Big-name companies to unveil more iPad rivals

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.

From The Financial Times | Big-name manufacturers, including Samsung and Toshiba, will present rivals to the iPad this week, as Apple prepares to introduce a raft of new products.

Samsung and Toshiba are expected to lead a tablet charge at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Thursday, hours after a San Francisco media event where an annual update of Apple’s iPod range is expected. But analysts say it will take time for Apple’s rivals to whittle away at the iPad’s dominance.

“It will take some time for (rivals) to get their products to market, longer for them to offer necessary software support and infrastructure, and an even lengthier period to begin to rival the overall user experience Apple is able to deliver,” said Rhoda Alexander, an iSuppli research director.  Get the full story from The Financial Times »

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