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1/7/2011 07:56 AM EST
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eewiz
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eewiz   1/7/2011 9:11:51 AM
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I found the Notion Ink tablet really interesting. Unique mix of Sunlight readable E-ink type display & DualCore Tegra 2 CPU. http://www.slashgear.com/notion-ink-adam-hands-on-at-ces-2011-05123431/ http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/notion-ink-adam-hands-on-preview-video/ BTW I have recently tried Ziio tablet in a Creative store. Its was very laggy and had resistive touch screen. Felt like a device from 2005. I dont know why creative bothered to put out this device to market.

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phoenixdave   1/7/2011 1:57:15 PM
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I like the slide-out keyboard layout of the Samsung but being right handed would rather have the mouse on the right side. I would also rather have it run Android. Does the Samsung have both slide-out and touch-screen keyboard function as is done in most smartphones with this layout?

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rick merritt   1/7/2011 3:01:37 PM
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I like the way Asus had its tablets dock to a keyboard to form a notebook-alike without requring dual electronics as in the Lenovo U1 Hybrid. But I am curious about the LG tablet which had some buzz.

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eewiz   1/7/2011 3:18:48 PM
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Rick, you should check this post. is another way of doing a hybrid from Moto. http://www.eetimes.com/message-board/other/4211969/Motorola-Atrix-4G-phone--Netbook-Hybrid

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Brian Fuller2   1/7/2011 5:23:03 PM
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What's your collective take on pricing? These devices range from a couple of hundred bucks to, what, $700? You can get an excellent laptop for $700... but then again I'm a keyboard bigot. Thoughts?

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phoenixdave   1/7/2011 5:47:14 PM
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My guess (based upon similar screen sizes) pricing range will reflect OS: Linux will be lowest cost, Android middle of the road, Windows highest cost.

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Brian Fuller2   1/7/2011 5:55:37 PM
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I wonder when Vizio gets into the market with the first $99 tablet.

eewiz
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eewiz   1/7/2011 6:00:03 PM
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This year atleast a 100 companies are launching Android tablets. SO IMO the ASPs of tablets will come down to 200-300$ level by 2012. Even currently some good tablets are selling at 400-500 levels. Checkout the links from my first post.

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phoenixdave   1/7/2011 6:04:00 PM
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I wonder how long it will be before Sprint, Verizon, etc. will be offered package deals that include both smartphones/tablets together at a low cost. Seems like a great way to keep the hardware cost factor down and increase network usage revenue.

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eewiz   1/7/2011 6:06:39 PM
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99$ may be unrealistic IMO(unless vizio is going to rebrand some of the useless chinese tablets). The BOM costs for a decent iPad like tablet is gonna be ~150$.

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