For Marketing Leadership Professionals

iPad Challengers Have Flawed Product Strategies

Android Tablets Are Poised To Fail; Amazon.com Could Topple The Apple Cart

    Why Read This Report

    With Android smartphone sales surging, it's easy to think that Android-based devices will be the foil to the Apple iPad in the tablet market. But that's not what we see: Miscalculations in pricing and distribution spell trouble for Android tablets, especially the Motorola Xoom. HP and RIM show promise but have their own challenges, leaving the tablet market ripe for disruption. In this report, we evaluate the product strategies of tablets coming in 2011 and place our bets on which companies will succeed and which will fail.
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • Tablet Product Strategies Are Poised For Failure
    • The Tablet Market Is Ripe For Disruption . . . By Amazon
    • What "Should" Happen: Sony, Microsoft, And Vizio Should Launch Killer Tablets
    • RECOMMENDATIONS

      Content Product Strategists Must Rethink Their Platform Prioritization
    • Supplemental Material
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    TOOLS & TEMPLATES

    • Best Practice Assessments:

      Consumers Care About Price First On Tablets

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      Few Consumers Prefer To Buy A Tablet From A Carrier

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      Surprise! Consumers Prefer Windows But Shun Android On Tablets

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      Consumers Prefer PC Brands To Mobile Brands On Tablets