Apple knows how to make money, and they know how to make products that are eye-catching. They also have the sales because they have their own stores. Break your iWhatever and take it to the mall... Xoom: you gotta ship the damn thing out if it needs to get fixed (won't be happening to me, just rooted it last night; knocking on wood I will never have to do this). But like y'all said, the iPad has been in the game for much longer than ANY Andy tablet. The Xoom is what, a month and a half old. Of course because of this it's not going to have many apps built specifically for it. But that whole article you quoted in the OP, I agree with every point; this thing is a beast, iPad has a long way to come to compare to some of those points as well, it's just hidden by other points, such as sales.