jeanathan wrote: »
Good find kalebksp.
Well it looks like the interaction between user and computer are a bit slow and unrefined in the videos,but it is in beta. $315-$325 depending on shipping in U.S. Obviously, it would take a very long time to get the interface up to par with the ipad, but the open environment is great and cost is less.
256MB RAM is too low
touchpad is not multitouch
3-5hr battery as touchpad alone
It needs work, but usb hdd and open source application portability make it look like a promising project, but probably underfunded. Though, I may ultimately try one if the RAM level rises in the future and battery life increases for touchpad alone option.
jeanathan wrote: »
bellhead wrote: »
Field personal such as delivery personal, field workers, who now have a device that is not a stand alone company specific. Think UPS, Fedex, water department, type of people etc. A hardened panasonic toughbook runs about $3500 including the dock and software. They also weight about 9 lbs and usually are obsolete within 4 years. Other devices are ones specifically built to the users specs. These devices tend to cost more, and are difficult to fix and repair once they have broke. I know as I have been on this end of the it world.
The ipad offers a nice solution out of the box for $600. Can do email, texting, and internet browsing and has 3g included with it. You can store pdf's, documents, and can watch videos on it. It is very easy to write apps for apple devices and it is easy to find people to do this.
Because of this alone I can see a company such as UPS going with an IPAD to replace their drivers tablet they have now and it may happen very quickly.
nice343 wrote: »
worst peace of 'invention' ever. Any computer that can't multitask is worthless in my book
dynamik wrote: »
I'm going to buy 20 of them and use them as digital picture frames. I'm also disappointed at the lack of tampon jokes thus far.