Compaq is owned by HP so this is really their play. This looks like it will be going up against the iPad. The 16GB starting memory isn't that bad considering that it has an SD slot. No touchscreen though.
Yeah gibbersome, the touchscreen is kinda BS (or lack thereof), either way this is more along the lines of what I was talking about before. This is more of a mobile do anything type of unit, however it is not in a tablet e-reader type design.
Looks interesting ; I'll be looking to see if it turns up in shops here in Sweden and what sort of reception it gets. Wonder how much of that 16GB SSD remains for use, after the processor, etc, have taken their share - and not least, how much it will cost ?...
I agree, no touchscreen, why have Andriod on it? Wouldn't it have been easier/cheaper to just do a pared down linux distro?
A prologue to the omen coming on - i e, Compaq (HP) testing the waters in anticipation of a release of a similarly sized machine with a Chrome OS ?...
That would require Google to take Chrome out of beta, and we all know how much google loves to keep things in beta.
Soupstyle, you seem to be confusing two very distinct things : the Chrome/Chromium browser, for which a standard version, a beta version, and a dev version are available, and a Chrome/Chromium OS, a project for which, AFAIK, no beta version has yet been released. As to Google loving to keep things in beta, Gmail was certainly denominated as a beta for a very long time, but far less time elapsed between the time the Chrome browser was available to the public as a download and the release of a standard, non-beta version, than was the case for, e g, Microsoft's IE8....
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