TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B
Jan 20, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The idea is to get a new type of device into people's hands for
as cheap as possible (we were aiming for $200, it looks like $299
is more realistic). It fits perfectly on your lap while you are
sitting in front of the TV, so you can look up stuff on Wikipedia
or IMDB as you channel surf. It plays Flash video flawlessly so you
can watch movies and TV shows on Hulu or Joost or wherever. Or
listen to music on MySpace Music. Or use TokBox to have a video
chat with your parents. Then check email and call it a day.
Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Hulu, Wikipedia, Google Docs and Gmail
are the killer apps for this device.
"Because the device skips the resource-sucking parts of the
operating system and focuses on one application - the browser -
very low end hardware can be used and still give users a
desktop-like Internet browsing experience."