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TABLETS???

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

  1. Steve

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    Ya. I was a click away from ordering it myself, just to use as a media player. If the video's choppy tho...
     
  2. spartanstew

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    Sorry.
     
  3. FHSPSU67

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    Some pix of my ASUS Transformer:
    Pix 2 and 3 are out of order - should be reversed.
     

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  4. hdtvfan0001

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    Super photos - thank you for sharing. :up:

    Especially like the one with the tablet and keyboard together...showing the browser on DBSTalk. :)

    I'd assume you were pretty much "consumed with it" all weekend...playing with the newest tech device in the house. :D
     
  5. raott

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    Great pics Fred, thanks.

    Out of curiosity, how many Apps are currently in the Honeycomb marketplace. There were 59 when I had the xoom a few weeks ago.
     
  6. spartanstew

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    Nice photos.

    What's your impression of the stability of the keyboard/dock/pad?

    Is it pretty secure? Could you envision someone using it like a laptop the majority of the time (opening, closing, tossing in a briefcase, etc.)?
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    There are 188 listed vor Android 3.0 tablets there as of now...changes daily...many new free ones as well as apps for a fee.

    Once Android goes to Ice Cream Sandwich in 4Q, then the tablets will run virtual any app created in Android 3.0 or newer - thousands of those.
     
  8. FHSPSU67

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    YES

    I'm showing 27 categories with at least 8 apps each, most cats show 16.

    Dock and tablet lock together very securely. I don't even have a sleeve or case, and I carry it with me (mostly bars for checking out beer selections on-line):)

    Posted from my Asus xfmr
     
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  10. Rich

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    Supposedly about 80% of the recalled units never hit shelves and got returned by retailers....so.... :shrug:
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    One of the features found on many tablets (regardless of platform) is a built-in camera - at least one. Some devices have a front and back camera.

    In any case...I've seen surveys before indicating there was not a great deal of "demand" for this feature....always wondered how many people might use a tablet for digital photos.

    Today, I came across an interesting piece on this topic:

    http://hothardware.com/News/The-iPad-2s-Rear-Camera-Mostly-Going-Unused-Report/
     
  13. FHSPSU67

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    Great news! Thanks for posting this, I'll be on the lookout:)
    Posted from my ASUS Xfmr
     
  14. Rich

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    I don't get the camera thing. The front facing one I can understand having. But using a tablet that large to take pictures? Yet, I think every tablet has the two camera format.

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  15. Rich

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    How comfortable is typing on your new toy? I don't like typing on my wife's IdeaPad, she's got one of the small, but very powerful, laptops. And small hands. It's light, easy to carry when traveling, but the keyboard is so small, I just can't feel comfy using it.

    I can't type normally on the onscreen keyboards of any of the tablets I've tried. I find myself "hunting and pecking".

    Rich
     
  16. Rich

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    From what I've read it would seem that they rushed the tablet. I'm sure that's the case with a lot of tablet makers.

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  17. FHSPSU67

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    I assume you're referring to the on-screen keyboard and I do the same - hunt and peck. Quite easy to touch-type on the "real" attached keyboard.

    Posted from my ASUS Xfmr
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Perhaps...the problem was reportedly related to the version of the firmware installed on the recalled units.
     
  19. Steve

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    I use the rear camera on the iPad all the time. When it's in my hands and I want to take a quick picture of something, it's easier than reaching for my regular camera.

    Also when face-timing, when I want to show the person I'm speaking to the faces of other people near me, or some object we're talking about, I hit the "spin" button and the camera switches to the back camera while the conversation is still in progress. Very handy.

    We used face-time a lot this weekend. Had my grand daughter here for a couple of days while her parents were out of town for a wedding, and she was able to see them via my son's iPhone. We also face-timed 2-3x with my daughter and grandson at their house. My wife kept saying "It's like the Jetsons!" :lol:
     
  20. Rich

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    Yeah, I meant the onscreen keyboard. Glad you're enjoying the ASUS.

    Rich
     

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