Apple's iPad: Redefining the Tablet PC Industry?
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However, some analysts pointed out that despite the fact that the iPad was gaining success world-wide, it was facing some problems which might affect its future prospects.It was found deficient in supporting several key features such as a Flash player, USB port, etc., which were considered essential prerequisites of a successful device in the 21st century. Moreover, with the announcements of Research In Motion (RIM)11 , Google Inc.12 (Google), Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)13 , and other major competitors that they intended to launch their own iPad/Slate-like devices by 2011, the tablet PC industry was expected to heat up. In addition, Apple was also facing several legal problems, with HTC Corporations (HTC) suing the company for violating its intellectual property rights.
9]"Apple iPad A 'Winner,' 'Game Changer,' Reviewers Say (Update2)," www.businessweek.com, April 1, 2010.
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