What is the point?
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Even Sony has an iPad wannabe with e-ink. They have an impressing library.. can almost match the ipadīs. The only problem is that you canīt see any colors other than black and white... so itīs mostly just for reading.
Couldn't agree more, must have been my toilet training, but to hell with delayed gratification.....Just buy it, you only live once!
As I posted in a different thread, we may be on the cusp of a PC "revolution" fostered by iPad. From various sources, I've read all sorts of rumblings on tablet PCs being readied as Christmas toys. The most promising competitor I've seen thus far is the Notion Adam Ink (entry price $327). Check it out on Youtube. Here's another post
Notion Ink Adam hands-on - SlashGear
It should be fascinating to see Apple ride this exciting wave they've created
Why do folk keep posting other crap tablets on an iPad forum .....really why ?
This is an iPad only forum and anybody who comes here want info on ipads not some cheap copy.
Every computer manufacturer has dreamed of a tiny, self contained computing device. HP made a slate years ago very similar to the iPad's size. I had one and it was a truly revolutionary device. Unfortunately, they were expensive and not supported fully from the software side, and battery life and performance we minimal.
The point is, the iPad is great, but it did not create a "revolution". Technology is creating the revolution. The iPad is just the first affordable version to come along, but it did not invent the concept. There will be many more. Some of these "benfits" of the other devices will not matter to many users. I expect the iPad to continue selling strong. It has great app support and Apple has a good reputation for building solid hardware.
A lot of devices will be out soon. Some people will prefer those over the iPad, some people will prefer the iPad. Each one will have its unique appeal to a certain kind of consumer.
Personally, I would like to see one with a real OS and an optional Wacom pen for drawing, handwriting and sketching in notes. There are some slates already out with both touchscreen and Wacom pens, but they are very expensive.
For those who are jazzed with the mad scramble
of those trying to "grab the brass ring" (in the wake
of the iPad's burgeoning success), the following link
offers "strictly tablet" news in a pretty palatable manner.
Tablet PC Review - Best Tablet PCs
It's pretty entertaining to see how companies morph tablets
into laptop/tablet, phone/tablet, eReader/tablet and "wait
for it" --- dual tablets! It all seems rather desperate.
In the meantime, my bride continues her fledgling
use of a PC, her iPad -- able to do more & more
(seldom consulting with me). It's delightful!
I love how there is so much variety coming out. Different devices for different people and different needs.