Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, we have the iPad out and about for a while now, doing its thing, most likely selling well. Of course, others want a piece of that pie as well, so we see tablets pop up all over the place, most of which are either ultra-low budget junk or vapourware (how that's Adam coming along, Notion Ink?). Earlier this year, Steve Ballmer proudly held up HP's Windows 7-powered Slate - but then, HP bought Palm, canned the Slate, promised a webOS tablet, and then resurrected the Slate as an enterprise product. Now we have a video of the Windows 7-powered Slate. Let's compare it to Samsung's detailed overview of its Galaxy Tab, and see ever so clearly why HP canned the darn thing in the first place.
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Win7 Tablet + Developers
by brewmastre on Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:07 UTC
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I'm one of a handful of weirdos who actually like .NET development so I can possibly see a Win7 powered slate as being a useful machine. Essentially it would be like using a netbook except that I can plug in any keyboard I like (rather than the crappy netbook KB) and can start coding away. When I'm not coding then I can use it for some basic mail and surfing related stuff. It may not have the polish of Android or iOS but I can guarantee the Slate will be more hacker friendly than any other device.

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