Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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seems I was right
by unclefester on Mon 5th Dec 2011 23:26 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

The Apple fanbois were telling us recently that a $200 tablet was impossible let alone a $99 one.

Apple RIP. You are now officially fscked. It will probably take a year or two before you begin to really hurt. After that your decline will be terminal.

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RE: seems I was right
by yanik on Tue 6th Dec 2011 00:20 in reply to "seems I was right"
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

Can't tell if serious or just trolling...

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RE: seems I was right
by JAlexoid on Tue 6th Dec 2011 01:03 in reply to "seems I was right"
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2009-05-19

10" tablet with proper screen, 8/16Gb storage and a good ARM SoC still costs about $260 to manufacture.

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RE[2]: seems I was right
by unclefester on Tue 6th Dec 2011 03:28 in reply to "RE: seems I was right"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

10" tablet with proper screen, 8/16Gb storage and a good ARM SoC still costs about $260 to manufacture.


Try $120. Tablets with this hardware already wholesale in China for well under $150.

A Tegra 3 quad core SoC currently costs less than $25.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-Tegra-3-Costs-Between-15-25-1...

High end quad core tablets are expected to be <$300 within six months.

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RE: seems I was right
by kop316 on Tue 6th Dec 2011 15:55 in reply to "seems I was right"
kop316 Member since:
2006-07-01

Heh, my laptop was fscked last night, but then again it does that every 30 boots or so. It was a minor annoyance. I wonder if thats how Apple sees getting fscked too?

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RE[2]: seems I was right
by Neolander on Tue 6th Dec 2011 19:56 in reply to "RE: seems I was right"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Heh, my laptop was fscked last night, but then again it does that every 30 boots or so. It was a minor annoyance. I wonder if thats how Apple sees getting fscked too?

I think they are probably using a shiny but limited GUI frontend to the UNIX way :
date;cd ~;gunzip;strip;touch;finger;mount;fsck;more;yes;umount;sleep

Edited 2011-12-06 19:58 UTC

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