HP tablet dead, who can challenge iPad?

Just a couple of days ago, HP will abandon the market for smartphones and tablet, failing to stand up to other products on the market. Along with the announcement that surprised many, even considering the recent acquisition of Palm and its mobile operating system WebOS by the company, came news that does not do much honor to the products of HP. A source close to the company would in fact confirmed that HP Tablet was tested on a WebOS iPad 2 and found that the OS you meant about two times faster than HP was on the TouchPad.

iPad tablet is currently the best selling in the market, and the competitors will suffer. Other tablets that have failed to click with consumers include Asustek Computer Eee Pad Transformer and the Xoom from Motorola Mobility, which Google Inc plans to buy. Research in Motion's PlayBook received scathing reviews and sales have been slack, but it will probably survive since it is key to RIM's strategy. 

Apple's rivals have not fared any better in designing software for tablets. Apple's iOS tablet software accounted for 61.3 per cent of the tablet market in the second quarter, more than double the 30.1 per cent share held by Google's Android, its nearest competitor. Microsoft held a paltry 4.6 per cent share and RIM 3.3 per cent, according to Strategy Analytics.


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