The market has stepped up and delivered more or less what I was asking for - less the fact that all of the major player tablets are, in fact, built on Honeycomb.
I've since purchased an ASUS TF101 Transformer and keyboard dock, and it is almost all of the things I originally agitated for in this article, which was published before the flood of Android tablets hit the market. It was also in limited availability and high demand for the first few months that it was manufactured, and remains a popular choice among Android tablet purchasers today.
I think that many of the numbers that people are working with when they compare Android tablet sell-through to iPad tablet sell-through haven't caught up with the arrival of respectably powered, featured and priced Android tablets - and I also think that going into the holiday season we're going to see a boost of Android tablet sales numbers, possibly.
The alternative is that critical marketing missteps early on in the release cycle of Android tablets have soured the public perception to this segment - and Android tablets may, at this point, have the same kind of stigma that Vista experienced. At this point, Amazon is seen as the knight in shining armor for the Android tablet platform - but I question if that product will really be a viable ANDROID tablet - or seen instead as an AMAZON device that simply runs an accessible Android OS platform. That is an important distinction in my mind. If only Amazon can be successful with an Android based tablet, then Android itself isn't actually a successful Apple competitor.
Time will tell.
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