Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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I want a keyboard
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 09:11 UTC
jabjoe
Member since:
2009-05-06

The thing is, I'm going to be a bit pee'ed if all that I can buy is tablet form factor ARM/Linux machines.

I read this yesterday:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/05/ipad-keyboard

Made me laugh. So you need a real keyboard to be productive? Surprise surprise! So, as it's something you are going to want all the time, really it might as well be part of the unit, and say, fold out. Wait a minute! That's a clam shell form factor!

Keep looking at OpenPandora.....
http://www.open-pandora.org/

Just wish it was a A9 ARM.....and the screen was bigger (less boarder, more screen).....and it had HDMI out and could do HD video.....and had a real harddisc with some real storage i.e. hundreds of gigs. That would make me wet my pants and have to buy one regard less of being broke. ;-)

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RE: I want a keyboard
by aesiamun on Fri 7th May 2010 21:48 in reply to "I want a keyboard"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

The OpenPandora is basically a Motorola Droid with a smaller screen. What's the estimated cost of that when it's released?

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