About a year ago I wrote an article for iPad AppStorm entitled, “What the new Microsoft Surface means for the iPad”. It got lots of comments, many of which called me biased towards Apple and the iPad. Maybe I was slightly biased, but as an iPad and iPhone owner writing on an iPad website that was to be expected. Today I revisit this old topic as news of Microsoft slashing the price of the Surface RT (the lower end model) is released upon the world. In this article I’ll again be looking at the Surface and the iPad, what they mean for each other and whether the Surface has proved a true contender to the iPad on a number of levels.
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The thought of a smaller iPad strikes fear into the hearts of many, with some going so far as to call the idea a large smartphone. True, there’s a lot of speculation surrounding the tablet and many reports have claimed that it will be unveiled next month during a special Apple event at which the next iPhone will also be either released or previewed.
There’s so very much information to gather about this rumored device that one could spend days looking for it all. Even the good John Gruber wrote an in-depth article exploring the many possibilities of a smaller iPad. I, however, have decided to jot down my own thoughts on the idea along with some useful information for all of you wondering what such a device would be like. (more…)
Throughout history, as long as there have been market leaders there have been competitors, that’s just how it goes – Coca Cola has Pepsi, Ferrari has Lamborghini, and Apple has Microsoft and Google. With regard to the tablet market the recently announced Microsoft Surface tablets (Surface and Surface Pro) could be the first truely serious contenders from Microsoft who are looking for a slice of the extremely lucrative market practically created by Apple’s ever-dominant iPad.
So what does the new Microsoft Surface announcement mean for the iPad?
Amazon has finally announced their long-awaited entry into the tablet market. Rumors have been circling for months now, including a well-documented look into the device that MG Siegler got when he actually held the then-unannounced device.
The device is called the Kindle Fire, and it’s going to enter the market with a bang. How does it stack up to the iPad, though? Let’s discuss.