This week, Ryan and I discussed HP’s discontinuation of webOS and PC hardware, why a $99 TouchPad isn’t more compelling, the potential in Windows Phone 7, installing antivirus on your future Windows 8 tablet, the difficulties in changing your text editor of choice, and the results of Marco’s experiment switching from TextMate to BBEdit for a week.
We also speculated on what the future Amazon tablet might be. My guess: a $249-ish tablet with low-end hardware running Android under the hood, very similar to the Nook Color.
One big question is whether it will be an official “Android” tablet and therefore have the Marketplace and Google’s apps: my guess is no. Amazon’s effect on the “tablet market” depends a lot, in various ways, on the answer to that question.