Five open source alternatives to the iPad
Apr 06, 2010, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ruth Suehle)
"Interest in iPad app development is waning, and the device just
got here. Maybe that means it's time to explore more open options.
Here are five.
"A bit bigger than the iPad with an 11.6", 1366x768 display, the
WePad runs the Android OS. You can get apps from the Android Market
or the WePad App Store. It also has a 1.3 megapixel webcam, which
the iPad infamously did not include. What about the other iPad
holes most often complained about? Flash? Yes. Multitasking? Yes.
And the USB ports, modem, and 6-hour battery life won't hear many
"Touch Book is sort of a netbook, sort of a tablet. It's made by
a company called Always Innovating, and it has a feature that
really appeals to me--a detachable keyboard dock."
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