The one big reason why iPad rivals can’t compete on price, article.
More and more reasons are coming in about why it's nearly impossible for Apple's competitors to compete with Apple in the tablet market. This guy says it's the high profits of direct sales through the Apple Stores. Fascinating stuff anyhow.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, and it's a very good device. But it costs the same as the iPad, and it really is not worth that, it should be around 70% of that.
By the way, I wonder why Apple started off with such a low price ($500 entry price) on the iPad? They had the market to themselves, and it would still have sold like hot cakes at $700 or even $800, and they could just have lowered the price later, like they did with the iPhone. (Though perhaps not as soon and dramatically as they did with the iPhone, which ticked off early customers fiercely.)