Monday, October 27, 2008

That elusive device

For last one year I have been a regular visitor to Engadget and Gizmodo. Tech news is also some kinda addiction. We are looking for that dream device all the time. We are easily aroused by the news of Apple's latest events ( thats a loss for the porno sites) and easily deflated seeing that design wizs at apple have decided not to give us all they can.

It is amazing how apple can get away with it, each time they announce a new device they don't fully load it. Then come their annual improvements giving us same things which could have been there at the first place already. Consumers should make a statement by not buying these half loaded devices on initial launch so that apple would someday relent. Then who am I kidding..!!!

Seriously for last one year I am looking for one device which would not be as unwieldy as a laptop, would be as easy to operate using touch interface like ipod/iphones, would have bigger screen sizes to fit a normal webpage or a document page, would have wireless Internet connectivity and someone please throw in mobile phone capability also. All that should come in at around rs. 20000 price band, a combination of ipod, iphone & kindle.

Closest is again ipod or iphone but prices are somehow not inviting enough as yet. I saw ASUS R2E also as an option but I think, like Apple ASUS also is trying to skim the market first. Archos has a device on their website but i think in India we don't have a reseller for it as yet and I am not sure if the device will last me even a year.

So the search is on ...!! Any suggestions??