Microsoft and HP withdraw plans to develop devices to compete with the IPad. Microsoft canceled plans for the Courier Tablet and HP canceled plans for the Slate tablet. HP may be making plans to enter the smartphone arena with the purchase of Palm according to Chad Brand.
Erin Perterson explains why the iPad competition is dropping out in an article on Touch Reviews. Renee Oricchio says the iPad competitors are DOA. Jared Newman considers iPad Alternatives.
Now do you need or just want an iPad? Lev Grossman review may help answer the question.