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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by polaris20 on Mon 27th Sep 2010 14:08 UTC
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It's lighter and smaller than the iPad, which I found to be heavy and clunky, its large display necessitating lots of movement of your hands to cover the entire display.

Yeah Thom, it weighs a ton at a pound and a half.

I think the iPad is anything but clunky, and unlike 7" tablets, you can actually type comfortably in portrait mode. 7" will be far too tight for that.

This article is a good indication of why I avoid OSNews these days; it's more blog than news, and generally it's just opinion pieces of why Apple/MS/Google/evil company of the day doesn't make good products in the eyes of the editors.

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