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

  1. Steve

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  2. RasputinAXP

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    No Gorilla Glass? meh. My Galaxy Nexus doesn't have it either.
     
  3. chevyguy559

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    Is there a link I'm missing to order the kit? I recently registered my Prime (like a week ago) but didn't see anything as far as a link to get the GPS kit....where should I look?? :) Thanks!
     
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  5. Richierich

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    You will then see this Message:

    "Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Eee Transformer Prime TF201, and helping to make it the most popular Android based tablet since its launch in December 2011. We greatly appreciate feedback from our valued customers about our products, and take it very seriously. The response to the TF201 generally has been overwhelmingly positive, but we understand that, in certain regions, the GPS functionality has not met some user’s expectations.

    Free Dongle! At ASUS, we are committed to delivering innovative, high-quality products and services, and our customers’ experience is important to us. Although the TF201 is not a professional GPS device, as part of our unwavering commitment to our customers we are offering all customers who purchased a TF201 system a free external GPS extension kit, called a dongle, which may help improve signal reception and optimize the user experience. We are pleased to announce this offer as part of our commitment to customer service, but it does not replace, alter or amend any existing warranties you may have.We also encourage you to contact ASUS customer support in your local region directly if you are experiencing GPS related problems.

    ASUS prides itself on delivering an unrivalled user experience, and we offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that our customers may have encountered.

    The offer will expire on 31th of July, 2012 (PST)."
     
  6. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    Many thanks! Got it ordered! :D
     
  7. Cholly

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    My new toy came yesterday -- a Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 tablet. For $50 more than a Kindle Fire, you get true Android Ice Cream Sandwich, front and rear cameras and a MicroSD slot that can expand memory by 32 GB. You also get an IR blaster that allows the tablet to act as a minimalist home theater remote, using included Peel software. Samsung offers a free year of 50 GB DropBox cloud software as well.
    I haven't had too much opportunity to compare its performance to that of my 10.1 inch ViewSonic gTablet,, which has the OS modded from Froyo to a limited version of Honeycomb (GtabComb 3.1 beta) other than to note the obvious shortcomings of a smaller screen and the advantage of true Ice Cream Sandwich support.
    It goes without saying that I like the lighter weight and compact size of the Galaxy 2 7.0. It does have a few warts when compared to some of the other 7 inch tablets -- less capable cameras, lower resolution and no HDMI output. As with other Android cameras, it lacks the capability to access Amazon videos.
     
  8. Steve

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    Based on these #'s, Google needs to get that rumored $199 quad-core Nexus 7" tablet out the door sooner, rather than later. As you can see from the chart, it looks like the Kindle Fire continued to pick up steam, even four months after its introduction. [more]

    Also, the Nook tablets are conspicuous by their absence on that chart, IMHO.
     

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    Wow, 54.4% in just three short months. I wonder how many Kindle Fire owners even know they have an Android tablet?
     
  10. Steve

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    I doubt many users care. I suspect to most, it's considered an "appliance", not unlike the iPad (or iPod).

    After seeing the success of the Fire, I'll bet Apple regrets not coming out with an iPad "mini". As a result, I'm pretty sure the rumors of Apple introducing a 7.85" screen iOS device this fall may be true. Even more reason for Google to get that 7" Nexus out there soon.
     
  11. Drew2k

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    I saw the Galaxy Note in use today, and it's absolutely gorgeous. It was fast, the screen was clear and sharp, and the form factor was incredibly convenient. It's perfect for e-Books, and well suited for web browsing and playing videos, and actually think the 7" "mini" tablets could ultimately become more popular than larger, more expensive full-size tablets.
     
  12. Steve

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    I learned from reading this that Comscore excluded the Nook tablets from the survey, classifying them as eReaders, instead.
     
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    Cholly

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    Out of curiosity, do you really mean Galaxy Note? The Galaxy Note is a Smartphone, not a tablet. The 7 inch Samsung tablets are the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (the newest, least expensive), Galaxy Tab 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
     
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    It was an employee at Costco showing it to me at the returns desk. I was returning a Samsung Galaxy Tab and that's when she showed me her new toy. I do thin it was the Note, but you're right - it's not a tablet then. It was still pretty impressive though. :p
     
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    Which is a bogus reason, imo.

    And I've been reading that Nook has about 30% of the Android tablet market in a few other places. To exclude it from that one totally skews the result.
     
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    Steve

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    Ya. I read yesterday that it was the 5th best-selling tablet in Q1-12, behind Apple, Samsung, Amazon and Lenovo, in that order.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsav...ll-sharply-trouble-for-android/?feed=rss_home
     
  19. Cholly

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    Not being an old timer in the tablet world, I was introduced to the Android app "Pulse" last week. I had it on one of my tablets, but didn't understand what it was since I hadn't configured it. Now I have it set up on both my tablets, with tabs for home, news, sports and technology. Really sweet! :icon_bb:
     
  20. Richierich

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    Well, don't keep us in Suspense, tell us what it does for you!!! :)
     

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