Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 22:17 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is Research In Motion still, well, in motion? Heck yeah they are. They just unveiled their long-awaited tablet, christened the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's got a dual-core 1Ghz ARM processor, and it runs... QNX! This alone already makes it the most awesome tablet ever.
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Tablets are Cute
by backdoc on Tue 28th Sep 2010 02:29 UTC
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Tablets are cute. They make great commercial fodder. But, they haven't piqued my interest.

RIM is getting off on the right foot, though. I mean, it's running QNX. But, only time will tell if it is flexible enough for me.

If I ever buy a tablet, I am expecting shell access and ssh. And, if I put files on it, I want to be able to mount it on my computer's file system or use scp.

I doubt any of that is ever going to happen.

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RE: Tablets are Cute
by pepa on Tue 28th Sep 2010 10:57 in reply to "Tablets are Cute"
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My below $100 tablet has root shell and ssh, I can browse my server's filesystem and read files on the go.

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RE: Tablets are Cute
by aliquis on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:32 in reply to "Tablets are Cute"
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What I like about tablets is actually the customized-for-the-task-at-hand-and-nothing-more-applications, which seems very "unixish" but kinda have got lost in all the office packages, play-all-sorts-of-media-mediaplayers, e-mail clients, calendars and so on.

It's also the opposit of run-everything-in-some-tab-of-your-browser.

I think facebook status updates is somewhat usable, I think a simple picture browser is to, a simple IM-client, stock tracking, RSS-reader and so on.

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