Originally Posted by AustinChief
Memory only isn't an issue with the iPad because they strip down the functionality. It's the same with battery life.
And no, Apple will NOT be able to keep up with the pace of development. Not on the OS front and not on the hardware front. Their monolithic model is fundamentally flawed in this regard.
Hell, the Xoom proved this point... with a full year head start.. the iPad2 is only better in regards to battery and number of apps (and aesthetics, but let's leave that purely subjective aspect off the table) Apps is a non-issue since we all know that you hit a certain critical mass where it doesn't matter if you have 5 or 5000 apps that fulfill a certain need.
Maybe Apple will prove me wrong with a major leap forward with the iPad3... but I find it unlikely.
Wow. Have you read any if the xoom user experiences? They're miserable. Crashes repeatedly. Lags like crazy. Slow even running only google apps after a short period of uptime. To parse that to only two "minor" problems in comparison to the iPad is laughable. Bro, wake up. Evidently making a tablet run right isn't easy and Apple is way way ahead of the competitors in fielding a workable model