Promising new tablets!

I’ve been a tablet-fan since the now-infamous CrunchPad was announced, long before the iPad. As much as I love my iPod Touch, it’s small screen makes it less than ideal for casual surfing on the couch. In my opinion, five or seven inch tablets make little sense if portability is not a requirement, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for nine or ten inch tablets, preferably with Android.

Let me be very clear about this. I think the iPad is a very well-designed and made product. If anyone but Apple had made it I’d already have one. But I don’t want to be tied to iTunes, and I certainly don’t want the manufacturer controlling what I can and can’t do with it. That’s why I’m glad that a couple of interesting competitors were just revealed at CES.
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Win a $50 iTunes gift card with Snapatar!

Snapatar screenshotTo celebrate the launch of Snapatar, we’re having a little contest on our site. If you use the site between now and midnight on Thursday, you automatically compete to win a $50 iTunes gift certificate. A highly qualified jury will select the most original and creative new Twitter profile image from what we hope will be a large number of great pictures.

Read more about the contest here, like the rules and exactly how to enter. Please RT :).