Harry McCracken is an extremely nice fellow (I’ve met him) and runs the Technologizer – one of the best technology blogs on the web.

He’s just published a round-up, with pictures of iPad rivals.  He includes a description of each machine and also references to reviews where appropriate.  A great resource.

… Starting later this year, the iPad will be confronted by an army of other touchscreen machines, from potentially worthy opponents to shameless wannabees. Call ‘em iPadversaries, and read on for my first stab at accounting for (most of) them.

I cheerfully admit that I’ve defined the term “iPadversary” loosely. Some of these gizmos are very much meant to compete head-to-head with Apple’s tablet, including a bevy of Windows 7 “slate PCs.” Others won’t do so at all–such as the OLPC XO 3.0 and “$35 Indian tablet”–but I found them intriguing for one reason or another. And a few (such as RIM’s BlackPad) are unconfirmed rumors which may or may not pan out.

Personally, I’m really intrigued by the Dell Streak – but it’s only running Android 1.6.  Lame!



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