sounds like you want to reinvent the digital photo frame (a dead route)
A specific market isn't the worst as long as it has a sustainable size at least.
Sure. But try to attract investors with something that they immediately recognize as a digital photo frame...
You know, some 5125 device cannot challenge an iPad or iMac.
Given the right software, it can ;-) Just joking. The problem, altough, is not entirely technical, but also cultural. No matter what you build, it will be seen as an Apple product "copy". For example, just yesterday, I saw some TV news about an stupid effort to fill children classes with computers - yet again. The "novelty" this time was that they were tablets instead of portables (ooooohhh...). Go figure: Although they were some other design, the TV said they were "ipads". I guess that wouldn't happen, if they were painted in a different color.
Based on the 5125 the hardware doesn'tnt need to be much more expensive than current "better" pictureframes. But such a device could offer a lot more: youtube client, internet browser (on 400MHz slow, but surprisingly okay),
But you can't keep people from entering famous, bloated, crap web pages, and say that your
product is crap because they are unusable.
On the other hand, I'm amazed that there's no electronic book that READS books to you, via speech synthesis. Am I a genius, and no one else really thought about it?
breaking news client (based on google news), pdf-viewer, emailer, a few games and more
Warning: Already existing products, some with actual money put into promotion, already exist, perhaps at unbeatable prices and performances. What else
could your product provide? Perhaps the geek factor alone. But that edge has never succeded in history. But I guess you, me, and a dozen more would just rave about it.
not too much though, as we can learn from Apple: less is more and simplicity rules
Go figure when people ask where the mandatory
app store is... By the way, it nakes me sick, all this "appstore" buzzword around. It's Aminet for dummies, it has existed since decades!
The idea is rather the way a PS3 works: Normally it is just a console for games and media replay, but if you like you can use it as full computer
But we all know why people buy PS3.
And I would go for a remote instead of a touch screen
I see. But nowadays, touch user interfaces is a must have. But the idea of having both touch and remote might make some people's mind blow, in front of such a revolutionary dual concept...
I may workout a business/product draft during the next weeks.
Keep us posted. Wether it's viable or not, it's great to learn and comment about it.