Double Din Friendly Tablet
Over time I've been warming up to the idea of replacing my car pc with a tablet. After seeing the various iPad installs etc, I'm always turned off when I see the amount of hacking required (ie. moving climate controls, building custome bezels etc) to fit the large iPad screen into the car. I've always thought... wouldn't it be better to find a tablet that just fits the car's cavity? As such I've been looking around for 7"ish tablets that will fit the double din space in most cars. I've been limiting my search to Andriod tablets that will fit the bill as there are many more dimensional options. As of the time of post this, there's only one high quality Android 7" tablet to speak about and that's the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Altough is a 7" tablet it's dimensions (7.48" x 4.74") are not double din (7" x 4") friendly. I'm starting this thread so people can post worthy options for double din fitment and maybe document how they plan on getting a clean oem looking install done.
For my purposes , I'd prefer a tablet were the Andriod market is enabled (ie. so can't be one of those Chinese hack up tablets), must have a GPS module and an SD(HC) card slot. I don't think 3G tablets are worth their premium as it's fairly easy (and cheaper) to share your smartphone's internet (eg. using mywi on iPhone or even the built in wifi tethering on Andriod). I'd actually like my tablet install to be more permanent. I really don't like the idea of removing a device everytime your leave the car (that's one of the reason's I installed a car pc). Since the tablet would be in sleep mode (running on it's battery), my plan is to just remote into it for any necessary changes.
I know there have been a few anouncements of major brand Andriod tablets coming in the near future but I also know there are some other decent ones made by smaller companies that don't get the same press. Either way please post links and/or share your ideas.
PS: Not trying to start a car pc vs tablet debate here, cuz lord knows there's a good wack a threads discussing that stuff already