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ARM: Over 50 tablet devices will debut in 2010

By Matthew ยท 26 replies
Mar 10, 2010
  1. Apple's iPad could face some serious competition as 2010 unfolds, if an ARM executive's predictions hold true. Roy Chen, ARM's worldwide mobile computing ODM manager, expects over 50 tablets to launch worldwide in 2010. The pending swarm of slate computers has even prompted ARM to secure more space at this year's Computex conference, where it will show off tablets along with e-readers, netbooks, and other hardware.

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  2. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    First! That's a serious about of competition indeed. Pants company's are gonna need to bring out a new clothing line just so they can fit into peoples pockets.
  3. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Maybe connect em to one of those cool pants chains people hook upto there wallets
  4. SweetIT

    SweetIT TS Rookie

    Oh ToastOz- have you seen the concept pants with the iGotaBig***Pocket ad? You have got to google it if you haven't seen it. It's hysterical!
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    The iPad is just the beginning of Apple's ambitions - next they're going to take the fashion industry by storm. Shiny white trousers, designed in California, made in China, only works when you hook it up to iTunes, uses the same materials as all the other brands but with an Apple logo on it so it costs twice as much. Oh yeah and it has that massive pocket for your iPad.
  6. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Haha yeah apple are like when you buy a new car. After you purchase it they remind you of all the features you need to buy to keep it as cool as possible, like paint protection and a steering wheel.
  7. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I think after the initial buzz this product and most if not all similar products are bound to fail. Apple are trying to fill a gap between laptops that just isn't there.
  8. ourboyblue

    ourboyblue TS Rookie Posts: 19

    What is the point of such a limited use item.
    Mac lovers will wear their ipad as jewelry, displaying them like ribbons to prove their lolity/love for steve jobs and the "i" everything movement.
    But the rest of us have no use for them. with free readers and free content like Blio Reader (http://blioreader.com/) coming and touch screen netbook like asus T91 what is the point. You can have a real computer not just a reader.

    my 2 cents, :)
  9. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Im getting one with nvidias tegra, 1080p playback baby!
  10. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    over 50 tablets?!? Yippee!!!! *ends sarcasm*
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,159   +829

    WoW! The new toy era, wonder how long will it take for everyone to return to their notebooks :p
  12. zyodei

    zyodei TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Any tablet + Keyboard + ability to run any program + multitasking + tablet remix of Linux (if that's your thing > Any iPad

    I think the ipad will become an object of derision within a couple years.
  13. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I guess a little competition is good, right? We have the iphone, nexus one, droid, they all basically do the same thing except different hardware/software/engineering, so will the tablet war be different?
  14. jacob007

    jacob007 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Let the tablets come...

    I just don`t see a huge market for this kind of devices i think this is going to be the technology flop of the century
  15. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    there's not much market for tablets! the main markets are for PCs and laptops and netbooks!
    but they can be useful for those who want just basic computing on the move!
  16. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    50 ?, very big number for just starting this kind of devices hype, the market for Tablets wouldn't be as big I guess..
  17. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Maybe it's just because I haven't tried one yet, but I think I'll stick to standard laptops. I'm sure having a real keyboard is much more convenient for everyday use that handwriting recognition, and since you can close the lid on a laptop, the screen is better protected too.
  18. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    That is a lot of devices for a fairly unproven market. But i guess someone either thinks there is a big market for these devices or they just don't want to play catch up with Apple if Apple is right.
  19. pgbsamurai

    pgbsamurai TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I think the reason that tablets have failed so much in the past is that they failed to meet some of the basic desires when it comes to this kind of device. The average consumer interested in a tablet is going to want something light, with a large easy to read display, an intuitive user interface, with enough power to do some basic multimedia activities. Until now the tech just hasn't been there to provide all of these, older tablets were heavy and bulky. Most had horrible user interfaces and had very poor processing power. Those that had decent computing power you could fry an egg on after a few minutes of use.

    With the iPad, Apple has addressed the user interface for the most part, and the tech has reached a level that a light devise with a large display with decent processing power is finally available. The Apple fanboys will snap it up as soon as possible, however, the iPad has some pretty big gaps that will hurt it in the larger market. It has no Flash support. Without Flash it is not going to be a better browsing experience, no matter what Steve says. It also lacks a USB port for thumb drive support. It also lack an integrated stylus. The multitouch interface is great, don't get me wrong, but part of the appeal of a tablet is the ability to write notes down not just type. I really don't want to have to go back to the preschool tech of finger painting to jot a note down. Finally you have Apple's increasingly draconian control over the App store and their philosophy that they will tell you what you want instead of letting you decide that for your self.

    If other manufactures can overcome some of these limitations they will give Apple a run for their money. Otherwise, this tablet thing might flop again.
  20. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 313   +169

    I would buy a tablet, as long as it isn't made by apple. I want to be able to torrent stuff, while listening to music, on the internet, talking to people on instant messengers. This isn't possible on the ipad. And the ridiculous hard drive configurations on the ipad makes me want to vomit. Hasn't apple figured out that hard drives are cheap? Give me the HP tablet.
  21. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    So this is how books die.
  22. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Ill definately be buying one that is not related to apple in anyway
  23. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I hope they keep the prices low and support multitasking
  24. Alphadeus

    Alphadeus TS Rookie

    I can't imagine there being "too" much competition for Apple. I had been wanting an ipod touch but decided to hold off since hearing about the ipad. The prospect of a bigger screen just makes me more excited.

    It's kind of sad, but I probably would buy the ipad at first just to play Bejeweled :) Of course I could probably find other things to do with it :p
  25. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    If somebody can make a Windows 7 Tegra 2 tablet, I WILL buy it. I'm afraid it just may not be possible as Tegra 1 & 2 are not x86 platforms.
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