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Old 04-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Leave it to SONY to make a two stylish tablet.

The S1 will be a 10" screen and the S2 will be two split screen 5" each.

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It’s been a long time coming, but Sony has just unveiled two Android 3.0-powered tablets, the “magazine style” S1 and the dual-screen S2. The former is a 9.4-inch single-screen device with a Tegra 2 processor, front- and rear-facing cameras, and a curve at the top — “it’s like holding a magazine”
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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hmm the normal has an interesting back. Not sure on the split screen one though.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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The S2 is interesting, but would need a custom ebook reader app so that a line of text isn't split across the seam.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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The S2 is interesting, but would need a custom ebook reader app so that a line of text isn't split across the seam.
That's exactly the reason why I didn't buy the Toshiba notebook with just this problem.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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The S2 is interesting, but would need a custom ebook reader app so that a line of text isn't split across the seam.
Good point -- but the Kyocera Echo with a similar setup (a phone with two 3.5" screens) seems to have taken care of that problem.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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SONY and Computer don't work too well in the past with VAIO series. Can they make a comeback with Tablets? I am sure those two design won't be cheap and by the time they come out officially Ice Cream should be it first appearance.
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Stylish, but how is the usability?
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Stylish, but how is the usability?
The success of the iPad is proof that usability is irrelevant. (btw this is no way a dig on the iPad).
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The success of the iPad is proof that usability is irrelevant. (btw this is no way a dig on the iPad).
Interesting timing-James Kendrick over at ZDNET (wonder what happened to his jkontherun/gigaom gig) just posted an article about it:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-new...t-it-8221/2284

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Invariably, the reaction people have to the iPad is very different from that with other tablets. Apple has designed the iPad and its interface to be totally without intimidation. The iPad in use follows through with the marketing message that Apple gives: you just do things with it. No computing metaphors, no talk of all the different email services it can access. You will never hear the word “tablet” in an iPad ad.

You just do things with it, and consumers “get it”. Every time I’ve handed an iPad to someone they start touching icons and swiping the screen, and in seconds they are doing things with it, and totally ignoring everything around them.
Kendrick argues that it is instant usability that is directly responsible for the iPad's success.
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Interesting timing-James Kendrick over at ZDNET (wonder what happened to his jkontherun/gigaom gig) just posted an article about it:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-new...t-it-8221/2284



Kendrick argues that it is instant usability that is directly responsible for the iPad's success.
That is definitely true.

On the other hand, the resulting "dumbing down" is also the reason so much functionality is missing. It stands to reason that, as the technical sophistication of the population rises, as other companies make their interfaces increasingly easier to use (one example of where everyone else is way ahead of Apple is widgets --- they save so much time), and as the number of people who grew up before computers goes down, this approach may well backfire.

Intel now also has some interesting new developments -- that may allow for very advanced chips that can run full windows with extremely low power requirements. That would relegate the current Android and iOS tablets to the same position that e-ink readers find themselves in vs. tablets right now. Meaning such half baked OS's would only be used for extremely low priced devices with limited functionality and most users would opt to pay slightly more for a device that does everything. We also have to see what Windows 8 brings -- will it be a real OS or just a tablet OS version of WM 7?

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