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Old 24-08-2011, 08:34   #16
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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but can OCPN run on Windows Phone 7?

My ideal communication/navigation device would have these features:
--3G cellular for phone calls, email, and checking the weather online, etc.
--GPS (real GPS, not this landlubber's A-GPS that phone manufacturers persist in marketing as GPS)
--an OS that will run OCPN.
--SD card slot expansion would be nice.
--I would like to use it as an e-reader in my downtime, but am happy to read on a 4" or 7" screen.

I'm looking at this HTC HD7, which has all on the list except the SD card. But the 16GB on-board storage would hold a lot of charts and apps.

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Any chance it would run OCPN?
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Old 24-08-2011, 12:35   #17
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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

After some Googling around I think I've answered my question -- no CPN on Windows Phone 7.

I'll keep looking for a Linux tab with GPS and 3G, or maybe one of these days I'll just buy an iPad and use iNavx.
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Look at the Acer iconia w500. It runs windows 7. About $500.
Thanks. Looks nice, but probably overkill for a dedicated navigation computer (running OpenCPN) eg, certainly don't need two cameras. Also it comes with a keyboard which can't be conveniently used in my application. I would rather have an inexpensive external USB or perhaps blutooth keyboard which is more flexible for occasional use. Ideally, the tablet would be a slate with a couple USB ports for the occasional mouse and keyboard. I'm leaning towards XP Pro (for which I have a spare license) or Ubuntu.
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Old 24-08-2011, 13:35   #19
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Thanks. Looks nice, but probably overkill for a dedicated navigation computer (running OpenCPN) eg, certainly don't need two cameras. Also it comes with a keyboard which can't be conveniently used in my application. I would rather have an inexpensive external USB or perhaps blutooth keyboard which is more flexible for occasional use. Ideally, the tablet would be a slate with a couple USB ports for the occasional mouse and keyboard. I'm leaning towards XP Pro (for which I have a spare license) or Ubuntu.
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The keyboard is not attached. It is a slate with the keyboard/dock being a cover when not in use. It's really quite slick and has 2 USB ports.

I only posted it because its one of the cheapest Windows 7 tablets I've seen that actually has good reviews and performs well (I recently just got one myself).
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The keyboard is not attached. It is a slate with the keyboard/dock being a cover when not in use. It's really quite slick and has 2 USB ports.

I only posted it because its one of the cheapest Windows 7 tablets I've seen that actually has good reviews and performs well (I recently just got one myself).
Thanks. I only meant that the keyboard couldn't be attached in my application since I plan to mount the tablet on the nav station bulkhead. That's why a USB or blutooth external keyboard might be more convenient. Of course, that is only one factor and the tablet may have many offsetting characteristics. I'm still in the very early stages of my evaluation.
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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

Based largely upon feedback received, I would like to modify my requirements as follows:
- runs Windows or Ubuntu (ie, OpenCPN compatible)
- touch screen
- min 2 USB ports (for external mouse and keyboard)
- solid state drive (for reliability)
- screen size 10-12 inch
- low power consumption
- bootable USB capability (to install OS, etc)
- no fan or other moving parts
- price < $300 (used or new)

I'm still trying to come up with a list of tablet computers meeting the above specs that will accept Ubuntu.
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Based largely upon feedback received, I would like to modify my requirements as follows:
- runs Windows or Ubuntu (ie, OpenCPN compatible)
- touch screen
- min 2 USB ports (for external mouse and keyboard)
- solid state drive (for reliability)
- screen size 10-12 inch
- low power consumption
- bootable USB capability (to install OS, etc)
- no fan or other moving parts
- price < $300 (used or new)

I'm still trying to come up with a list of tablet computers meeting the above specs that will accept Ubuntu.
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An important item missing from your list is a day-light viewable screen.

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An important item missing from your list is a day-light viewable screen.

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Thanks. That's not one of my requirements since the tablet will be mounted on a bulkhead at nav station.
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Old 25-08-2011, 06:57   #24
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I have been struggling with coming up with a list of tablet computers that will accept Ubuntu. I have found no clue that an Android type tablet can accept Ubuntu which leaves me with those running Windows. In the <$300 price range, the Motion Computing LE1600 seems to come the closest (Product Specifications : LE1600). I would love to hear about other candidates meeting the above requirements.
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The Fujitsu Stylistic st5112 seems to be a good tablet option for <$300. it comes with Windows and should accept Ubuntu without problems.
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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

There are some Archos tablets that can handle some distros of Linux. Don't know which would be easier, getting Ubunto to run on those tablets or getting OpenCPN to run on their distros...

Just another option.

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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

There is a new ViewPad10 Pro tablet coming out from Viewsonic which can run either Win 7 Pro or Android. Both installed in the same tablet,selectable through a button touch.
It is meant to give users an easier transition from MS to Android.

It has a wireless keyboard option for cockpit use and it integrates with other computers.

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I'm running Opencpn on a Fujitsu Stylistic ST4121 with XP for tablets and a daylight viewable touch screen. The cpu is 900mhz and it has 750 mb memory. I have a waterproof keyboard for typing. I ran Opencpn 2.3 on my trip from Batlimore to Guatemala. I'm currently running 2.5 at home. The st4121 is a little slow for planning routes, where there is a lot of quilting. I built a plastic case to keep spray off and kept it in the cockpit except for offshore passages.
It seems you're running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, right? What are the limitations if you do not have access to keyboard? Are you able to drag the screen to center an object? Are you able to create routes? My hope is that I could use the tablet for navigation using OpenCPN without access to keyboard while underway. I believe the Motion Computering LE1600 comes with the same OS, so your experience would seem relevant to that tablet as well.
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Re: OpenCPN On Tablet Computer

If it aint up to android its obsolete! I guess active captain is about ready
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If it aint up to android its obsolete! I guess active captain is about ready
Thanks. I've been told OpenCPN won't run under Android so not sure of your meaning?
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