[kwlug-disc] Microsoft will have tablets to compete with iPad
kb at 2bits.com
Fri Jul 30 23:20:54 EDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:09 PM, Lori Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 22:42 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > Microsoft is unhappy with Apple's success with the iPad. That is
> > understandable.
> > They say they will have some tablet offering by Intel.
> > If these get anywhere near popular, this could be good news for us,
> > since they will almost certainly be able to run Linux on them.
> > How soon before someone port Android on these?
> > --
> > Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> They are almost here (at least smaller versions). A couple of examples:
> Dell Streak (5"):
> Augen (7"):
Those are more akin to the iPod Touch than the iPad.
Good to see many that are Android out there. With a good Marketplace,
things can pick up.
Hopefully we can avoid the fragmentation that happened on the desktop with
KDE and Gnome.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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