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Holy iPad Slayer! Company Releases World's First Christian Tablet

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the no-one-comes-to-the-app-store-except-through-me dept.

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Velcroman1 writes "Steve Jobs worshippers need not apply. But if you're looking to get in God's good graces, or you're simply in the market for a family-friendly tablet, you may want to check out Family Christian's Edifi. Billed as the world's first Christian tablet, its genesis came with the inevitable intersection of technology and religion, according to Brian Honorable, a technology supervisor at Family Christian, the group that sells the tablet. 'We wanted to be able to offer our customers the ability to use our Holy Bible application, which has 27 different English translations of the Bible,' Honorable said."

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326 comments

0_0 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621101)

As the kids say nowadays: What is this, I don't even....

Re:0_0 (5, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 2 years ago | (#40621313)

It has flash, and will show you porn - but only hetero, in the missionary position.

Re:0_0 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621479)

Did you see the pussy.... cat...? Wow..!

Re:0_0 (4, Insightful)

Penguinisto (415985) | about 2 years ago | (#40621535)

As a man who considers himself Christian, I'm saying the same damned thing.

Chalk it up to a scam angle used to push out crap tablets.

(besides, if you want a bible on an iPad that bad, well: go get one - there's like a bajillion of them in there! [google.com] )

Re:0_0 (2)

digitig (1056110) | about 2 years ago | (#40621745)

I can see a big advantage to this: if it's been baptized by total immersion then I needn't worry about dropping it in the bath!

Pretty sure Moses did it first! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621113)

Pretty sure Moses did it first!

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (5, Funny)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | about 2 years ago | (#40621391)

Pretty sure Moses did it first!

and it even had rounded corners [schoolworkhelper.net] !

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (5, Interesting)

gewalker (57809) | about 2 years ago | (#40621529)

Just a movie version, not the real thing. The original Mosaical tables may or may not have had rounded corners, but they definitely had the awesome feature of being double-side. I don't know of any tablet device offering this today.

Ex 3515 Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets that were written on both sides; on the front and on the back they were written.

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (4, Funny)

Penguinisto (415985) | about 2 years ago | (#40621625)

Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets that were written on both sides; on the front and on the back they were written.

...so even *that* tablet had multitasking.

WTF, Apple?

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621431)

Mod this ffs =)

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (1)

Iniamyen (2440798) | about 2 years ago | (#40621523)

So in 2,000 years we have traded 2 tablets that tell you what to do for 1 tablet that tells you what to do. Progress!

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (1)

demachina (71715) | about 2 years ago | (#40621801)

Those were Jewish tablets.

Re:Pretty sure Moses did it first! (1)

Fjandr (66656) | about 2 years ago | (#40621883)

The Moses/Jobs and Mt Sinai/Cupertino parallels did flash through my head as I read this summary.

You people complaining about Apple being the devil (1)

mozumder (178398) | about 2 years ago | (#40621119)

really have no reason to complain now..

Need to turn water into wine? (1)

Life2Short (593815) | about 2 years ago | (#40621121)

There's an app for that...

Their guranatee: (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621125)

Absolutely guranteed to not be built by gays, athiests, or dirty brown people.

Re:Their guranatee: (1, Insightful)

siddesu (698447) | about 2 years ago | (#40621457)

Even better: since it isn't Apple, you can download and watch all the pr0n in the world on it.

who posts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621139)

who posts this crap? 95% of people here think jesus is spelled jebus and god is spelled goddammit!
goddammit! goddammit!

Re:who posts (1)

Splodgey (951669) | about 2 years ago | (#40621401)

It's funny you should say that. This is from the receipt for the Ipad I ordered in March.....

Personalised iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - Black (3rd generation) ..
Engraving

Jeebus salvabit nos
Splodge 2012

Re:who posts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621487)

Is this the model with the gold plate engraving, or the one that is encrusted with diamonds? I still haven't ordered because I can't make up my mind which one to get ...

Re:who posts (3, Informative)

Splodgey (951669) | about 2 years ago | (#40621609)

Engraving is free........much like being a penis

Re:who posts (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621709)

Doesn't make it any less narcissistic or pathetic.

