Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Dec 2011 06:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple's iPad however, not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It's not for lack of products that prevented Android tablets from taking any market share away from Apple this year. By our calculation, over 100 tablets were introduced since the iPad however, we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?
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RE: Still waiting...
by Pro-Competition on Wed 21st Dec 2011 01:15 UTC in reply to "Still waiting..."
Pro-Competition
Member since:
2007-08-20

Have you looked at the Nook Tablet? The screen resolution is only 1024x600 and it has no Bluetooth, but it has the MicroUSB and MicroSD, dual-core, WiFi, 1GB RAM, and 16GB storage (not all user accessible, of course). And it's only $249.

I've been thinking hard about it myself. I would probably root it and use a custom ROM.

(There is speculation that the chipset probably supports Bluetooth, but that there is no antenna for it. Apparently this was the case for the Nook Color, and when the custom ROMs came out, they were able to get Bluetooth working, but only for very short distances. Something to consider.)

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RE[2]: Still waiting...
by broken_symlink on Wed 21st Dec 2011 01:37 in reply to "RE: Still waiting..."
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

I have. There are no custom roms for the nook tablet though, because the bootloader is locked. B&N also recently disabled the ability to sideload apps, so you can only install apps you get through their app store.

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