Yes Apple will be able to retain tablet dominance in the consumer market. We don't have "enterprise tablets" in our enterprise. We do have professional type laptops for business use. We have plenty of employees that have their own Apple iPhones, iPod Touch Devices, iPad devices and various Kindle devices here at the workplace. Not sure why Apple would want to cannibalize itself for market share with a 7 inch Kindle/Nook competitor when they already have a Kindle app for the 3 products I mention in a previous sentence.
Back in 2004 to 2006 I believe we tested the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet version but the hardware was the problem. The Lenovo was portable but lacked a CD drive unless docked. The Toshiba was too heavy and the battery only lasted 2 hours. One place I have noticed that seems to have a dominance of Fujitsu tablets of this type is in the medical industry; doctors' office, medical centers and hospitals.
Our organization has gone back to the Dell Latitude laptop series for our users in the field and the mobile users carry on with their Blackberry devices. All other users continue to work on Dell desktops with Microsoft XP OS and Office 2007 as we plod ahead towards Windows 7 and Office 2010. Not sure if the Microsoft Surface Device is in the short term plans of the organization but I am sure that some of our users will buy and try it on their own.
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