Originally Posted by island hermit
As others have said in the past... there isn't really a tablet market, but there is an iPad market.
Steve had the vision to see what people would want and turned it into reality... the other manufacturers haven't a bloody clue what the market wants and end up with tablets that have no appeal to the mass market and/or copies of Apple's offerings but without the stuffing (plus, for the most part, they don't work that well).
Yes... I know it's weird to reply to your own post... but I had an addendum (and you all view me as brilliant so I know you'll be glad that I extended this comment).
I was just reading about Lenovo's latest Thinkpad tablet offering. They are pitching it to the "serious" enterprise customer. Why is it considered "serious". Well, according to Lenovo it's because it has all sorts of ports, sd card storage, a stylus pen, supports flash... etc. etc. etc.
Lenovo is trying the kitchen sink approach... but it will never sell in the millions, imho. Why? well, it doesn't have Office for one. Without the ability to run Office I think that the majority of customers would just view the Thinkpad tablet as a fatter, heavier iPad.
... but it does run flash.
Keep watching Lenovo, Meg. That should tell you everything you need to know.