15+ iPad Alternatives – But How Good Are they?

Apple iPad is creating another technology wave, many players are chasing them with their breed of touch-screen enabled tablet devices. Here we have featured some of them, most of which are just prototypes under active development (some of them aren’t). We may to have wait for few months before they matured. We are all finger crossed and waiting if they can clash with the mighty Apple’s iPad :) (We really like to see some competition for iPad)

HP Slate

Upcoming Windows 7 based tablet PC from HP. HP Slate has Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU, 3MP Camera on the back panel and a VGA Web Cam on the front, 8.9’’ Capacitive Multi touch Screen, 1GB RAM. It will have great multimedia capabilities. More is here. (Update – Canceled)

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ExoPC Slate

ExoPC Slate is a powerful Windows 7 netbook with a multi-touch interface to browse the web, play flash games, watch TV and movies, listen music and news, read books, organize your photos, download apps and more.

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OpenTablet 7

The OpenTablet 7 beautifully combines the highest quality VoIP telephony with an advanced multi-media communications and information center, converging voice, video, and data into an attractive and portable device.

The 7” touch screen display provides an engaging, interactive experience with an intuitive navigation menu for easy access to family organization, information, and entertainment applications including photos, videos, music, calendar, contacts, and many other popular applications. Check out more here.

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WePad

Android based WePad is German designed. It is based on Intel Atom 1.66GHz based CPU. It has larger 11.6’’ touch screen with Android Market place built in. Official site.

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Lenovo Skylight

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Skylight is a sleek, stylish 10" mobile HD device with a web-optimized interface that lets you enjoy the web and rich media everywhere you go. Skylight is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processor, 20GB storage on device with 2GB online, it lets you enjoy web experience on the go.

JooJoo

Brilliant 12.1’’ multitouch capacitive screen, accelerometer, camera and other goodies on this tablet. More info here.

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Dell Streak

Apparently leaked pictures of tablets from Dell. Engadget has reported that Dell Streak are in 2 variants, 7’’ and 10’’ tablets. We will need to wait and watch out for more.

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Archos Home tablet

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The ARCHOS 7 and the ARCHOS 8 home tablet are two new Android™-based multimedia tablets specifically designed for home use to enhance one’s digital lifestyle. The ARCHOS home tablet range bridges the gap between the Smartphone and the desktop PC to provide always-on access to the web and multimedia content in a large-screen format. Their screen sizes are 7” and 8” respectively. More is here.

Notion Ink – Adam

An Indian startup with its upcoming Tablet – Adam. It has Pixel Qi transflective display, NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset, 180 degree Swivel Camera, 1080p Full HD video playback, integrated WiFi, Bluetooth and UMTS/HSDPA

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MSI

Engadget featured Tablet. More is here.

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ICD Vega

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Vega is Android Eclair based 15.6’’ touchscreen tablet. It has 3G, FM radio, 32GB SD and much more. check it out.

enTourage eDGe dualbook

The enTourage eDGe™ is the world’s first dualbook, combining the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one. Read here for more.

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Alex eBook Reader

Alex is Dual Screen Reader – The fundamental difference between Alex and other eReaders is that it intuitively and elegantly integrates its two displays, com- bining the efficiency and reading comfort of the EPD display with the responsiveness, multimedia, and browsing capabilities of the LCD display. More is here.

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Lenovo Ideapad Hybrid

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Upcoming Lenovo U1 Hybrid notebook features an unique PC style, it is like a notebook but with 11.6’’ LED Multitouch screen that is removable. It can be used as a 3G/WiFi enabled tablet as well. More is here.

Compal Tablet

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Compal Tablet is Android powered and is from Nvidia. A 7’’ tocuhscreen tablet with WiFi, brilliant screen is just a concept for now. Soon, will be available. Engadget has more.

Asus Eee Tablet

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This Asus 7’’ capacitive touchscreen tablet has lots of features, A-GPS, WiFi, Camera and more. It is rumored to either have Windows 7 or Android as OS. More is here.

Quanta Tablet

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Quanta is an early prototype running Android on Tegra 2 chipset. It has WiFi, 3G and other essential tablet features to give you great internet experience. More is here.

Via [TechCrunch][Mashable]

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5 comments

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  2. I kind of love the Asus Eee PC because it is very small and very light. I have an Acer Laptop and it is really a big burden on my small shoulders “

  3. jnxyz says:

    And how many of these are actually available? The HP Slate has been cancelled, and only 1 or 2 of the others have actually shipped, so…?

    • OpenTube says:

      yeah, seen that Slate is canceled, many will be canceled, many of them are not released but some of them will be released eventually. The idea of the post was to just shed light on thoughts or prototypes of ipad alternatives and questioning whether they can compete against iPad. Most probably, they all will fail…

  4. i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.~”;

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