Friday Poll: Is Honeycomb sweet enough for you?

Where do you stand now that Honeycomb has been detailed? A tablet that runs Honeycomb? The upcoming new iPad? Or something else altogether?

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Tablet tabulations

Now that you have a better sense of Honeycomb, what are your tablet plans?

As you've surely heard, something new is coming to the tablet marketspace: Honeycomb , otherwise known as Android 3.0.

It's Google's first mobile operating system aimed specifically at tablets, and Google let us get our hands on it again this week--the same day Apple and News Corp. showed off a new publication built for the iPad.

So far we like Honeycomb, but it could have a fight ahead of it, as the iPad, which many consider to be the creator of the category, currently has 87 percent market share (remember, though, that the iPhone dominated smartphone coolness too until Android took root and began claiming a large chunk of that market).

But Honeycomb looks sweet , with a clear road map established, a new app store ready to roll, features like 3D maps, and support for powerful hardware. And it has plenty of hardware makers, like Motorola and LG , ready to back it up. If they can keep the prices of their devices reasonable, tablets running Honeycomb might have a chance at stinging Apple where it hurts.

Apple, though, is rumored to have the next-gen iPad almost ready for launch , with some guessing it may be announced in the next week and a half. We don't know much about the device, but there are enough rumors to keep the iPad versus Honeycomb stories buzzing.

So now we'd like to know where you, the Crave readers, stand. Honeycomb tablet or the new iPad? Or something else?

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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