Bets Are On To Name The iPad Killer

Toby Leftly September 24 Apple

The competition for the much-desired title of ‘iPad Killer’ is hotting up, and analysts and bookies are paying close attention to the race.

Bookmaker.com sets the odds for the next company to release a tablet PC in 2010 as the following:

  • LG¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +300¬†¬†¬† 25%
  • HTC¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +100¬†¬†¬† 50%
  • SHARP¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +300¬†¬†¬† 25%
  • MOTOROLA¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +300¬†¬†¬† 25%
  • NOKIA¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +150¬†¬†¬† 40%
  • SANYO¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +300¬†¬†¬† 25%

HTC is the current favorite, with a strong foothold on the Android device market, and analysts think HTC are ready to release a larger version sometime soon.

Two obvious absentees from the list are HP and RIM, both of whom are rumored to be releasing tablets soon.

Apple has been surprisingly tricky for OEM manufacturers to keep up with in the tablet market. The iPad is competitively priced and well targeted, and while the big name PC manufacturers would love a piece of the market, no one company seems to be willing to swing for the fences.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.
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  • That Guy

    Hate to break it to you… none of them are iPad killers. Sure they might get attention but once the new and hot iPad comes out.. the spotlight is back on iPad. No, I don’t own an iPad.