[brlug-general] Android tablets? tabloids? tabdroids?
kevin.bucknum at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 08:17:27 CDT 2011
For what it's worth, Woot has refurb Nook Colors for $104 today.
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Richards Jr, Edward C. <ECRichards at fbd.com
> I would love to have the new Motorola Xoom, but it is just too rich for
> my blood, at least at this point. I heard a rumor that Sam’s will be selling
> the Wi-Fi version for $539 and I might pop for that, but I’m playing the
> “wait and see” game to see what happens as more Android based tablets come
> to market. For now, the Nook Color is taking care of my tablet wants.
> *From:* general-bounces at brlug.net [mailto:general-bounces at brlug.net] *On
> Behalf Of *Jonathan Roberts
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:00 AM
> *To:* general at brlug.net
> *Subject:* Re: [brlug-general] Android tablets? tabloids? tabdroids?
> We just got a few Galaxy Tablets at work (the 7" ones). The IT guys went
> crazy and seem to love them. I'm still thinking about the Nook myself..
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Richards Jr, Edward C. <
> ECRichards at fbd.com> wrote:
> I bought a Nook Color, rooted it and installed a pre-release version of
> Honeycomb that one of the XDA guys packaged. It seems to work just fine.
> I use it every day for work and pleasure. For $250, it is a steal. You
> may want to look into roming the gtablet. Wish Google would go ahead and
> release the source to HC.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: general-bounces at brlug.net [mailto:general-bounces at brlug.net] On
> Behalf Of Brad Bendily
> Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:33 PM
> To: general at brlug.net
> Subject: Re: [brlug-general] Android tablets? tabloids? tabdroids?
> So. I did buy an iPad2 (for the wife). It's cool, speedy, screen is
> decent (could have been better). Aside from iOS, it's probably the
> best tablet on the market.
> However, i decided i wanted an Android tablet for myself. And, if so,
> was/is the way to go. A buddy of mine bought a Xoom. It's really nice,
> also speedy,
> nice screen, honeycomb is nice, cool widgets that iOS doesn't have. But
> the 3g
> model was more than i wanted to spend and I don't think i'll use the
> service. So, i
> was going to wait for the wifi only model. Then woot came along with the
> Viewsonic gtablet for $280. Which as Tim said previously, is the
> tegra2 dual core chip.
> Same hardware as the xoom just about, except for the screen. I don't
> the gtab yet, supposed to be here tomorrow, but for that price it
> seemed like a really
> good deal, considering the hardware. Also, as Tim said, there is a
> pretty big
> modding/following at xda. There are about 6 or so different roms all
> of which claim to be
> more speedy/responsive than the default OS. So, even though it won't
> be honeycomb,
> it's still android and is pretty quick.
> regarding the 3 links below. Apparently the Adam Ink has shipped, but
> there seems to
> be a lot of questions surrounding that tablet.They're still not taking
> orders and a lot
> of folks had concerns about the ones that did ship, and I think people
> are still waiting
> for some of their orders.
> I've never noticed before, how there was so much talk and hype at the
> trade shows
> and then all of these tablets never show up. sucks for the consumer.
> but hey, there is always duke nukem forever to look forward to!
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Brad Bendily <bendily at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've found a few mid price range that I like. Maybe given some time
> these will
> > be solid viable options.
> > http://www.openpeak.com/OpenTablet10.php
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_tablet
> > (this one is supposedly shipping. not sure how long new orders will
> > http://www.innoversal.com.tw/en-us/products/lattice.aspx
> > (this one is cool cause it list Ubuntu as an OS)
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