[conspire] (forw) ZaTab from ZaReason - a fully open Android tablet
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From: Tony Godshall <togo at of.net>
To: Daniel Gimpelevich <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us>
Cc: conspire at linuxmafia.com <conspire at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Re: [conspire] (forw) ZaTab from ZaReason - a fully open
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 16:18:19 -0700
It came with ICS installed, functional but unfinished.
The only issues I've had while using it have been
(1) attempts to get apps from Marketplace give error -101
(2) slight misalignment when selecting messages at
mail.google.com via the built in browser, and (3) one
of the diamond-shaped "dots" in their logo on the back
came off when I started to to peel away the protective
coating on the back.
The only administrative issue I have with ZaReason
is no official bug tracking system- I'd hate to hassle
the developer by report bugs they already know about
but there's no clear place to indicate what they do or
don't know about.
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 7:23 AM, Daniel Gimpelevich
<daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
> Yes, as I said, no Bluetooth. If you already got your ZaTab, I'm assuming
> you got it with nothing installed, since ZaReason has no software ready for
> it at this point. The plan is to ship the first consumer units with
> CyanogenMod 9, but the effort is under way to also have GNU/Linux installed
> as an option. Kubuntu's David Wonderly has assured us that Plasma Active is
> ready to go, but I would personally prefer the Unity environment.
> On May 9, 2012 8:56 PM, "Tony Godshall" <togo at of.net> wrote:
>> Got mine.
>> I see no bluetooth.
>> Love the UI devel options.
>> On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Daniel Gimpelevich
>> <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 10:39 -0700, Tony Godshall wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Mike Higashi <mhigashi at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Very cool. May get one even though the
>> >> >> resolution is only XGA.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > What I find interesting is that while most Android tablets
>> >> > have a 16:9 display, the ZaTab replicates thei see iPad's form
>> >> > factor with a 4:3 display. I think this makes portrait mode
>> >> > much more useful.
>> >> >
>> >> > While the resolution is "only XGA", that's still 130 pixels
>> >> > per inch, so it should be quite good looking.
>> >> Yeah, that's why I'm even considering it.
>> >> I am really tired of these 72dpi screens everybody
>> >> is selling and buying- laptops, desktops,
>> >> But one of my key use cases is VNC access to
>> >> user desktops, and some have screens as big
>> >> as 2K so there'd be a lot of zooming in and out.
>> > I've been looking at the web page for this product over and over since I
>> > first saw the URL on this list, and each time I looked, a false
>> > assumption that I made about the product persisted. Yesterday, I
>> > overheard Earl Malmrose mention to Larry Cafiero that the device does
>> > not have Bluetooth. It never previously occurred to me that a tablet
>> > like this might not be equipped with Bluetooth, but I guess it keeps
>> > costs down.
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>> Sent by tony on the go. Please excuse any Grammatical problems. What the
>> machine typed is not necessarily what I said and I can't honestly say that I
>> go back and check them all carefully before I hit send.
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