The start of 2010 has been buzzing with news about the ipad released by Apple. Whenever one technology giant comes out with a new product the other giants are quick to copy. Hence the news release of the google table.
The ipad also has another competitor to worry about which is the HP Slate. Nobody knows if these tablets will change the computing industry but this could become the end of the keyboard and mouse.
It has been mentioned that HTC will be the main carrier and producer of the tablet which will also use the Android operating system. Since this is using Android and not Chrome this might be a tablet that links the mobile phone and laptop into 1 device, something the ipad won't come close to doing on it's first version but might change in the future.
At least with all of this competition the features should be given to the consumers at a faster rate and if produced in large quantities could become cheaper alternatives to laptops.