Amazon.com is widely expected to unveil its Android-based Kindle tablet. Already, silly bloggers are suggesting this could be the iPad-killer. You remember the iPad-killer, right? First it was the Dell Streak, then the HP Slate 500, then the LG Optimus, then the JooJoo (aka “CrunchPad”), then the Motorola Mobility Xoom, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (admittedly the first to register with the market in terms of sales to customers and get good reviews), then the Acer Iconia, then the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, and most recently the HP TouchPad. I’m sure I missed a few!
So when you see anyone claim “iPad-killer,” move on. Certainly, at some point Android tablets will become competitive to the iPad. But even when they do, the Amazon Kindle tablet won’t be part of the iPad’s competitive landscape.