Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 01:10 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While browsing through dealextreme.com, a popular online shop for electronic products here in Asia, I was really surprised to see several iPad-like tablet computers that are sold for as low as $99 (US). Another surprising thing is that they are all powered by Android.
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RE[4]: specs for tablets
by vivainio on Mon 26th Jul 2010 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: specs for tablets"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

I'd also like to see someone come out with a well-built Android tablet that competes on merits and construction, not "let's see how much we can undercut the iPad for!"


In 2010, I'd rather take cheap over well-built any day.

We are going to see good tablets later, but these cheap gadgets make the wait easier.

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RE[5]: specs for tablets
by polaris20 on Tue 27th Jul 2010 14:25 in reply to "RE[4]: specs for tablets"
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2005-07-06

I'm tired of buying cheap crap waiting for nicer stuff. I'm happy with the iPad, and don't regret spending $600 on it at all for the amount of use I'm getting out of it. iOS4 continues to be better than Android (at least 2.1, I have not yet tried 2.2) and I'm not confident Google or the vendors will be fixing the problems I have with it any time soon, especially as it applies to a tablet device.

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RE[6]: specs for tablets
by vivainio on Tue 27th Jul 2010 16:39 in reply to "RE[5]: specs for tablets"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I'm happy with the iPad, and don't regret spending $600 on it at all for the amount of use I'm getting out of it.


Someone else, on the other hand, might be pissed if they blew $600 on something that they use for the same thing where a $100 tablet would suffice. It's better plan to spend ~$150 now and $400-500 later (for something that kicks the crap out of current iPad - perhaps with Pixel Qi display even).

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