Linked by Adam S on Mon 1st Feb 2010 18:19 UTC
Podcasts Back in August of 2009, the OSnews team spent 3 full hours discussing Apple. In the course of discussion, we spent some time talking about the then-mythical "Apple Tablet." So, 5 months later, how did we do? Were we accurate in our predictions? How did you envision the Tablet, long before the nonsensically named "iPad" became a reality? This clip, which I've called "Episode 20.x" and inserted into cannon retroactively, is pulled, unaltered, from the original podcast.
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My prediction:
by kragil on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 01:05 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

The Ipad will create a market for tablets, but I think that Android based
devices that have OLPC (Pixel Qi) screens without the need for backlight
like the Notion Ink Adam will be much more compelling to consumers.
They will offer a superior reading experience and probably have flash, add
to that all the services Google offers and you have a very compelling
device.
Competition will drive the prices down (399 will probably be the maximum
they can ask for).
My prediction:
Apple will sell lots of Ipads, but Linux will be on a lot more tablets.
PS. Google should have bought Lala.com. Music is important for such a
device.

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