So Windows 8 will be here sometime next year and of course, we’re all expecting to be using Windows 8 tablets with the Metro interface.

I write so much about Windows 8 and the tablets etc and I realized that I hadnt really paid attention to the competition i.e. the tablets on sale now in the market place.

I hunted down all the tablets and vendors that I could and here they are just for you. As you can see, it’s a really crowded field and Microsoft are going to have to work really really hard to make Windows 8 stand out.

You can get more information about each Tablet from Amazon from clicking on the titles (they open up in a new window).

My personal favorite is the Samsung galaxy. Has a really sexy feel to it. On a separate note – Samsung seem to be kicking ass in the hardware department these days. Stay tuned for a separate post on that.

Anyway, let’s do it.

Here are the top 16 Tablets that Windows 8 will have to compete with when it hits the market next year.

1. Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u 10.1-Inch Tablet

Acer Iconia Tablet

Acer Iconia Tablet

 

2. Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

Amazon Kindle Fire review

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

3. ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet 16GB

Archos Tablet

Archos Tablet

 

4. ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 10.1-Inch Tablet

ASUS Eee Pad

ASUS Eee Pad

 

5. Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (16GB)

Blackberry Playbook

Blackberry Playbook

 

6. Coby Kyros MID7015 7-Inch Android Internet Touchscreen Tablet

Coby Kryos

Coby Kryos

 

7. Cydle M7 MultiPad Tablet PC – White

Cydle

Cydle

 

 8. Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet

Dell Streak

Dell Streak

 

 9. HTC Flyer 5MP,16GB,Android OS,AD2P 7inch WIFI Tablet

HTC Flyer Tablet

HTC Flyer Tablet

 

10. MOTOROLA XOOM Android Tablet (10.1-Inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi)

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

 

 11. Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eBook

Barnes and Noble Nook

Barnes and Noble Nook

 

12. Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy

 

 13. Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (16GB)

Sony Tablet

Sony Tablet

 

 14. Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet AT105-T1016

Toshiba Thrive

Toshiba Thrive

 

 15. Velocity Micro T301 Cruz 7-Inch Android 2.0 Tablet (Black)

Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro

 

16. ViewSonic gTablet with 10″ Multi-Touch LCD Screen

Viewsonic G Tablet

Viewsonic G Tablet

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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