The iPad is out, and we’re doing our best to present the alternatives that are out there. While a lot of new and upcoming devices use either proprietary OSes or Android, a lot of them also use Windows – especially those that have been around for a few years. The problem is that a lot of the devices running Windows use 1024×600 screens, like the Viliv S5, S7 and X70, EEE T91 and T101, Kohjinsha SC3, Willcom D4 and a insane amount of other UMPCs, tablets and netbooks. That resolution doesn’t leave a lot of vertical space when you stuff in all the toolbars that Windows programs like so much. Luckily, there are ways to fix some of those issues – at least in FireFox. Read on to see how.
Archive for anythingbutipad
The ‘pad seemed to be a big disappointment across the board of fans and foes. Whether it was due to the lack of Flash, multi-tasking, camera, USB input, removable battery, memory card reader, wide screen, …and the list goes on. The typical Apple hype machine failed, big time. Everyone were dismayed by the fact that its just a big ipod touch and that it was still stuck on AT&T’s network.
Oh and then there are all the feminine hygiene product jokes on that horrible horrible name for a product- something everyone seemed to agree upon. Like ipod became a generic name to describe an MP3 player- we will not stand by and watch the tablet computer be called a ipad- a form factor which Apple had nothing to to with its conception nor innovation!
These devices are called tablets- not ‘pads.There will never be an awkward moment when your female friend says “Check out my new ipad” and you instinctively glance at her nether region- embarrassingly realizing what you just did. Tablets. Tablets. Tablets!
Here at ABI we will be promoting this form factor and the use of the proper term tablet, in a new anythingbutipad section. In addition to the already amazing MP3 player reviews and content we will be doing the same for the tablet scene. A forward facing blog will arise soon on CrowdGather’s amazing new CMS, but for now we will be blogging and creating this content in our tablet sub forum. So join the conversation, there are already quite a few great posts on this blog to be:
- Is Microsoft’s Courier an iPad Killer?
- Pad vs Tablet vs Slate – What name to you prefer?
- MSI Dual Screen Windows 7 Tablet
- NVidia’s Tegra 2 Will Play a Big Role in Next Gen Tablets
- MSI Android Tablet -”MSI E-Reader”
- ExoPC: Its like intelligent people made the ipad