Punters favour Amazon to block Apple tablet flood
But it had better come up with something cheap
So you don't want an iPad, but you are keen on taking hold of a tablet. Which one are you going to go for? If a survey of fondleslab-fond shoppers is anything to go by, it'll be an Amazon job.
US price comparison site Retrevo asked a thousand website browsers about their tablet buying plans. Beyond Apple, Amazon was the clear winner, with 55 per cent saying that's one of the brands they will "seriously consider" buying a tablet from.
And the things haven't even been announced yet.
Samsung and Dell followed, both winning 38 per cent of respondents' potential purchase favour. Motorola and HP came next, both with 31 per cent. RIM's PlayBook would be considered by 24 per cent of respondents.
The scores add up to more than 100 per cent because punters could pick any number of suppliers.
But all of those vendors will have a job competing with Apple - unless they undercut the iPad massively.
Asked if they would consider an Android tablet with similar features over a basic, $499/£399 iPad, 79 per cent of them said yes - but only if it cost less than $250 (£152).
Some 48 per cent of punters surveyed said low price was a tablet's most important feature, while 28 per cent have their eye on a high-resolution display.
Half of respondents said they plan to buy an iPad, while 21 per cent will go for an Android and ten per cent will opt for some other kind. That leaves 19 per cent as 'don't knows' to play for. ®
They may have been saying they will buy it from Amazon ( as in the website not the brand)!
As a previous poster comments, they would buy it FROM amazon, but not AN amazon tablet.
Not just your corner of the planet.
Oh I already know someone who has Apple Everything as far as "real" computers are concerned. That much will probably not change.
However, for him the iPad is way too big, way too expensive and a complete disappointment when we both thought it was going to be a tablet computer rather than a really big iPod. He seems to like the 7" form factor of this Galaxy Tab though, not to mention the iPhone4 owner I know who asked me "why can't I do that" when I started playing with alternative app launchers. I do try to keep any bile to a minimum outside of Register comment sections and other online fora, but I just couldn't think of any more tactful answer than "because Apple won't let anybody make one".
And yes, those survey questions are really, really poor. You don't buy Samsung gear from Samsung, but you might buy it from Amazon!
Flawed a bit?
There are so many flaws in this "survey" I don't know where to begin.
this kinda sucks for all the other manufacturers then.
over half the people asked would rather wait in the hope that a future, rumoured product will be better than the current ipad, instead of buying one of the currently available alternatives
wasn't there a similar survey last year about how most people were going to wait for the RIM Playbook - and we know how well that turned out!