RIM chose a particularly bad day yesterday to show off their upcoming Playbook tablet. In the words of ARS Technica (in a post titled "a bit rough around the edges") the writer noted: And in Android news, Google conceded that they'd had to pull a bunch of Apps from their (barely curated) Android store as they contained particularly malicious malware. So from a hardware side, you've got manufacturers who can't meet Apple's price point, and probably wouldn't be able to purchase sufficient touchscreens even if they could. From the software side Android seems "unfinished", with features that appeal more to scammers and criminals than to customers. An App store experience that is an unpleasant, poorly stocked mess. From the retail side, Xooms and Playbooks are going to be sold in Best Buys and Verizon mall kiosks. With all the delightful associations THOSE experiences bring up. It seems that Apple's competitors are basing their entire business plan on Flash. A fifteen year-old video format that is buggy, resource hungry, virus-plagued, and used mainly to annoy the viewer with advertisements of dancing hamsters. I don't think this is going to end well for them.