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The worst kept secret in tech right now is that Apple is getting ready to unveil a tablet PC.  People like me are reacting with a yawn.  Tablet PC's have been an option for years, and they just aren't selling.  Stripped down specs combined with what is basically a clipboard just doesn't make me want to plunk down $1K.

Well, some people may want a tablet for whatever reason.  So here's an option for you.

Freescale Semiconductor has just released specs for it's own tablet PC, soon to hit the market.  It runs Linux, of course.

ARM CPU (1 Gig ARM Cortex-A8).

7 inch touch screen.

Built in 3 megapixel camera.

Wifi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity.

512 M of memory

Hi def codecs built in and based on OpenGL

3 axis accellerometer (read that:  it tilts and reacts) and light detection.

Now how much would you pay?!?  How about $200?!?  That's right!  I'm Billy Mays, with the deal of a lifetime!

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ying_ko_4
Jan. 5th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Take Two Tablets And Call Me In The Morning
Where do I send ma monies? :/
sinetimore
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Re: Take Two Tablets And Call Me In The Morning
It's not out yet, it will supposedly get the official unveiling later this week.

In the meantime, check this out:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/185764/A_199_Tablet_for_Everyone_And_Its_Not_From_Apple.html

The whole reason I have a netbook is because I cannot function without a full-size keyboard. Part of the reason I almost never use my Palm is because I hate tapping things out (I refuse to learn a special way to write). So the tablet ain't exactly my cup of tea.

But then again, it's Linux, and they do have one in blue....
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