Sony Dash Internet Viewer

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  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Looks like Sony's got a tablet too...looks very Apple-esque if you ask me.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/06/sony-introduces-dash-internet-viewer-touchscreen-tablet/

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  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    So 2010 is the year of the tablet? Good grief.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Looks interesting. Gizmodo details the kind of apps it'll play. Depending on battery life, it might be pretty cool. Although if I were getting something like that, I'd like some kind of offline playing ability, e.g. for airplanes. But very nice, Sony. It's really pretty.
     
  4. harleygold macrumors regular

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    very cool. Sony had to get it out or Apple would overwhelm and this tablet would have been yesterdays news. nice, though. :)
     
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    this is stupid

    from the original link
     
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  7. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it is almost like these companies see it coming and are throwing out any and all crap and/or make believe images that they can at the last minute.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I won't buy it and it probably will be sucky hardware, but whatever Apple releases in tablet form people will buy. Seems to me that everyone wants to say "me too" before Apple gets their chance.
     
  9. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Must be plugged in? Half the point of a tablet is that it's portable.:confused:
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    its not a tablet, more like a chumby classic model. its not portable.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    All excited, and then, yeah, erm, next.
     
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  14. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Sony's not marketing this as a tablet, or as a computer, it's an internet appliance. Like Apple, a lot of design effort is part of the price.

    Not having wireless-n is disappointing. Coupled with apps to do "smart home" functions over wifi, it could have some interesting applications as a small room media player and controller for $200.
     
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    It looks nice thou. But no battery WTF sony???
     
  16. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Other than acting as a backup for the alarm clock, what would a battery do for anyone?
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think, initially, the thought was that this device would have some "iSlate" like capabilities -- like it could be dragged to the couch to watch movies, taken on airplanes, etc. That is, when it was first being talked about, I don't think people thought it was just a prettier Chumby.
     
  18. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Okay, that's where I think a lot of folks here go astray . . . that it has to be a computer and run the currrent OS and applications, whereas I'm interested in smart appliances. There's already Vaio sub notebooks, with batteries, that can do the "heavy lifting" in a small portable package, but not for $200. ;)
     
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    Ha! Looks like a Chumby on steroids.
     
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    It looks like nobody can get the tablet right including Apple.
     
  23. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if Sony even considers it a tablet.
     
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    You gotta be kidding me — this is little more than a fancy alarm clock!
     
  25. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Is this device meant to actually be a tablet? No. It's a home media device, something that would go in the room or something.
     

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