What TouchPad's Fate Says About the Tablet Market

I missed last week’s big news of Hewlett-Packard opting to terminate the TouchPad and other webOS hardware by only a few hours. My issue was one of timing: About two hours before HP’s bombshell revelations—the company is also looking to exit the PC market, where it holds the global No. 1 spot—I fell ill and took a few days off to recoup. It turned out that timing also provides a central explanation both for the demise of the TouchPad and for my conviction that Apple has positioned its iPad very well for years to come against challengers in the tablet market.

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