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The best part about all the press that’s been stirred up by the iPad debate going on around the web is the attention it’s bringing to the market segment. 1 year ago hardly anyone knew what a slate/tablet PC was. Now everyone does. And the fact that 600,000 iPads have been sold means that other manufacturers can proceed with their own with a mraket segment now defined and sales assured.
Sales assured? Because the iPad is such a disabled machine. No flash, no SD, no 3G, not a stand alone computer (you need another computer to activate the stupid thing), no charging from a PC (way to try and force you to buy a Mac Steven). So much has been truned off or simply not put in that I rate the iPad as a half a computer.
The HP Slate, the Microsoft Courier, the ICD Ultra: these look the goods. Fully functioning slates that allow you to actually use them as computers if you want and not just big phones. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually aMac Fan, I own more than 10 Apple computers including a Cube, a couple of Lampshade iMac’s, powerbook and Macbook Pro. But the iPhone is 3/4 of a phone and the iPad is half a computer.
Bring on the Tablets 2010.
I have been buying korean made Sarotech enclosure for years and here is their lastest 2.5″ multimedia player called the abigs player that plays full HD movies 1920x1080P. It has a hdmi out and plays pretty much any video format except realmedia straight to your HD lcd tv.
Alex is a good mate of mine who has just entered the dark and mystical programming world of application development for the iPhone.You can follow his programming adventures on his blog..http://mobilecurve.blogspot.com as he strives to create the next killer iPhone application!
I was already dreaming of the S10 when Viliv released the S7 – the S7 just didn’t suit my requirements..having to tiny a screen and too low a resolution.
The S10 squeezes 1366×768 high res..oh joy..:)
Viliv S10 Blade pricing:
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/60GB HDD/Win XP – $699
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7 – $797
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 – $857
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $889
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $949
* Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 – $987
* Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $1,079