10 Things Tablet Computer Makers Must Do To Take On the iPad

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    Don Reisinger

    | Posted 2010-06-16
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Apple's iPad is enjoying strong sales as an both consumers and enterprise customers view the tablet as a worthy upgrade over netbooks or other mobile devices that don't fit the bill. But that doesn't mean that the iPad is the only tablet that will be successful in today's marketplace. Now is the time for tablet makers to get started on matching Apple's tablet. Whether they like it or not, they need to find ways to trump the iPad. And they can only do that with a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful in that space. Let's take a look.
1. The Touch Screen Is Important A tablet is nothing without a high-quality touch screen. The iPad has it, and customers love it. In order for the iPad's competition to compare on any level with Apple's device, they need to boast the same quality. Not only should the display be big and beautiful, it should also be responsive to a user's every movement. The touch screen makes or breaks a tablet. That must be kept in mind for any company that plans to try its luck against Apple's iPad.
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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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