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Has the iPad killed tablet innovation?

Five months ago Slash Gear writer Chris Davies wrote that tablets had come of age, and even sifted his way through the line-up cherry picking what must-have features would make for the perfect device. A month later, in the afterglow – or should that be aftermath? – of the iPad announcement, he marvelled that, while Apple’s slate wouldn’t necessarily satisfy every user, there was nonetheless plenty of choice on the horizon for those given a taste for tableteering.

Slash Gear's analyst contributors wisely told Davies not to count his touchscreen chickens before they’d hatched onto the market, but he wouldn’t listen. Davies thought the iPad’s arrival would rejuvenate the tablet segment, but all it seems to have done is killed off any attempt at innovation, he says.

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