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Old April 25 2010, 01:36 AM   #91
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

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Small form-factor PCs, such as UMPCs and slates, are woefully underpowered. I've said it before and I'll say it again: x86 is too heavy an architecture for such devices. But no one wants to put the work in to, say, develop a slick Linux distro and run it on an ARM-based processor.
Err. Android ring a bell? There's only going to be like 50 of them on the market by the end of the year.
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Old April 25 2010, 03:03 AM   #92
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On the topic of nook: i am posting from mine right now at work and able to legitmately say i am testing out product features.
Woah, I never knew it could web browse
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Old April 25 2010, 04:13 PM   #93
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They just added this feature along with game playing n
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Old April 26 2010, 12:37 PM   #94
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

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Small form-factor PCs, such as UMPCs and slates, are woefully underpowered. I've said it before and I'll say it again: x86 is too heavy an architecture for such devices. But no one wants to put the work in to, say, develop a slick Linux distro and run it on an ARM-based processor.
Err. Android ring a bell? There's only going to be like 50 of them on the market by the end of the year.
I have yet to see an Android-based slate. It would be quite nice, though.
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Old April 29 2010, 04:21 PM   #95
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

Just got an e-mail from Apple, my iPad 3g is in the mail (Fedex)
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Old April 30 2010, 04:12 AM   #96
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Yes, working from home tomorrow.. And the competition? Take a look here: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/29/...eing-released/
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Old April 30 2010, 04:14 AM   #97
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Yes, working from home tomorrow.. And the competition? Take a look here: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/29/...eing-released/
That actually doesn't seem like such a bad idea on HPs part
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Old April 30 2010, 04:35 AM   #98
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I tend to agree. I don't think Windows 7 is a good choice for such a device.
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Old April 30 2010, 04:43 AM   #99
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So, Microsoft kills it's PAD device, and HP puts theirs on indeterminate hold...

Seems like they both rushed out of the gate and had to take a step back and say "wait a min".
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Old April 30 2010, 04:52 AM   #100
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

Yeah, two of the biggest fish in the pond don't have anything.
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Re: HP's competition for the iPad!

While I think HP is overpaying for Palm ($1.2 billion? Really?), webOS is actually a really nice mobile operating system, and is definitely a much better platform for a slate/tablet device than Windows 7.

But they'd better do something about the webOS SDK, which is a piece of shit, as far as I've been told. If nobody wants to write apps for your operating system, your device is as good as dead.
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Old April 30 2010, 09:31 PM   #102
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Well i think it might be killed before it even gets started - "HP Slate killed? Rumor mill says 'yes'" - http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/30/h...mill-says-yes/

Last night TechCrunch reported that, according to an unnamed "source briefed on the matter," HP had stopped development of the Slate in its tracks, killing off the project entirely. Why? Well, according to the source, HP isn't thrilled with Windows 7's performance on the tablet.
Maybe Apple was smart going with the iPhone OS on the iPad? Maybe we need an Android slate?
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Old April 30 2010, 09:35 PM   #103
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If Microsoft were smart, they would try and release a slate type product, but link it with the 360. Tackle this particular type of device from a different angle.
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If Microsoft were smart, they would try and release a slate type product, but link it with the 360. Tackle this particular type of device from a different angle.
Considering there are various interactions possible between the PSP/PS3, and the DS/Wii, this wouldn't be a bad move on Microsoft's part. But they could focus their device on media consumption, like the iPad, rather than gaming. Many people seem to use their 360's as media centers, so it's logical to have a slate device that can attach to it.

Of course, it would need to work away from the 360, too!
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Old May 1 2010, 12:12 AM   #105
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So, Microsoft kills it's PAD device, and HP puts theirs on indeterminate hold...

Seems like they both rushed out of the gate and had to take a step back and say "wait a min".
Uh, not really. Courier was never a real product and HP just had WebOS drop in their laps. Neither of them were "rushing out" and then stepping back.
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