palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 28 03:33:53 CST 2010
Hard to believe this is much of a commercial loss - if Rev doesn't run on it.
The thing first makes you go through the app store to get any apps available
for it or loaded on to it. You don't want to mess with the app store. Then
as a user you have to buy extra stuff to be able to connect even the most
basic devices like USB. No flash. Printing? How exactly are printers
supported? Again, writing for it, be careful what you assume about the
environment the user is running.
It probably has a niche, but its not a substitute for a laptop, and its very
expensive as a touch screen media player, and its way too big to be a phone,
and it seems to be a mediocre ebook reader. People probably will buy it,
but it must be doubtful that enough of them will to make it a viable
platform for the delivery of applications.
Some of the similar units that are coming down, running Windows or Linux,
cheaper and more functional because more open, may well end up being viable
for embedded apps in commercial and industrial applications. The concept is
probably viable, this particular device in this form probably will not be a
mass market entrant. Jon Stokes on Ars has an interesting and well balanced
initial take. The interesting dual screen entourage device announced lately
might be a clue to the future - viable open platform with an e-ink screen to
make long reading pleasurable. Whether this turns out to be a decent
contender, something of that sort will come down soon.
As for Rev, far more important to get the basics working properly on all
three platforms than move into trying to support yet another, and one whose
market significance is doubtful.
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