It seems the tablets are getting way too many hands in the cookie jar. If the rumors are true from the previous article that some are already bailing out then we can expect more soon until there are only a few standing. As good as true competition is there is a limit on how many players can play the game. Imagine a game of monopoly with 20 players not going to work out very well right?
This means that most of them are simply going to be pushed out of the market and likely end up with a loss. More than likely all the little guys will be the victim of this. Just look at net-books there were more companies involved in that whole fad and now its down to a few.
Pretty much, but I am surrounded by Sony's professional equipment on a day to day basis (work for a TV station), so perhaps I am a bit biased. Rock solid equipment, just a bit pricey.