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Toshiba To Debut iPad-Style Tablets

submitted on April 15, 2010 by siggy38 in "Products / Gadgets"
Toshiba, the world's fifth-largest personal computer maker says it will launch slate devices later in 2010, including models that run either the Microsoft Windows 7 or Google Android operating systems.

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    Posted by honesta on April 16, 2010
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    and the world follows ......
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    Posted by midget on April 16, 2010
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    wow, wonder what happened to honesta.
    • WhattaDealBlog
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 16, 2010
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      I've been wondering the same thing.

      We need a disgraced members thread, with names and reasons of banishment.
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    Posted by HouTex on April 16, 2010
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    Looks like we're about to see a slate war to challenge the iPad. The army of contenders include 15 more, although most of these probably won't succeed. See

    A couple are available now:
    Fusion Garage JooJoo (former CrunchPad) - running Ubuntu Linux ($499)
    Archos 9 PCtablet ($549)
    Camangi Webstation running Android 1.5 - the price on this one has dropped from $400 to $275, possibly as a result of bad reviews

    Coming in June:
    HP Slate, running Windows 7 ($549-$599)
    Dell Mini 5 (Streak), running Android 2.x - includes a smartphone/camera (price unknown)
    Lenovo IdeaPad U1, running Linux/Windows 7 ($999)
    ICD Ultra, running Android 2.0 ($250)
    Notion Ink Adam, running Android 2.x/Ubuntu Linux/Chrome OS ($327-$800)

    Coming in the 2nd half of 2010:
    ExoPC Slate - Windows 7 Summer 2010 $599
    Microsoft Courier folding dual-screen device, running Windows CE 6. (price unknown) This will be more of a digital journal/eReader
    MSI Tegra 2 Tablet, running Android 2.x (around $500)
    Asus Eee Pad, running Android or Chrome OS (around $500?)
    Freescale Smartbook Tablet Reference, running Chrome, Android, or Debian Linux (if made, starting at $200)

    Unknown release:
    Axiotron Modbook Pro, made by former head of Apple's Newton group. They currently will convert your MacBook for $700

    If you want a touch screen and still keep your physical keyboard, a netbook equipped with a swiveling screen could be a good compromise. Each will have a 10.1-inch multitouch display, run Windows 7, and cost around $500. That's cheaper than standard 12.1-inch convertibles such as the multitouch-capable HP TouchSmart tm2t and Lenovo ThinkPad X201T.

    These "netvertibles" include
    Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T (available now)
    Viliv S10 Blade
    Asus Eee PC T101MT
    Gigabyte Touch Note T1000P

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