The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — handicap the latest entries in the Tablet Stakes. It feels like a game of musical chairs, with three chairs and four tablet platforms. When the music stops, Apple, Amazon, and Google are sitting pretty, with Microsoft missing a business model to finance the Surface.
The iPhone 5 launch next week looms large(r) than life, but all the exciting action is in the 7-inch form factor. Amazon may seem attractive to the reading crowd, and Apple (TV) to the big screeners, but Nexus 7 has turned my iPhone into mostly a hotspot. The Gang seems primed for the move to the sequential device model, but for now the one device for all mirage fits the Silver Bullet Theory, that Clint’s Invisible Chair can win by staying just out of sight.
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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor