Freescale's Tablet Reference Design Looks Good at $200

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thematejka

regardless of whether it's multi tasking or single use, I want a tablet badly, and this looks promising. At $200 or $250, I'm totally sold as long as the battery life is good and is not pokey and slow.

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etsugua

Seems to me that with the release of these tablets the days of kindle and other e-book readers are numbered.  I just don't see the point of the single use devices like the Kindle even with the fancy wierd screens.  If a tablet can display decent text as well as video and play hulu or netflix and sell for only $250 then i'm sold!  I have a humble Nokia n800 internet tablet and it does most of those things well on it's smallish 4" screen.  A larger screen and more processing power can only be a good thing in my book.

That said, i would prefer an open-source Freescale over a proprietary Apple even though i'm sure the Apple's will be way cool.

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nekollx

Will it got a week before recharging? Or even a few days? Will it be thinner then a issue of MaximumPC or closer to that of Lord of the Rings combined trilogy? The Ebook is popular beacse its small, light, and last forever.

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etsugua

A multi-use device can rarely compete with a dedicated device.  And the battery will never last as long on a tablet compared to an e-reader (that fancy wierd screen comes through in that department).  Butcan the tablet be as thin and light?  I definitely think so.  Heck, I was even concidering buying a Nook for myself (it was sold out) but now I think I might wait and see - battery life is not as important to me :-)

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nekollx

 you're smart, not the sloveny masses, remember these are the people enbracing the Snuggie when the Slanket came first by years (Hugs my green Slanket)

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etsugua

LOL!  If i had gotten the Nook it would definitely have been a spontaneous impulsive christmas-frenzy purchase.  I remember the Nook feeling sluggish - I'm playing with my co-workers Kindle and it feels downright snappy by comparison.

 but will it be as snappy as the Apple tablet -- the Newton 3?

 or am I the only one here old enough to remember the Newton?

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ascendant

Used to have a Newton. It broke though, and since they had stopped making it at the time I was forced to get the Palm IIIc.

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festiva_man

Right now they have an article that says Apple MAY unveil a tablet.  It is going to rock the computer world apparently.

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nekollx

 So you heard about the Tablet from Apple, it's a table i hear, made by Apple. It has already changed the world before it was produced! Such is the power of Apple.

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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SuperiorBeing

Every time I see these things, I feel so stupid for dumping $500 on my Archos 5.

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Danielt876

Looks like someone needs to read the specs section over again. "512MB of $AM" "801.11b/g/n Wi=Fi" "SIM car"

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