Rivals to the iPad?

From the GBM archives

All hail the iPad.  It has arrived and conquered!  I read somewhere something like 300,000 of these were sold this weekend.  Wowsers!  If that estimate is even close, Apple is going to have a VERY good year.  I can’t wait to see what will be out by Christmas.  I even got to play with one at my local Best Buy.  I enjoyed the experience and now need to find a way to justify $499 plus tax and accessories into my budget.

Ok, enough of that.  Lets talk about the other tablet/slate devices that are due to come out this year.  What?  You mean there is something other than an iPad. Yes, yes there is.

PC World has a wonderful slideshow up on their sites called “Slate Wars”.  It shows 18 different tablet/slate devices due to come out this year.  Some of the ones listed: HP Slate, JooJoo, Lenovo Idea Pad U1, ExoPC Slate, MSI Tegra 2, as well as several others.  The GBM/Notebooks.com crew saw some of these at CES this year, and some are still in the conception stages.

We’ll be keeping an eye on these and see what will be coming out this year. Maybe Christmas won’t be all Apples this year?