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Apple CEO Tim Cook spent much of Wednesday’s new iPad event reminding everyone in the audience of just how wildly successful the iPad has been. It was hard to accuse him of hubris, though. As Dizzy Dean said, it ain’t bragging if you can back it up.

And so far, the tale of the tablet market is a story of Apple flourishing and almost everybody else crashing and burning. Let’s briefly review the major iPad challengers to date, and how they’ve fared:

HP’s TouchPad:officially dead.

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook: a dead tablet walking.

iPad-style tablets based on Android: add all of ‘em up, and they amount to a meaningful minority of the market. But very little of Android’s success in the smartphone biz has transferred over. As my colleague Jared Newman notes, Android tablets are utterly hobbled by a lack of great Android tablet apps, and it’s…

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