Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Engadget has managed to get hold of a very interesting internal presentation slide from Hewlett-Packard which compares Apple's iPad to HP's very own Slate. Since we didn't yet know anything about the Slate's specifications, this one is pretty revealing. While that's interesting in and of itself, the slide is also interesting in that it illustrates so well what sets Apple apart from companies like HP.
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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:41 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

HP Custom UI makes me squirm at the thought.

Edited 2010-04-05 22:42 UTC

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by darknexus on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:44 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

HP Custom UI makes me squirm at the thought.


Yeah, especially if they do as bad a job with it as they do with their other software.

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Kroc on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:50 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yet more crapware immediately deinstalled to make the thing usable.

There’s nothing different to the same stunt pulled with XP tablets, and look how they fared.

It’s just pathetic. By the time someone (other than Apple) produces a tablet with a good user experience, Apple will have already moved onto the next thing. It’s crazy to think that businesses can mess up their internal structure so much that it completely prevents them from being on the ball, let alone getting near it. HP are suffering the same internal crapfest that made Vista what it was.

Edit - Oh, and check out this piece of junk: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/05/fusion-garage-joojoo-review/ "The truth is we could go on and on about software flaws" … "The JooJoo's integrated three-cell battery repeatedly lasted 2.5 hours … We will take this moment to non-tactfully remind you that the iPad lasts over 10 hours on a charge.

Edited 2010-04-05 22:54 UTC

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

ummm kroc? you do realize there are prefectly good UI's for pad style computer that came out even before teh iPad right? such as MintPass, and it's successor Sapphire (though that one isn't out yet).

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

That's exactly what I was talking about in the another thread! (http://www.osnews.com/comments/23114)

When any other OS company other the Apple will start doing decent software?

I'm here hoping Google will get it right, but the same way i'm not confortable with Apple's excessive control, I'm not confortable with all my data on a server on the United States..

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