Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, we have the iPad out and about for a while now, doing its thing, most likely selling well. Of course, others want a piece of that pie as well, so we see tablets pop up all over the place, most of which are either ultra-low budget junk or vapourware (how that's Adam coming along, Notion Ink?). Earlier this year, Steve Ballmer proudly held up HP's Windows 7-powered Slate - but then, HP bought Palm, canned the Slate, promised a webOS tablet, and then resurrected the Slate as an enterprise product. Now we have a video of the Windows 7-powered Slate. Let's compare it to Samsung's detailed overview of its Galaxy Tab, and see ever so clearly why HP canned the darn thing in the first place.
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Wow!
by mrstep on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:15 UTC
mrstep
Member since:
2009-07-18

The Win7 as tablet thing just doesn't quite work, as you say, even if it's a decent desktop OS.

Alternately, the Samsung tablet seems more reasonable, which it should be given that they seem to have ripped off every feature they could (including the look of opening a book, page turning, coverflow knock-off for their media player, the look of the calendar, the home screen swiping, etc., etc., etc.) from the iPad. Jeez. "Gentlemen, start your copiers!" doesn't need to be aimed at Microsoft this time around.

Not that the icons and interface elements look as nice on Android, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess Apple should be awfully flattered.

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RE: Wow!
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:39 in reply to "Wow!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

page turning


Uhm, dude. Page turning wasn't invented by Apple. It was invented about 2000 years ago when the first codex as invented.

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RE[2]: Wow!
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 23:33 in reply to "RE: Wow!"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"page turning


Uhm, dude. Page turning wasn't invented by Apple. It was invented about 2000 years ago when the first codex as invented.
"

Even the computer-based page flip animation isn't *that* new:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwqi9HnN17w
(it's around the 1:50 mark)

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