I wonder how many people would buy an iPad 1 over any other tablet on the market (not named iPad 2) right now? I bet almost everyone would.
Exactly. The device that Apple was crazy for selling because ‘who wants this thing?’ and ‘it’s just a big iPhone’ and at such a high price point, still has no compelling competition.
To be fair, I think HP is the only company with a mobile OS capable of competing with iOS. WebOS is a good basis for mobile computing. That doesn’t mean HP won’t screw this potential up—arguably the TouchPad does just that—but WebOS is a better platform for phones and tablets than Android or Windows Mobile 7 Touch Home Edition 982.
I might not buy an original iPhone over the latest Android sets, but there isn’t a single tablet on the market—other than the iPad 2—that I would choose over an iPad 1. That’s telling.