Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad 2 Rivals: 10 Tablets That Can Challenge the Market Leader

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-06-27 Print this article Print
HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad

The HP TouchPad is scheduled to hit store shelves on July 1. And when it does, it just might end up being a fine alternative to Apple's iPad 2. The reason for that is its unique feature set, including the ability to tap an HP smartphone against it to transfer content. Combine that with a vastly improved webOS along with the promise of full multitasking, and the TouchPad might catch the eye of those who don't want an iPad 2.
Apple's iPad 2 has become an unbridled success in the tablet market. No other mobile device in the space, including the Motorola Xoom, has been able to appeal to consumers and enterprise customers in the same way the iPad 2 has. Looking ahead, most analysts agree that Apple's tablet will dominate that market and fend off Android's growth. But that doesn't mean there aren't compelling alternatives currently available or launching soon for consumers and enterprise users who don't necessarily want to get their hands on an iPad 2. Those alternatives, which range from other tablets to lightweight notebooks, offer something unique that might catch a customer's eye. Flip through the following slides to find out which devices, both available now and launching soon, might just suit the fancy of those customers who have balked at the idea of buying an iPad 2 and want to use another mobile device while they're on the road, at home or traveling on a plane.
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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