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TABLETS???

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

  1. Apr 23, 2011 #441 of 2347
    AttiTech

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    I love my Android phone. I'm thinking of upgrading it and my wife's phone soon to an HTC. She's been wanting to get one with touchscreen and a full QWERTY. Means I need to sell the 2 Android Comet's we have :lol:
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 #442 of 2347
    Shades228

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    I would pick up a Droid 2 used for your wife if she wants one with a keyboard. However phones with a 4" screen have bigger keyboards than those that are hardware based. Also with swype or the gingerbread keyboard it's slower to use a hardware based keyboard.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 #443 of 2347
    AttiTech

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    Swipe is interesting and I have a blast with the weird things it will type if you use it quickly. If the screen is large enough she may not want the full QWERTY slide out.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2011 #444 of 2347
    Laxguy

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    I suggest that those 'reasons' are not what compels major hardware players to introduce new products!
     
  5. Apr 23, 2011 #445 of 2347
    Laxguy

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    Just what do you envision storing on a tablet?? Many posts I've seen from those with 64 gigs, and even some 32's say that's way more than they need.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2011 #446 of 2347
    Laxguy

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    Well, we know that those who bash it the most have the biggest secret desire to possess one.... but that they are also ones likely to be in deeeeeeeep denial....

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  7. Apr 23, 2011 #447 of 2347
    TBoneit

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    as inexpensive as wireless printers have become I can not believe more laptop users don't use them. Sure you save a few dollars with bottom of the line USB printers however.....

    I still get people looking for an adapter to hook up a parallel port printer to their new USB only computers.

    For my own use I'm thinking about a network laser-jet for home use. Put it anywhere one the network and voila.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2011 #448 of 2347
    hdtvfan0001

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    It's still an option...just not the only option.
    Not for a docked tablet with keyboard...which is an option....hardly absurd. Bluetooth is another option....also not absurd.
    That was in direct response to the "rock solid" claim. Yes...even the iPad2's have flaws...not the end of the world...but not perfection or Utopia either.

    Some of that "perfection" is where the anti-Apple mindset comes from - the constant "Apple does everything right or perfect" or "Apple knows what you want more than you do". Both are falsehoods.

    If and when a person can get past that...perhaps they can actual appreciate what it does bring to the table, which today is the leading tablet device. No one disputes that fact.

    But it also doesn't preclude that others have the potential to build a better mousetrap, and have people consider them without blind allegiance. Only time will tell if that happens, but if history is any kind of teacher...it happened at least once with the iPhone....so it could happen again.

    At least if I end up with an iPad some day...it will come after making an open-minded and comparative look at all of the various alternatives. Until recently, there were almost none - now there are.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 #449 of 2347
    Doug Brott

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    I haven't had a non-network printer for well over a year and for many years before that I would use my desktop PC as the print server so it was networked for everyone else. A non-networked printer is a non-starter for me these days.

    I do have a network laserjet for home use (color even :D)
     
  10. Apr 23, 2011 #450 of 2347
    Shades228

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    Music, video, apps, pictures. Apps are starting to get rather large as well. It's not uncommon for some of these games to be upwards of 100megs. Now with tablet apps we'll start to see office type apps that will start taking up some space. The more memory available the more memory programmers feel they need to take up.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2011 #451 of 2347
    hdtvfan0001

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    Apps keep getting bigger.

    More important...things like MPEG4 video files, graphical files, PDF files, and others can get to be huge.

    I can buy a 16GB Android tablet for $450, and a 64GB SD card for $40...so on that front...the memory expansion is a plus....not the only consideration...but a plus. I typically look at the purchase based on what I might need tomorrow, not just today.

    If those things aren't important to a buyer, then the feature is pretty much irrelevant.

    The good news is the more people at least ask themselves what matters, the better decisions they'll make no matter which device they choose.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2011 #452 of 2347
    Groundhog45

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    If Nomad is ever released and it is a method of copying programs to a portable device like we suspect it is, I can see folks wanting a fair amount of storage and/or a way to include removable storage. I don't have a pressing need for a tablet, although being able to use the DirecTV app would be nice :)D), but something like Nomad could swing the balance in favor of getting one.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2011 #453 of 2347
    Stewart Vernon

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    I have an iPad... and an iPhone 4...

    To me the biggest flaws in both of these devices are the same:

    1. No user-replaceable battery.
    2. No support for SD-RAM for additional storage.

    These are not MAJOR flaws... but they are flaws, to me, in the design... unless Apple is banking on people wanting to upgrade every 1-2 years before the battery would need replacing and before you really push the limits of available storage.

    No devices are perfect... Most of the other differences are personal preference issues, I think, rather than design flaws.

    I really can only classify the two things I listed here as "flaws" really.

    To be fair on both points, though...

    I never needed a replacement for either of my two previous cellphone batteries... (I had two other phones before the iPhone)... and my old iPhone doesn't need a battery replacement either... so that's three previous phones all with well over 2 years use on them and never needed a new battery before the phone was replaced by a new one.

    The storage is more of a sticking point if you get the smaller capacity.

    I never got much past half-full on my 16GB iPhone... and have lots of room on my 32GB iPhone 4.

    I am sometimes pushing it on my iPad 16GB... probably really could have used a 32GB... but I didn't anticipate leaving as many apps on it as I find myself leaving.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2011 #454 of 2347
    AttiTech

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    Whatever tablet I decide on, I think I'm going with the base model if the SD slot is expandable to 64GB
     
  15. Apr 23, 2011 #455 of 2347
    tcusta00

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    I think people have taken to copying their same anti apple rhetoric over from other threads and pasting it again here.

    There's that dead horse again. Sixto got it: crazy.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2011 #456 of 2347
    hdtvfan0001

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    Good point sir.

    I guess some don't get the value of expandable storage or perhaps simply won't need it. That's OK too. :shrug:
     
  17. Apr 23, 2011 #457 of 2347
    AttiTech

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    The way I always look at it is for storage, I don't know what the next latest and greatest thing out for my device/computer I'll want to own and it could be huge. I could get slammed on my side job and need to save a lot of PDF/HTML/Designs and might run out of space. My wife may go on a photo taking frenzy of my son, not tell me like usual, and then when I need to save something important, I have no space :lol:
     
  18. Apr 23, 2011 #458 of 2347
    Shades228

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    HBO GO coming to Android devices in May. I would bet that HC will be some of the devices.

    http://www.everythingandroid.org/hbo-go-coming-to-select-android-devices-may-2nd/2011/04/22/

    This is the whole article minus a picture. Not sure if I can quote the whole thing if not will a mod make it legal?
     
  19. Apr 23, 2011 #459 of 2347
    AttiTech

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    Stewart Vernon

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    I've mentioned this in another thread relating to desktops...

    Sometimes expandability is overrated.

    I grant you that I would prefer to have an SD slot for more storage capability too... but for people that are going to buy a new device every year or every other year... expandability doesn't matter as much.
     

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