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[News] ASUS, Dell and Others to Offer Linux Tablets

  • Subject: [News] ASUS, Dell and Others to Offer Linux Tablets
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 00:34:18 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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| It looks as if ASUStek is coming back into 
| the fold of FLOSS with a new product this 
| summer, a tablet-format PC. If it runs 
| Android, is it ARM-based? Amen! That may be 
| the best way for an OEM to escape Wintel.


Dellâs slate roadmap revealed: Android, MeeGo, smartbooks and more...

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| A leaked slide from Dellâs mobile roadmap 
| deck shows 5 inch and 7 inch slates running 
| Android and MeeGo, a 3G slate bundled by 
| Vodafone plus two ARM-powered 11 inch 
| âsmartbooksâ.


A look at JooJoo web tablet, the iPad rival

,----[ Quote ]
| The device is a rival to the iPad. It has a 
| larger screen than Apple's slate, with a 
| standard 16:9 ratio. It also runs a version 
| of Linux, unlike the iPad, which runs the 
| same operating system as that used by the 
| iPhone handset.



Asus announces Eee Pad tablet

,----[ Quote ]
| The firm that popularised netbooks will be
| peddling the Eee Pad, a tablet that will run
| Google's Android operating system. The device
| reportedly will have cutting edge features
| missing on Apple's Ipad, such as USB ports, an
| integrated webcam and even support for Adobe's
| Flash.


ASUS is working on an Eee Pad

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| According to DigiTimes, the Eee Pad will be
| available in the shops from late June and will
| be priced at around $500. ASUS says it will
| produce 300,000 of these devices in 2010. In
| contrast to Apple's iPad, the Eee Pad will
| include USB ports, a camera and Adobe's Flash
| Player. The latter is currently in a
| restricted beta phase.


Sharp updates NetWalker to be Linux tablet

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| In August last year Sharp introduced a new
| device it referred to as an ultra-compact
| netbook. It was named the NetWalker, and went
| to market in September.

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