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
Member since:
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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RE: My prediction:
by Praxis on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 03:20 in reply to "My prediction:"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

While I also have some degree of interest in the Notion Ink Adam and seems to my geek eyes that it could be a superior product, Apples marketing is a force to be reckoned with. No other hardware company comes close in the amount of excitement and interest they can generate in their products. The only way other products will really be able to break into the mainstream will be if they can take advantage of Apples strange attachment to making their products exclusive to att network by attaching themselves to the other carriers. The tablet that can make a deal with Verizon for 3g will probably be able to take second place in the market easy.

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