Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:01 UTC
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This is cute and all, but will somebody PLEASE SHIP SOMETHING.

You cannot have a successful product selling millions like the iPad until you ruddy well ship something people can actually get their hands on and use.

Gosh, and I really wonder why anybody thinks the iPad is overrated. People are actually enjoying their iPads; there’s nothing more overrated than vapourware.


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RE: Comment by Kroc
by fretinator on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:14 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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I with you on this. For two years now we have been waiting for the big wave of tablets = ARM tablets, Andoid Tablets, etc. They are shown at Expos, Electronic Shows, and yet - only a dribble has come out. There are the Android toys (KMart), the Always Innovating Touchbook (more a hobby project), but no wave. I am SOOOOOOO sick of hearing about what is going to come out. I want to run DNF on my Ubuntu ARM tablet - now!

p.s., of course, I mean "except the iPad".

... and I also know about the Streak (tablephone??) and Archos devices - still not the wave.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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I am SOOOOOOO sick of hearing about what is going to come out. I want to run DNF on my Ubuntu ARM tablet - now!

They are probably waiting for Android 3.0 to make a better initial impact. Therefore they also have time to polish their hardware.

(Be sure to tell this prospective iPad buyers as well - there is no need to get disillusioned and end up buing iPad in a weak moment)

This gap in time should cause a *real* wave eventually.

What's funny is that the only devices that have managed to make the cut are some pseudo-illegal hackjobs. I'm slightly disappointed with the tech industry.

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