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May 30, 2010, 09:32 PM
 
Rival tablets ready to bite into iPad lead

The international launch of the iPad at the weekend is set to be swiftly followed by the release of a raft of rival tablet PCs, costing a fraction of Apple’s $500 device.

Tablets priced at about $100 will be unveiled at Computex in Taiwan, which begins Monday – the first major trade show since the release of the iPad in April.

Such low-cost tablets are part of a trend in the PC industry as component costs fall, with laptops and netbooks attracting low-cost competitors from relatively tiny companies across Asia.

Small Asian manufacturers such as Eken, G-Link, Bluesky and Kinstone will all be unveiling their iPad-lite models from Monday.

Meanwhile, a $75 tablet is expected next year from manufacturers supporting the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative to provide computers for disadvantaged schoolchildren, while consumers in some countries will be able to take advantage of free tablets from telecoms and TV providers in exchange for subscription contracts.
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Here come the knock offs! I personally don't foresee the need for an iPad so I won't be getting one, much less a cheap imitation.
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Ah, our favorite news aggregator is back.

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May 30, 2010, 11:14 PM
 
Just like the legions of "iPod killers" that were released and knocked apple of it's high-horse. Or not. Whatever.
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May 31, 2010, 12:30 AM
 
Also compatible with iPad:

     
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I feel sorry for anyone who buys this sh!t.

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May 31, 2010, 05:29 PM
 
I once bought a fake Ipod mini just to see what it was worth, it looked alright but the interface and sound quality were plain useless. I just had to see for myself. I returned it, got my money back. Never again.

Apple has really great interfaces. It's why I won't buy a touchscreen phone except for the iPhone. The iPad is probably miles ahead of other slates too. The price won't matter.
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