Google Android versus Apple iPad

April 12, 2010
Android is the only potential competitor for iPad
ZD Net
Christopher Dawson writes why Google Android may be a competitor to Apple’s iPhone device.

“There just happens to be one platform that is giving the iPhone a run for its money and is also slated for inclusion on a number of upcoming tablets: Android. Perhaps the use of Android on the Dell Mini 5 is the best indicator of its potential in this market. Dell, after all, has a penchant for letting other companies innovate and then sweeping into a market and finding real success with aggressive pricing and corporate features.”

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ViewSonic getting literate with VEB620 and VEB625 e-readers
Engadget
Tim Stevens writes about new e-reader devices from ViewSonic.

“Two more contestants have joined the e-reader showdown, ViewSonic’s VEB620 and VEB625, and while the Plain Jane styling on these two won’t score very well in either the evening dress or swimsuit competitions, they could do just in the talent show portion thanks to native compatibility with PDF, along with ePub, RTF, and plain text. They also sport orientation sensors, so that content will automatically rotate on the 6-inch, 800 x 600 E-Ink screens, and offer 2GB of internal storage with SD expansion. At .24kg they weigh a little less than the latest Kindle (which weighs in at about .29kg), though they’re 2mm thicker (11 here vs. 9) and only the VEB625 sports WiFi connectivity.”

ASUS Eee PC T101MT now shipping to the form factor indecisive
Engadget
Joanna Stern writes about a new Eee PC product from Asus.

“ASUS’ 10-inch Eee PC T101MT is undoubtedly for those that can’t make the call on netbook vs. tablet, and like clockwork the Atom N450-powered netvertible is creeping up on stateside order pages in search of $500 of your hard earned cash. Unfortunately, for that price you’ll only be getting single touch input since its Windows 7 Starter OS lacks multi-touch support, but our guess is that slightly more expensive SKUs with Win 7 Premium will start popping up soon.”

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