Tablets are still in search of that “identity” that will turn the devices to become indispensable for users. Apple already did with its two iPhone models, but some high caliber players have failed considerably when presenting attractive products. One consequence of this quest has been a huge variety of styles and formats, but what we find here today may break the mold in every way. Technically, the Megapad is a tablet, but with its 23-inch screen and the inability to move it, we do not really know what it has become.
The modder that created this device deserves an award, or at least a contract. A hacker named Martin Drashkov created a 23-Inch Homemade MegaPad Android Tablet using off-the shelf components for around $600 bucks. He indicated that his intention was to create a touch controlled device that would enable a whole different range of experiences, including more than one person sharing and using the device simultaneously. Here’s a quote from his website regarding why he chose Android,
On top of this commodity hardware, Android was used because its openness and flexibility make it the only modern touch-based OS that is able to be adapted for uses beyond what’s currently available in the market.
You can see it demonstrated in the video above. What do you guys think? Could this be the next step in the evolution of computers? Who wants one?