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CrunchPad tablet coming soon for around US $300   
Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 02:45 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Presumably still months before any Apple “MacBook iTablet” will appear, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s “CrunchPad” will go on sale, booting through Linux into a Webkit based browser for what could be the best low-cost cloud computing touch-tablet experience thus far – and it’s sure to be very quickly hacked!

Touch screen tablet computers have actually been with us for many years, but have never taken off with the public in the way that notebooks, netbooks, mobile phones and iPhones have over the past decade.

Although Arrington’s CrunchPad and future Apple iTablet devices seem certain to change this, just as the iPhone has popularised touch screens far more than Microsoft’s “Pocket PCs” and smartphones ever did, touch computing has had several missteps.

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