Mike Elgan in Computerworld says Apple’s design dogma will keep it a minority player in the emerging touch market:
I’ve speculated about who will grab major market share and control this market, and I’ve tended to favor Apple… Apple has proved visionary with its touch computing products… it’s very likely that Apple will, for the foreseeable future, have the best touch tablets. I just don’t think they’ll own the market.
Why not? Who will?
Microsoft, Google, the Linux people and all their partners, on the other hand, will jump all over it and usher in an incredibly diverse range of computing options involving touch, as well as systems featuring combinations of touch and every other input mode they can think of.