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TABLETS???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Richierich

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    Better Get Rid Of That IPhone!!! :lol:

    I've got a Motorola Droid I will let it go Cheap!!! :lol:

    And it doesn't Overheat in the Sun only if you put it in an Oven. :lol:
     
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  4. Steve

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    I wonder why that is? It's not like the Coby is a Fire or Nook. :scratchin

    Could Google be throwing out an olive branch to the more expensive tablet manufacturers? Not fair to consumers, tho.
     
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    Yeah it makes sense why the Fire doesn't as it doesn't have all the full android framework on it...but from the video I saw HERE the OS looks like plain vanilla ICS on a tablet pretty much....

    maybe GetJar offered them an offer they couldn't refuse?...i honestly have no idea at this point as to why after seeing the video. Initially I just assumed it was running a thinned version like the Fire is of Android...
     
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    Coby does not want to pay to be certified or does not meet the requirements.
     
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    Yeah, what he said. You basically have to submit all your code and hardware specs to Google in order to be a "Google Platform" device with access to GApps, Market, oops Play, Maps, etc.
     
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    Image is everything for Apple.
     
  9. Steve

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    Ya. There's no doubt about how important it is to them. It's the third leg of Apple's core marketing philosophy as expressed by Mike Markkula, Apple's "angel" investor and 1/3 partner in the early days:

     
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    Steve

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    I wonder if this will get as much press as their first report? :scratchin

     
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    Chris Blount

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    Probably not which is why I stopped reading Consumer Reports. They just don't seem as reliable as they use to be.
     
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    Steve

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    Not surprising how Microsoft's news outlet decided to characterize the news:

    Apple's iPad tops Consumer Reports' list despite heat issue

    :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    Rich

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    My company went on strike in the late spring of 1971 and I decided to get a job doing something I always wanted to do: Drive a taxi. I went to Keansburg on Raritan Bay in NJ and made more money doing that than I did at my regular job.

    The car I was given to drive was a new Chevy, don't remember the model, but it was as big as an Impala and was the first car I drove that had disc brakes. Coincidentally, CR came out with an issue that addressed their tests of disc brakes. Really bad report on the brakes, which I had found worked much better than regular (at the time) brakes. Not effected by water, stopped in a straight line and stopped a lot quicker than the regular brakes. CR disagreed with what my experiences were. Turned out they were basing the report on airplanes with disc brakes. Kinda made me look askance at CR reports ever since.

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    Steve

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    Thanks Steve, I'll get one even though I'll probably not use it a whole lot.
     
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    Cholly

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    I'm surprised at all the dissing of Consumer Reports. One needs to remember that their reviews are often based on a single sample and if they find something quite wrong about a product, they check additional samples when possible. We all have probably had experiences where we disagreed with CR's ratings. For example, I strongly disagree with their ratings of Whirlpool refrigerators, having had major problems with two of them purchased within the last 7 years.
    To their credit, they pointed out the antenna problems with the iPhone family -- a problem Steve Jobs vehemently denied, but apple went about trying to fix.
    The thing I do like about CR is their refusal to allow their reviews to be used in advertising -- something you don't see in publications like "Consumers Digest", or even CNet.
     
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    Steve

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    Speculation by The Verge is Lenovo may be purchasing excess iPad2 screen inventory to build this 8.9mm thick, ICS 4.0 tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio screen.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/9/2935569/lenovo-ideatab-s2109-android-4-specs

    I like the fact it has quad SRS speakers. Will be interesting to see how they price it. My guess is $299 MSRP. Maybe $249.

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    Woot! has HP 32G Touchpads for $249.99 plus $4 shipping today only
     
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