Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:45 UTC, submitted by strestout1
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I've been a fan of Velocity Micro for years. Velocity Micro is a small system manufacturer that's been around for years, and you always have to root for the small guy. The company has announced that they will be releasing three new Android powered tablets this year to compete with hardware from heavyweights like iPad, Dell, and HP. Here's an early look at what to expect from the upcoming hardware."
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RE: Still nothing
by vivainio on Thu 15th Jul 2010 19:39 UTC in reply to "Still nothing"
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What's worse, in mimicking Apple they completely ignore the long tail, the other 90% of the customers whose willingness or ability to spend the same drops off sharply on the graph curve, but who put together could offer an income at least as rewarding.

Did you read the TFA? These guys are giving us exactly what we need - cheap tablets.

We want 10" netbooks for under 200$, with WiFi, Bluetooth, webcam, USB, SD reader, 2.5" HDD, extra-long battery life, ARM processor and running Linux (no Windows tax, see).

I can sacrifice extra-long battery life if it makes a cheaper & lighter device. 6 hours would be fine.

Why go for tablets, strange devices in a strange new niche market, the bastard child of Apple's narrow vision and their feud with Flash, when you can flood the market with affordable netbooks, a format that everybody understands and wants?

Netbook market is flooded already by established players. Tablets are the gold rush.

I wish they'd all stop chasing Apple's tail and have some ideas of their own.

I don't think these guys are following Apple's tail. They just see that a new market has been created, hardware to enter that market is available for a low price, and that this is their window to make the move.

I applaud these guys, as opposed to the cowards at HTC:

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