Apple iPad, Meet Android ePad

Oh look at that. It looks just like an iPad, doesn’t it?

One could argue it might even be more advanced — look, there’s absolutely no button on the front.

OK, wait. There’s a punchline here. Click through for it.

Purported actual size:

Um, what? Did it fall into the washer and dryer and shrink?

ePad, you’re no iPad!

Here are the specs.

Yeah, it’s no iPad.

And, really, if you want an Android device with a five-inch screen, go for the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. It has the advantage over even the upcoming Dell Streak in that it can do AVI DiVX/XViD video and not just MP4/3GP. If you want larger, then go for the Archos 7 Home Tablet.

11 responses to “Apple iPad, Meet Android ePad

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  2. Right, this one is a lot more interesting.

    http://notionink.in/adamoverview.php

  3. That one is vaporware.

  4. Hi,
    thanks for posting about our product. I have to admit that the image mockups could be better. Anyway the product is real, and it is not vaporware.
    The archos 7 is not the same as our ePad, which has a 5 inches screen, their screen size is 7″, it is definitely a different product.

    Thanks.
    Alberto

  5. It looks like the “Pads” market is having a boom!
    There are many products being availables all around the world in these last weeks/months, but i don’t think it’s easy to say “this is better then this”, especially when all your judge/decisions comes from looking some pictures on some websites, come on.. :-)
    I think the idea to put Android OS on a tablet device is a very great one, i’ve nothing against the “archor” or the “adam”, nor i’ve nothing against the ePad, they are all just different products with different specs different OS and different prices.
    Another point, is that many blogs/people talk about the iPad as it would be the God Device, while in truth nobody still made a real review on it, and all i know is that it is a Giant Iphone (without the phone functionalities), so i must say that for now i would prefer to use an Android OS device instead of the “God iPad”, nice post however :-)
    I enjoyed reading your article!

  6. >>>but i don’t think it’s easy to say “this is better then this”, especially when all your judge/decisions comes from looking some pictures on some websites,

    It’s hardly that. I have tablet experts I can consult, people who actually own, for example, the Archos 5 (three such people), and have grilled them about aspects of it. Two of these people have been covering potable devices since before Microsoft’s UMPC debacle and have been covering netbooks too.

    To state the Archos 5 and 7 are better than the ePad based on the fact Archos has video-playback software that’s exclusive to it is just that: a fact.

  7. You are still talking bullshit (sorry don’t get it as offense), if you hasn’t still own an epad and any people you know hasn’t still own one and tested it, how can you say that archors is better then epad? And better on what?
    Take my comment as not personal, so no offense here ok.. but you should (or two of these people you know) buy an epad and test it, only after that point, you (or they) will be able to say what is better than what, otherwise you are just talking bullshit, and again don’t feel offended by this, it is just a fact.

  8. >>>You are still talking bullshit (sorry don’t get it as offense)

    Feel free to be frank here.

    It’s very simple. You didn’t read. Only *Archos* has video playback software that can do the file formats most people use: AVI DiVX/XViD files. *No other* Android OS devices has that. Only Archos does. It’s their creation. Until some third-party makes that capability available for all Android OS devices, the advantage remains with Archos for the time being.

  9. Hello, i’m glad to see that you havn’t taken my last comment as an offense, effectively it was rude, i’m sorry for that.
    Anyway, i’ve read your point, and i understand what you mean.
    But please, understand.. Android is a good OS that is having a big popularity among various developers from all aroud the world, there are more then 5000 apps right now available in the market, there are also many AVI DiVX/XViD players too, some of them are also free, so i don’t know where the problem is at all, i’m also pretty sure that android os within the next few releases will have an embeded divx player, but for now it’s ok it just take 5 minutes to go in the android market and download a nice divx player.
    Another point, i’ve never used the Archos, nor i havn’t used an ePad too, i’m sure that Archos are very great devices, and ePad may be great devices too, i’ve started commenting on this blog because i’ve seen your advices to your readers, advices based on a picture and on a fact that a device is better because have a divx player pre-installed, while the other have not, this i’ve found funny, so i decided to comment your blog.
    I have an iphone, when i bought it it has no apps installed, my girlfriend bought a nokia n97 because it has some good apps pre-installed, but you know.. after a few days my iphone was full of apps, and it was much better (for me) then the nokia with his 4-5 pre-installed apps.
    What i mean here, is that software can be downloaded and installed from everybody, it is not an hard job, and saying that a device is better then the other because have a divx player pre-installed, it is not the kind of advices that i would like to give to my readers, of course this is your blog and these are your advices, but we are just discussing, i like it very much :-)
    Thank you for that!

  10. Hello, i’m glad to see that you havn’t taken my last comment as an offense, effectively it was rude, i’m sorry for that.
    Anyway, i’ve read your point, and i understand what you mean.
    But please, understand.. Android is a good OS that is having a big popularity among various developers from all aroud the world, there are more then 5000 apps right now available in the market, there are also many AVI DiVX/XViD players too, some of them are also free, so i don’t know where the problem is at all, i’m also pretty sure that android os within the next few releases will have an embeded divx player, but for now it’s ok it just take 5 minutes to go in the android market and download a nice divx player.
    Another point, i’ve never used the Archos, nor i havn’t used an ePad too, i’m sure that Archos are very great devices, and ePad may be great devices too, i’ve started commenting on this blog because i’ve seen your advices to your readers, advices based on a picture and on a fact that a device is better because have a divx player pre-installed, while the other have not, this i’ve found funny, so i decided to comment your blog.
    I have an iphone, when i bought it it has no apps installed, my girlfriend bought a nokia n97 because it has some good apps pre-installed, but you know.. after a few days my iphone was full of apps, and it was much better (for me) then the nokia with his 4-5 pre-installed apps.
    What i mean here, is that software can be downloaded and installed from everybody, it is not an hard job, and saying that a device is better then the other because have a divx player pre-installed, it is not the kind of advices that i would like to give to my readers, of course this is your blog and these are your advices, but we are just discussing, i like it very much :)
    Thank you for that!

  11. How much it cost…