggest thing about the Xoom is that it's just the first step in what's going to be an explosive year for Android tablets.
I want you all to bookmark this page, and check it one year from now. By this time next year, the iPad will have less than 50% of the tablet market. This is so certain it's basically fact (please don't try and debate this, I'm completely right). Allow me to explain:
Android currently has 22% of the Tablet market
. That's pretty much just thanks to the Galaxy Tab--a device that really can't compete with the iPad, in software or in hardware--as well as several of those cheapy Android tablets made by companies you've never heard of.
But this year, beginning with the Xoom, we're going to see a major explosion of high-profile tablets, running software that was actually built around the tablet form-factor (instead of just an upscaled phone operating system, like with the iPad and the Tab).
Just like the Motorola Droid was the harbinger of Android's domination in the smartphone industry, the Xoom will be the harbinger of its domination in the tablet industry.
Anyway, that's all I have to say. Please don't try and argue with me, as it's pointless; everything I said is completely right and true. Please bookmark this page and check it one year from now.