6 LTE support in the US
4G support is notably absent from the iPad 2. Apple could address this omission with the mooted iPad 2+. But we can't see that happening.
That means that if Google equips its next-gen android tablet
with LTE for US customers, they'll have months of being the fastest slates around for browsing the web in one of its key markets. That's something tangible you can really sell android 2.2 tablet
on the back of.
7 Cosy up to BestBuy
One of Apple's key advantages in the android 2.3 tablet
space is that its retail network of Apple stores, all staffed with bright young things well versed in explaining its products to the man on the Clapham Omnibus.
Obviously Google can't rollout anything comparable quickly. But it can piggyback on other retailers. Not least the android 2.1 tablet
Central area planned for BestBuy stores. For the short-term and busy periods, it needs to send out reps to demo its wares, engage with punters and turn floating voters away from Apple.