Apple's iPad 2 went on sale to rave reviews today, but it's facing a much more crowded market than the first iPad, which debuted last year. What's more, many of its rivals can best Apple's baby in a few areas. We already told you about the existing iPad alternatives on the market, and now we cover the tablets to come later this year. The HTC Flyer and LG G-Slate look particularly exciting, but all offer something to consider. For upcoming products, check out Eric Franklin's full list of the iPad 2's competition.
Announced at Mobile World Congress, the HTC Flyer has a 7-inch Super LCD touch screen encased in a sharp aluminum design. The feature set is respectable. It doesn't run Honeycomb, but we're intrigued by the 1.5GHz processor, and the digital ink technology that lets you use a pen to take notes and draw pictures right on the tablet. We don't know U.S. availability just yet, but it should go on sale in June.