"We can safely say that the Apple iPad is received with
mixed feelings by the IT-savvy community. The main problem is that
the tablet is just not as revolutionary as many expected it would
be. It keeps many of the limitations of the iPhone (no
multitasking, tightly controlled app-store) and doesn’t
provide impressive new features which could keep the balance.
"Let’s compare this tablet to one of the more promising
Tegra 2 tablets on the way to the market: the Notion Ink Adam.
Admittedly, the Adam is not on the market yet, while the iPad is
quite sure gets there soon. Nevertheless, we give the benefit of
the doubt to Notion Ink (especially, considering how badly Nvidia
wants to start the Tegra 2 device line). In my comparison, the Adam
runs Ubuntu Linux with the Mobile Edition which has a touch
oriented user interface. The first version of the Adam is expected
to come with Android but since Nvidia officially supports Ubuntu on
the Tegra 2, we can expect a fully working Ubuntu edition on the
Adam soon enough."