Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Geeks.com sent us in an Android 2.2 tablet, the MID M80003W. They recently populated their store with a number of cheap tablets, so we thought it was a good idea to see what one could expect from these products that seem to have flooded the market recently.
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RE[6]: Young market
by WereCatf on Sat 9th Apr 2011 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Young market"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

You see I’m not defending iPad because it's Apple, I’m defending it because it's the best user experience right now.


I disagree with that notion, but I quite believe it's down to matters of taste so I won't bother to start arguing about that. Besides, I don't really believe it's so much about the user experience per ce, it's more about how good Apple is at pointing people towards things they are likely to like. That is a very powerful thing to have and other manufacturers should pay much more attention to such things.

I do agree that other manufacturers do have a few things to learn from Apple, though I personally hope they won't take the walled garden approach by heart.

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RE[7]: Young market
by Alfman on Sat 9th Apr 2011 21:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Young market"
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2011-01-28

WereCatf,

"I do agree that other manufacturers do have a few things to learn from Apple, though I personally hope they won't take the walled garden approach by heart."


That would be a major set back for consumers and developers everywhere. The IBM PC was great because it was so openly accessible and hackable. It would be a shame if we forgot the lessons of openness and revert back to proprietary systems and vendor lock.

It's not just apple who's guilty here. Since vista, microsoft killed all open source drivers in windows. DRM is cropping up everywhere. We're crossing from the golden age of computing into the dark ages of computing. We're not there yet, but if we're not vigilant, corporations will be happy to take us there.

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