If something like this were to become ubiquitous, anyone needing to do more on their phone than a touch screen supported could find the nearest dock, plug in, do whatever, save, undock and go on their way. The docking station could not remember anything that was done on it and would have to be dumb enough or locked down enough that no one could install any sort of logging or capture software. The docking station would not have any connection to the outside world and could not store anything from any user.
Will Motorola be like Xerox PARC and the GUI? Time will tell.
I think the obvious answers are google and amazon. If they release a 10" kindle fire it would be a serious competitor to the ipad overnight. Everyone in the world for the most part uses google products. If manufacturers can release a definitive android phone and make it abundantly clear that its a google prduct then watch out apple.
Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.
Google can't compete with Apple for similar reasons: completely different business strategies.
I do not think that apple is better. Otherwise they would not make a point of giving only 1 year guarantee in countries where 2 years is a legal obligation (with court cases as a consequence).
AMD64X2 3800+ 3GB Ram: 11.10
ACER one T1810 : 11.10 64 bit
another company that produces products with almost no originally and massive lawyer support. and multitudes of loyal fans that have to have the new product with no idea why it is better or even different than what they have now.
Disney could take Apple in a brainwashing and pretty product biannual release schedule.