just found this Motorola ad:
but of course you know better than them
and after a little more research i found out that SAP, the market leader for enterprise software, already has released 15 apps for the iPad. so it is pretty pointless in trying to tell you how useful tablets will be when reality is already there.
but of course you know better than them as well
i own 3 Xooms, with usb keyboard and bluetooth mouse one after the other since they came out. I guess i DO know better then you what you can do with them. After spending a lot of time with them, i decided after experience that (and not based on presumption such yourself) they are really not fit for the same use one can have from a highend portable computer.
There is NO reason whatsoever to spend money on something that does just about the minimum you can do already for decades on a laptop, forces you to do things in a predetermined (not configurable) manner, and in cost/benefit analysis doesn't even come near a low end notebook.
It just doesn't make business sense. Add to that that maintenance costs on these gadgets is astronomical and you are a real nitwit if you decide as corporate ITC person to invest in them on a company wide scale.
But, it must be said, if you want to play Angry Birds they are ideal.
The obvious question is, why did i buy 3? Well, they are perfect entertainment centers. I have one in the bathroom, which plays off my Windows based dlna server, i have one in the bedroom which is hooked up via hdmi to my flatscreen and serves as smartTV and i have one in the study, also as entertainment remote and to test out my dabbling in app writing on.
Every device is fit for a certain purpose. Taking pictures with a Xoom is possible, but with almost 800 grams a bet hefty to use practically. Phoning with my Xoom mz600 is possible, but not practical without a headset. Which i am not wearing all day since it is irritating. Typing short tweets on a Xoom is possible, but it takes me twice as long.
Writing on a Xoom using a keyboard is possible, but it's a real hassle to all the time having to touch the screen to make things happen.
All in all, sure they work at everything somewhat, but at nothing as good as the standard laptop. Except for entertainment. For that they are exceptionally good.