Tired of iPad news? What would you want in your perfect tablet?

By on April 6, 2010
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Apple iPads have started to arrive in the Middle East, not through official channels though, and iPad chat is all over blogs, Twitter and more.

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Apple iPads have started to arrive in the Middle East, not through official channels though, and iPad chat will be all over blogs, Twitter and more, if it’s not already.

Some of you may already be checking a courier’s web site to see how your iPad is progressing from China to a friend in the US and then on to you in the Middle East.

But of course not everyone is excited about iPad. Are you one of those that have not pre-ordered an iPad and really have no intention of not getting one at all?

I don’t mind confessing that I’ve not ordered one myself and probably wouldn’t buy it until it’s officially in our market. But don’t take that as a sign that I’m not excited about iPad. From what I can tell from everything I’ve read about it, I think the iPad will be very attractive to me.

Of course there are competitors coming out. Having been at CES in January it seems obvious to me that pretty much every company that in some way or another puts together products with chips in them is working on tablets. And we’re not talking about what’s by some called crisps nor about medicine pills.

Asus, one of the biggest players in computers, has said that they’re ready to bring out two tablets – one Windows and one Android – in the next few months. That comes as no surprise and I’d expect many others to follow suit.

What would I be looking for in a tablet? I want something that is mainly a good web browser. I’d prefer it if it could run Adobe Flash, have some local file system, but it doesn’t have to have lots of space, I live mainly in the cloud anyway. If it had a slot for a regular-sized SIM card so I could use 3G data on the go, that’d be great, but I’d be okay with tethering with a smartphone too.

Something like that, running Android, Google Chrome OS, or some Linux version, could persuade me to miss out on the iPad. But it’d have to be considerably cheaper than Apple’s offering, which is not the case with the JooJoo at least.

Assuming your at all interested in the tablet form factor, what would the perfect tablet look like if you could design it?


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  • gozza

    USB 3.0 port, Adobe Flash support, cut down Win7 because you need a file system (or Andriod?). 2 x cameras (a low res web cam, and a good optical cam). A second battery that can be charged externally, SD card slot, Intel Atom type CPU so it can multitask, built in 3G/4G, good LCD that can viewed outdoors, 2 x speakers, a fold out stand/bipod to stand it up, rubber or soft plastic corners (it WILL get dropped), a screen resolution that view HD, preferably a design like the upcoming Microsoft Courier that has 2 x screens and folds in half to close and protect the screen.

  • Emad salah

    i am using i pad, and already conduct a multi country research about users and potantial userd. it is a real revelution,add lots of fun for reading esp. for Arabs and young generatons
    it is facinating, easy to use, full of pulse
    i think it has to be invested well,so every body can get benifits

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