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  1. Leauki

    Leauki Member

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    Hi,

    I am a Mac user and .NET build engineer. I am interested in crossplatform development.

    Being a Mac user the iPad seemed like a good product for me but I resent that Apple won't let me run whatever software I want on it. Also, since I have an iPhone, I figured I should get an Android tablet in order to add another platform to my collection.

    Can anyone recommend a Tablet?

    Features wanted are:
    1. Base station for charging (if possible)
    2. Slot for SIM (ideally)
    3. Can run all Android applications (I want to develop with MonoDroid)
    4. Can run Skype (and has a microphone)
    5. Can run VNC and RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop) client
    6. Can run VNS server (so I can use it remotely)

    Basically I want to be able to retire from my computer desk to my sofa while watching DVDs and still be able to use my computer.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Oh, and also availability of ebooks would be nice. Is there a Kindle application for Android?
     
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    Dell Streak probably ?

    I saw many of them and it seems the most interessting one. My point is you could buy a cheap chinease tablet but you won't receive update and it would probably be like a giant android phone without updates ...

    The 5 inches screen is probably a bit small comparing to the iPad ...

    Edit : And Kindle for Android is available ;-)
     
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    Based on a recent Engadget article, it looks like you can root the streak too. It looks like the US is getting better packaging, but at least it's already out for the UK.

    I'm not sure that you would be happy with a 5" screen if you were looking at the iPad. I have a 7" aPad (Moonse E-7001) and while the screen is decent, I'd still prefer a 10"+ display.

    If you are really looking at using it for development, I'd look at the ODROID-T. It has a large screen and has a lot of hardware for development that other android tablets don't have: GPS, HDMI, Bluetooth, Capacitive screen; And it has a nice 1 GHz processor so it should be able to run some of the more complex apps that the simple android tablets can't.

    The ODROID's are android tablets that are specifically designed for development.
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    Thank you! That seems exactly right!
     

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