Re:who posts (1)

Splodgey (951669) | about 2 years ago | (#40621859)

......and trolling anonymously is healthy and constructive? It could be that we're both losers....but I'm the loser who doesn't see an Ipad as elitist. Some people (such as I) have fine motor skill issues and find Keyboard/mouse hard to use.

If you're purely on an anti-Apple troll however, I have an Android tablet too......but as much as I want it to be as good as an Ipad, it just isn't. Not for partisan reasons, it just isn't :-)

Apple vs God. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621141)

And I thought Apple fanbois were fanatics....

Must purchase two? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621149)

Or do all 10 commandments fit on to one tablet this time?

Re:Must purchase two? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621197)

"I bring you these fifteen!--"*tablet bluescreens, drops tablet*--"Ten! Ten Commandments!"

Re:Must purchase two? (5, Funny)

sentientbeing (688713) | about 2 years ago | (#40621265)

Commandments last updated: 6000 B.C. Your commandments are out of date [refresh][cancel]

Re:Must purchase two? (2)

rickb928 (945187) | about 2 years ago | (#40621677)

You can hit the refresh button all you want, but the code doesn't change just cause you want to reboot.

Re:Must purchase two? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621741)

Good one. But an utter failure on the date...

Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt in the spring of 1513 B.C.E. on Nisan 14 (the first full moon after the spring equinox). They took a meandering path, and crossed the Red Sea. That took them about 3 weeks. Then they all encamped at Mt. Sinai about 3 months later. It took around a week for Moses to reach the place where God gave him the tablets (with the 10 commandments), and another 40 days passed before the full law had been expounded to Moses. At this point, the Israelites and ex-Egyptians that were encamped at the base of the mountain were in full-on revolt, worshiping a calf idol. God alerted Moses to this, and Moses headed back to the camp (another 1-week journey). Moses then smashed the tablets God had given him and set about disciplining the people for their idolatry. The discipline took a few days to "work out", since he had the golden calf ground to powder and mixed into the water supply. (Result: Gold flecked poop!) Moses then returned to the mountain (another 1-week journey), re-chiseled the tablets himself (that'll teach him to control his temper... or not), finished learning the rest of the law (time not specified), and went back to camp again (1 week again). Then the people were assembled, the law was read to them, and they all agreed to be bound by it.

So... 21 days (pre-Red Sea) + 90 days (3 averaged months) + 7 days (travel time) + 40 days (learning law) + 7 days (travel) + 3 days (gold poop!) + 7 days (travel) + unspecified time (more learning of the law) + 7 days (travel) + unspecified time (assembly) = 182 days + two unspecifed periods. I'd estimate the law was reiterated for a further 40 days, so that brings us to 222 days + assembly time. The assembly probably took about a week. Remember, there were 3 million people in that camp, so the reading would have to be relayed by callers, and then the response would be by the assembly. That's a logistical nightmare. I'll estimate about 60 days for this (remember, it took 40 days for Moses to receive it one-on-one from God in the first place). So it took 282 days (estimated) to deal with all of that. 282 days is just over 10 months, which brings us to around January-February of 1512 B.C.E.

1512 B.C.E. through 1 B.C.E. = 1512 years
1 C.E. through 2012 C.E. = 2012 years
1512 + 2012 = 3524 years.

Then add the 6 months from January to July.

That's still pretty far out of date.

Re:Must purchase two? (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 2 years ago | (#40621867)

Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt in the spring of 1513 B.C.E. on Nisan 14 (the first full moon after the spring equinox). They took a meandering path, and crossed the Red Sea. That took them about 3 weeks. Then they all encamped at Mt. Sinai about 3 months later. It took around a week for Moses to reach the place where God gave him the tablets (with the 10 commandments), and another 40 days passed before the full law had been expounded to Moses. At this point, the Israelites and ex-Egyptians that were encamped at the base of the mountain were in full-on revolt, worshiping a calf idol. God alerted Moses to this, and Moses headed back to the camp (another 1-week journey). Moses then smashed the tablets God had given him and set about disciplining the people for their idolatry. The discipline took a few days to "work out", since he had the golden calf ground to powder and mixed into the water supply. (Result: Gold flecked poop!) Moses then returned to the mountain (another 1-week journey), re-chiseled the tablets himself (that'll teach him to control his temper... or not), finished learning the rest of the law (time not specified), and went back to camp again (1 week again). Then the people were assembled, the law was read to them, and they all agreed to be bound by it.

I don't know who wrote that, but whoever it is deserves at least a Hugo nomination.

they could have taken 6 small screens (2)

circletimessquare (444983) | about 2 years ago | (#40621175)

Arranged them as a cross. That would have awesome.

Bonus: it folds up into a cube. Then the goths would make "hellraiser" jokes and the Christians wouldn't get it

Resistive Touch. Move along. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621177)

Collection of books aside, this is not even a good tablet. It's a resistive touch screen. I wouldn't even consider getting anything that's not capacitive these days.

Re:Resistive Touch. Move along. (5, Insightful)

narcc (412956) | about 2 years ago | (#40621389)

Capacitive touch screen suck at precision.

Resistive touch screens are awesome for precision. If I wanted a tablet for writing or drawing, I'd be stupid to opt for a capacitive touch screen over a resistive touch screen.

RIM has a patent on a hybrid resistive-capacitive touchscreen, which is really the best of both worlds. Finger fondling capacitive screen, cheap stylus friendly resistive touch screen. The Galaxy Note uses a more feature-rich Wacom digitizer which is awesome. It's a shame that they're the only company that understands how useful a stylus can be on a slab.

To answer Steve Jobs' question, "Who wants a stylus?": just about everybody. (No, those fat fake rubber finger "stylus" things don't count. They don't even come close.)

Re:Resistive Touch. Move along. (1)

siddesu (698447) | about 2 years ago | (#40621577)

Capacitive works okay for short notes, which is all the writing you'd do on a tablet. As far as drawing is concerned, God created the Wacom tablets/screens for that. A resistive touchscreen doesn't even come close to one of those and is about as useless (or useful) as a capacitive one.

Re:Resistive Touch. Move along. (1, Troll)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 2 years ago | (#40621997)

Collection of books aside, this is not even a good tablet. It's a resistive touch screen. I wouldn't even consider getting anything that's not capacitive these days.

Con men seldom worry about things like including up-to-date technology in their products.

When you can convince people that they need special religious hand-held computers instead of the evil secular hand-held computers, I'm pretty sure you can convince them that multi-touch and dual-core processors are the devil's work.

Hell, I'm surprised that they're not just selling a piece of glass glued to a piece of plastic and telling the customers to pray harder. If you think I'm exaggerating, you can go on cable TV right now and buy a special "prayer handkerchief" that is guaranteed to make your prayers more effective.

In the world of religion, "plug and pray" is a feature, not a bug. And you know why? Because His ways are not our ways. I know this because today Mitt Romney said those very words in a speech to a group of voters. "His ways are not our ways". I'm not kidding. He wants to be President.

battery can beat up your dad (5, Funny)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621185)

quoting:

"The battery is actually stronger than everybody else out there on the market.â

if we feed the christian pad to a Li-Ion, will the romans return again, do you think?

Re:battery can beat up your dad (2)

siddesu (698447) | about 2 years ago | (#40621603)

Since Christians were fed to a Li-Ion only occasionally and not as a matter of policy, no, probably not.

Not an iPad Slayer (1)

TheGreatOrangePeel (618581) | about 2 years ago | (#40621193)

Only way this could be an iPad slayer was if the iPad ran OS X Lion.

Re:Not an iPad Slayer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621287)

Only way this could be an iPad slayer was if the iPad ran OS X Lion.

Uh, it was the lions that ate the Christians, not the other way around.

Re:Not an iPad Slayer (1)

DanTheStone (1212500) | about 2 years ago | (#40621413)

Old testament reference, perhaps? The lions didn't eat Samson.

Re:Not an iPad Slayer (1)

Assmasher (456699) | about 2 years ago | (#40621831)

Leave that to a woman...

Re:Not an iPad Slayer (1)

infonography (566403) | about 2 years ago | (#40621461)

Lions and Christians don't mix. (but it would be entertaining)

Obvious statement is obvious (1, Flamebait)

billcopc (196330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621219)

We’re looking at other things, probably a newer tablet

Yeah, uh, so when we start producing the new Edifi 2.0, it's going to be all new and shit.

Wake me when we have a working space elevator, so we can send these wackjobs to meet their god.

Re:Obvious statement is obvious (0)

Cosgrach (1737088) | about 2 years ago | (#40621421)

You don't need a working space elevator, just an AK-47.

technology and christianity (3, Funny)

multiben (1916126) | about 2 years ago | (#40621235)

Ha ha ha. the inevitable intersection of technology and religion. Lol.

Re:technology and christianity (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621647)

Well, communications technology, and that's exactly what table computers are (for consuming media content).

Whenever a new technology is invented which can be used for communication, one of its first uses is to communicate religion. Today, churches use projectors for powerpoint presentations. They also use speakers, mics, amps, etc, to amplify sound. Television is used to spread their message. Web sites are used to post study notes and sermon recordings. One of the first uses of movable type-face printing was to print the Bible (AKA the Gutenberg Bible). The list goes on and on.

Meteorology and astronomy, however...

Patent? (1)

Sez Zero (586611) | about 2 years ago | (#40621237)

Hey, Christians have been communicating with God via tablets for centuries now. Since Moses 1.0 I believe. Surely they have the patent on that, right?

Re:Patent? (1)

sensei moreh (868829) | about 2 years ago | (#40621637)

Moses wasn't Christian. The patent belongs to the Jews and Muslims (Abraham licensed it to both of his sons)

Re:Patent? (1)

rickb928 (945187) | about 2 years ago | (#40621693)

Common misunderstanding. That was opensourced a couple thousand years ago.

Re:Patent? (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621891)

"here me, oh israel! god has given me these 15 {{crash}}, I mean 10, these TEN commandments that we should all follow and obey!"

Yea, Not the First, Far From It (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 years ago | (#40621257)

I assume whoever is referring to this device as the "first Christian Tablet" has never been inside a Mardel [mardel.com] store.

If the specs weren't kind of ass (1)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about 2 years ago | (#40621263)

I would consider getting one just to defile it.

Re:If the specs weren't kind of ass (2)

infonography (566403) | about 2 years ago | (#40621499)

What would happen if you held it upside down? A Satan pad?

Re:If the specs weren't kind of ass (4, Funny)

rickb928 (945187) | about 2 years ago | (#40621715)

Nothing would happen, unlike your tablet that erases itself when you turn it upside down.

Re:If the specs weren't kind of ass (1)

raydobbs (99133) | about 2 years ago | (#40621511)

...like purchasing a thumb drive shaped like the Holy Bible to store all of your quasi-legal pr0nz on?

Re:If the specs weren't kind of ass (1)

Fjandr (66656) | about 2 years ago | (#40621919)

Only if it's nun porn.

Re:If the specs weren't kind of ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621591)

May God have mercy upon your soul.

Perfect for distributing commandments! (1)

lance_of_the_apes (2300548) | about 2 years ago | (#40621285)

Step right up, child. :P

Jesus... (1)

CheshireDragon (1183095) | about 2 years ago | (#40621307)

I wasn't aware that a gadget could believe in Jesus as its Lord and savior.

I wonder if AFA will boycott this too

Re:Jesus... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621617)

Then you have never used an electric monk.

Already done in 1981 (1)

Hamsterdan (815291) | about 2 years ago | (#40621335)

Moses: The Lord, the Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen...
[drops one of the tablets]
Moses: Oy! Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey!

Stone? (1)

QuantumLeaper (607189) | about 2 years ago | (#40621339)

Unless it come in Stone, then it not worth it.

All they need now... (1)

RoknrolZombie (2504888) | about 2 years ago | (#40621349)

If only they'd get themselves their own planet...then the rest of us can relax a bit and advance as a society without all of the dead weight...

Re:All they need now... (1)

rickb928 (945187) | about 2 years ago | (#40621735)

And you think this is YOUR planet? Hehe. That's funny.

Re:All they need now... (1)

RoknrolZombie (2504888) | about 2 years ago | (#40621895)

Nope, but if you can't accept the inhabitants for what they are: Learning, evolving creatures, then your best bet is to GTFO Besides, if God wants to claim the planet, let him...until there's some evidence that it belongs to *anyone*, I'm afraid that it just "exists"...

That is... (1, Funny)

Cosgrach (1737088) | about 2 years ago | (#40621365)

truly the stupidest thing that I have heard all week.

It's a customized Kindle (2, Informative)

jdavidb (449077) | about 2 years ago | (#40621375)

Family Christian is essentially a bookstore, and this is their "Nook" or "Kindle." I'm a little surprised they are big enough to do that, but it's attractive that they are offering an android tablet comparable to the Kindle Fire, for $50 less. That could be pretty useful, regardless of religion.

My Dad and I shopped at the predecessor to Family Christian Stores years ago, when the name was changed from "Christian Bookstores" to "Christian Stores." We joked that you could go there and buy a Christian, and that obviously enslavement of Christians and throwing them to the lions had returned. I guess our humor probably isn't typical Christian humor. Mainly I think we were annoyed that the book selection shrank and the rest of the space was taken up with artwork and stuff.

bad gift from grandma (1)

brillow (917507) | about 2 years ago | (#40621383)

Good luck returning it.

High on Jesus (2)

carrier lost (222597) | about 2 years ago | (#40621385)

At first glance I thought "Christian Tablet" referred to a drug you could use to become Christian.

I already have the Bible on my tablet (0)

PRMan (959735) | about 2 years ago | (#40621399)

Is this anything new? I loaded CadreBible on my Asus Transformer already. It even has the original Greek for free.

27 Translations, You Say? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621405)

27 different ways to literally interpret the Bible? Where do I sign up?

Re:27 Translations, You Say? (3, Informative)

retchdog (1319261) | about 2 years ago | (#40621561)

here ya go: http://www.biblegateway.com/ [biblegateway.com]

no registration necessary!

Re:27 Translations, You Say? (1)

rickb928 (945187) | about 2 years ago | (#40621763)

Several translations don't even try to be literal. Sort of like reading the Iliad in English, but way more choices.

Re:27 Translations, You Say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621957)

The Message translation is one that always makes me roll my eyes. As a devout follower of Christ, I don't see the need to have a translation where every phrase is worded so as to be as intense as possible. It tends to change the meaning a bit too much, and puts too much emphasis on things that God probably didn't intend to have emphasized so much; or at least, didn't intend to be so intense. It's kind of like the hyped-up, over-caffeinated, type-A manager of Bible translations.

(Wow, I made my semicolon and hyphen quota for the day with just one post!)

Re:27 Translations, You Say? (1)

sandytaru (1158959) | about 2 years ago | (#40622021)

Frankly, the first time I read the Bible (well, large parts of it, anyway) without all the little books and verses and labels stuffed in there after the fact, I liked it a lot more. Dissecting it kills the message more than translating it ever did...

Heathen Hardware (1)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | about 2 years ago | (#40621427)

We had to make our own Tablet since our Bible app wouldn't run on Heathen Hardware.
This is of course Tablet 2.0, a massive technological improvement and over 100lbs lighter than the Tablets God gave Moses.

Only 10 command lines (1)

infonography (566403) | about 2 years ago | (#40621435)

Worst tablet evar

It's still a cube :-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621441)

Unravel a cube to find the cross, fold a cross to build a cube ... get on your knees, profane cattle
and worship your 'god', it has quiet an appetite for you :-)

For real, you cattle deserve every single bit of abuse and ridicule that comes your way.

Creationist safe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621459)

It doesn't have that evil, 'evolution' promoting OS Darwin, like Apple's product has, with its evil demon duck mascot. Serioiusly. [objectiveministries.org] . They're not doing a very good job keeping their ties to the forces of darkness a secret, are they?

Cheap, crappy tab. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621467)

OS listed as "Android" though the screenshot makes it pretty obvious it's running something that's not ICS. Doesn't mention the google play store either. Doesn't mention what sort of arm CPU it is.

This means it's a cheap knockoff device that will never see updates and won't be any sort of long term value.

I'm not a Christian but I can't imagine any sort of god would look kindly upon selling cheap Chinese made crap with a Christian theme slapped on to it to drive sales.. Oh wait.. I just described every "christian bookstore" I've ever been to. I've always known there's been an industry of selling cheap knockoff christian-themed products that are more or less copies of the "secular" counterparts. Music, books, movies, tv shows. You name it.. I've always wondered how big it is.

Will they call their "Walled Garden"... (5, Funny)

otaku244 (1804244) | about 2 years ago | (#40621475)

"Eden?"

Apple Lawsuit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621489)

I could see Apple suing the tablet maker for facilitating the worship of someone other than Steve Jobs.

Christian != "family-friendly" (3, Insightful)

wickerprints (1094741) | about 2 years ago | (#40621513)

From the summary: "But if you're looking to get in God's good graces, or you're simply in the market for a family-friendly tablet,..."

Sorry, but Christian != "family-friendly." There is nothing "friendly" about brainwashing and indoctrinating your children into a superstitious, fearful, dogmatic, and guilt-obsessed worldview. Conversely, there is nothing intrinsically "unfriendly" about being non-Christian--i.e., it is a fallacy to imply that Christians have some kind of exclusive claim on being more wholesome or moral than others, simply by being Christian.

Oh, and one more thing: this whole article is just a thinly-veiled slashvertisement.

Re:Christian != "family-friendly" (3, Informative)

ceoyoyo (59147) | about 2 years ago | (#40621779)

Come on, the bible is good wholesome reading for the whole family. Rape, pillaging, slavery, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, torture, biological warfare and glorification of questionable morals for all.

Re:Christian != "family-friendly" (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621925)

not to mention the lashings of the ultraviolent and some occasional in-out, in-out.

(bog said so!)

Hmmmm..... (1)

InspectorGadget1964 (2439148) | about 2 years ago | (#40621557)

I think a touch sensitive screen could be sinful Will you need to repent, do penance and pray for forgiveness after use? Can you use it to get to http://www.darwinawards.com/ [darwinawards.com] ?

Great Money Making Idea (1)

ad454 (325846) | about 2 years ago | (#40621589)

Step 1: take a cheap-ass discounted $50 tablet
(android 1.x and some 2.x tablets are dropping in price, not to mention RIM playbooks)

Step 2: add some religious software and branding
(project gutenberg is a good source of free religious books)

Step 3: market it to religious groups
(especially those that are technically ignorant; oh look what granny bought you for X-mas)

Step 4: profit $$$.

Step 5: (optional..) repent for your soul at your death-bed.

Repeat the above steps for Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, etc.

Not the first. (0)

melted (227442) | about 2 years ago | (#40621623)

The first Christian tablets were unveiled over two thousand years ago.

Re:Not the first. (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | about 2 years ago | (#40621803)

I think they used mostly scrolls by the time Christians came along.

Re:Not the first. (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621965)

yeah, but the mice they used to scroll, back then, are LONG dead by now!

this is why no one has gotton past the first page of any of the ancient scrolls.

EVIL SATANIC HEATHEN BADARSE TABLET OF SIN!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621643)

Patent pending! I called it!

But does it run Linux? (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | about 2 years ago | (#40621671)

Specifically, Ubuntu Satanic Edition.

Wait, what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621707)

How exactly did they decide that selling an extremely low-spec tablet at a break-even or loss price was a better idea than creating an app and selling it to an already established and respectably large tablet consumer base?

Really? THIS made the front page? (2, Insightful)

sjbe (173966) | about 2 years ago | (#40621761)

Umm, why are we giving what is almost certainly a crappy piece of equipment with a marketing tie in to a bizarre cult the time of day? Someone who is dumb enough or deluded enough to buy one of these they certainly isn't reading slashdot. If people want to go off and read their weird, nonsensical stories about invisible friends in the sky, fine. But this certainly isn't news for nerds nor is it stuff that matters.

Re:Really? THIS made the front page? (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | about 2 years ago | (#40621985)

uhm, slashdot is here for page refreshes.

you did know that, right?? that this isn't a service to us, for us or by us?

Right next to Ubuntu Christian edition! (2)

davydagger (2566757) | about 2 years ago | (#40621833)

I guess it would be done sooner or later. Thats the power of free software/open source. If you don't like it, write your own version. Looks a lot like android. So we now have Android Christian edition, in addition to Ubuntu Christian Edition.

I can firmly say as an unbeliever I won't be buying one, but I as long as they share their source code, I wish them well.

Finally tablet Amish can use... (1)

enterix (5252) | about 2 years ago | (#40621873)

oh, wait...

You insensitive clod! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40621909)

When will I get my Halal tablet!?
I'm muslim!

Those words look the wrong way round... (1)

BumpyCarrot (775949) | about 2 years ago | (#40621991)

ITYM "Honorable Brian" and "Christian Family".

Thank you, I'm here every night this week!

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