Weâ€™ve spent a week in San Francisco at one of the biggest developer shows of the year and havenâ€™t posted a single article on Carrypad yet and thatâ€™s because most of what we saw was Windows-based. That, in our eyes, isnâ€™t exactly the ideal solution for consumer-focused solutions we would be reporting on at Carrypad. The Dell Duo was cool but itâ€™s Windows 7 on a netbook platform with a launcher. The ExoPC was cool but once again, it was a Windows 7 netbook without the keyboard. The Ocosmos OC1 was amazing but once again, its a Windows 7 device.
Only one item stood out for me in terms of consumer-focused solutions and I havenâ€™t reported on it yet â€“ Its an Android tabletâ€¦on Intel.
We donâ€™t know too much about the device yet because the NFS NPad was being used as a demonstrator by another company but from what we see, Moorestown is going to enable far far better consumer-focused solutions than the N450 and N550 solutions weâ€™ve been seeing running Windows. It was thin and very light (comparable to the Archos 101 which runs on an ARM Cortex core) and surprisingly, running Android. A quick look around the net tells us that the NPad also appeared at Computex and has also been spotted running Red Flagâ€™s MeeGo-based Linux distribution. This is a sign of what might happen when MeeGo meets Moorestown so if youâ€™re not worried about Windows but still want a powerful tablet, this could be worth waiting for.