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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More impressive if Nokia released one
by blitze on Mon 5th Apr 2010 23:00 UTC
blitze
Member since:
2006-09-15

Utilising Maemo as their underlying OS.
A decent open platform to work from.

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spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

maemo is dead, long live meego

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Haicube Member since:
2005-08-06

Exactly, this is what I thought when reading this from minute 1.

Problem is that Microsoft can't do anything drastic without threatening it's wide spread adoption and the very same is the reason why the slate won't make a huge impact on the market in its current incarnation.

What HP (and other similar PC vendors) needs is balls to make some drastic choices in order to bring a User Experience which boils down to more than a faster CPU. Maemo would definitely be such a choice (Or Meego if you like, it's all the same to me). These are lightweight, competent and consistent. Not to mention that at least from my perspective (and I'm certain from many others as well) it owns iPhoneOS any day of the week.

Now a completely different approach would be to go for Android, but for any slate a real webbrowser is obviously a necessity and here is where Maemo is the real thing. And the other real opp is to run for ChromeOS (is it called that?)

Obviously I can see how HP won't be walking down any of these routes as it might damage their relationship with Microsoft.

Now to finalize this, I'm really not a big fan of the tablet concept today, I'm far to dependent on a real keyboard but as a 6th computer I might have one.

Edited 2010-04-06 05:03 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Now a completely different approach would be to go for Android, but for any slate a real webbrowser is obviously a necessity


I'm confused. What's wrong with Android's webkit-based browser?

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

They've been releasing tablets with Maemo for years and they are pretty good.

And Windows 7 is not perfect but still better than the OS on the iPad. It can play video in any format, it doesn't need iTunes, it can multitask and it can run programs that don't come from Applée's app store.

"But it's the user experience that counts!"

The user experience is crap when you have to convert a movie just to play it. I fail to see what is the point of the iPad. It does everything your iPod does but is bigger and more expensive and it can't do more than that.

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Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

And Windows 7 is not perfect but still better than the OS on the iPad. It can play video in any format, it doesn't need iTunes, it can multitask and it can run programs that don't come from Applée's app store.

"But it's the user experience that counts!"

The user experience is crap when you have to convert a movie just to play it. I fail to see what is the point of the iPad. It does everything your iPod does but is bigger and more expensive and it can't do more than that.



Yet it can barely get 5 hours of battery life…

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