As Apple announces sales of 2 million iPads in the product's first 60 days, other manufacturers are getting in line with their own lightweight tablets.
The touchscreen device will come in 10- and 12-inch options and run on the Microsoft Windows 7 OS with an Intel Core Duo processor. The device, which supports Adobe Flash, will sell for $399-$449. Asustek is reportedly developing its own app store with Intel.
The Dell Streak
, which uses the Android OS and the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, was announced May 25 and will be available in the U.K. first on 02 in June 2010. It's due on the U.S. market later this summer.
Microsoft and LG revealed on June 1, 2010, the 10.1-inch UX10 prototype
, which runs on Windows 7 and uses a 1.6 GHz single core Atom processor.
Also among those reportedly working on new tablets are:
iPad On The Rise
Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.. Analysts are falling all over themselves revising their iPad forecasts -- predicting anywhere from 6 million
to 10 million
units will be sold by year's end, and 14 million to 17 million sold by year-end 2011.
What About Smartphones?
Tablets are running neck-and-neck with chatter about the new iPhone, which is being dubbed either iPhone 4G or iPhone HD.
iPhone fans are buzzing about what's in store at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off June 7, 2010 in Cupertino, CA.
Among the rumors: