In the Connected Devices group at Mozilla we have a goal to “deliver an uncompromising, user first, web centric experience via connected devices”.
Project Tablet is a new project from that team which aims to explore a simple,
single-purpose tablet, completely dedicated to browsing the web.
As with Mozilla’s other Connected Devices experimental projects we’re starting out with a hypothesis about an end user need and working in the open to validate that hypothesis. In the case of Project Tablet our hypothesis is that:
“Current tablet products are not meeting the needs of late majority adopters. There could be a demand for a simple, affordable browser-based tablet.”
The next step is to carry out a user study to test a prototype and validate the hypothesis by answering a set of research questions.
You can find out much more about the tablet project and how to get involved on the tablet wiki page.
Feel free to join in the conversation here on Discourse (new category soon to be created) and chat with us in the #tablet channel on irc.mozilla.org.
“Here’s to the crazy ones”