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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RE[4]: Nailed it
by Chicken Blood on Mon 1st Feb 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nailed it"
Chicken Blood
Member since:
2005-12-21

The iPad ended up being not so different from what we saw a CES just a couple weeks before,.


Hardly. A lot of those devices at CES still ran what was basically the Windows desktop OS (i.e. something not specifically designed for multi-touch input). That's a huge difference.

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Edited 2010-02-01 23:13 UTC

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RE[5]: Nailed it
by Praxis on Mon 1st Feb 2010 23:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Nailed it"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

"The iPad ended up being not so different from what we saw a CES just a couple weeks before,.


Hardly. Those devices at CES still ran what was basically the Windows desktop OS (i.e. something not specifically designed for multi-touch input). That's a huge difference.
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There were also android tablets present, those are very similar to the iPad in form and capabilities, since they run on Snapdragon or Tegra 2 processors, have access to an app store, multitouch capable, and multitasking capable.
Here is a chart breaking down features of several tablets compared with the iPad
http://gizmodo.com/5459308/slate-showdown-ipad-vs-hp-slate-vs-joojo...

And we will probably see even more tablets coming out this year in about the same range. The iPad is not alone

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