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Here’s something that annoys the crap out of me lately. Just about every major iPad rival tablet device now seems to be described as ‘rushed to market’.
Every time one of them gets dinged for a lack of features or lack of performance or similar, it gets qualified with the rushed to market phrase and a promise of updates and upgrades months down the road to make everything all OK.
And each time I see that phrase used my first thought is … WTF??? These ‘rivals’ are being released a year after the original iPad, barely ahead of or later than the iPad second generation, and they’ve been rushed? And most of them still come out looking half-baked or less.
I guess I just don’t see how the phrase fits at all. The iPad beat all these devices to the market by a year. Now Apple has effectively lapped the field with the release of the iPad 2 – and yet we still get the lame suggestion that these other tablets are rushed to market.
Boy I’d hate to see what happens when RIM and Motorola and Asus and all the rest are in non-rush mode.