Wayne Rash clumsily writes that the timing of Apple’s upcoming March 2 iPad announcement was plotted with the intention of spoiling the new Motorola Xoom tablet.
The announcement by Verizon Wireless that the Xoom will ship on Feb. 24 was followed almost immediately by an invitation by Apple to a press announcement in San Francisco on March 2. Considering the splash that the Xoom is making in the tablet market before it has even been launched, this is no surprise.
The Xoom, with its collection of new features that the iPad doesn’t have and with capabilities that haven’t even been touched on in discussions about the iPad, makes the iPad look decidedly dated.
Yes, because people haven’t been talking about an iPad media event for months now. And Apple obviously is scared that a product that most Americans have never heard of will have a tangible affect on iPad sales.