Yes probably the cheaper tablets are less performant than a Galaxy or an iPad, or an Archos (french tablet !).
But the market is driven by price ! That's a pity, but when we consider the poorest part of population we can't consider only the specifications. This population has the right, too, to access knowledge, culture and modern tools.
I didn't know the Xoom, thank you. Then I looked for it. I saw the presentations. It's really interesting. But what will be its price ?
On the same side let consider the Motion CL900.
The war has started !
In 1997, when I was in charge of microcomputing in Philips, I designed a tablet... TOO EARLY, technologically, yes, but more PSYCOLOGICALLY. The market was not ready. People did not understand anything. Inside Philips like outside, except ... in Apple ! In this time I met somebody in Apple who showed to me the Newton, annouced two months later. This was a revolution ... for 6 months ! Nobody remembers !
Except the psychology, the price was the killing spec.
PS: It seems we are alone to talk about that. Eh !
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