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Old 01-25-2013, 04:31 AM   #31
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Dunno 'bout you, but Samsung has a reasonably successful 7incher in the Galaxy Tab, yet they are jumping to get out an 8incher for a reason. And the reason is Apple sold a ton of iPad minis.
Samsung already have tablets / phones in 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.8, 5, 5.3, 5.5, 7, 9.4 & 10.1 inch sizes (I've missed a bunch out for simplicity) 6 & 8 inch are about the only sizes they didn't have before the iPad mini. I suspect they are just filling the gaps rather than blindly following iPple.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:39 AM   #32
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For the rumored price I'd expect more.

Certainly the Note 8 will work for many and that's what Samsung is counting on. However, my needs require higher resolution.
Besides, what I don't like about this is that for the price they SHOULD offer a higher resolution. People who buy this help them get away with offering less for more money. If the Note 8 was really cheap then it would be great. For the expected price it should include a better screen.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:52 AM   #33
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I've been using my 7 inch Blackberry Playbook since they came out in 2011, and that size really has been just right for me.

And for the record, I bought it because I wanted to use it to Bridge to my BB phone. Apple's never come into my purchasing mind frame. As a product I'm just not interested in what they offer - I don't like their ethos of 'lock in'.

I would like ereaders to have the 7 inch size option as well.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #34
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Besides, what I don't like about this is that for the price they SHOULD offer a higher resolution. People who buy this help them get away with offering less for more money. If the Note 8 was really cheap then it would be great. For the expected price it should include a better screen.
Looks like Samsung is copying Apple again - offer less at premium pricing
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:04 AM   #35
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For the rumored price I'd expect more.

Certainly the Note 8 will work for many and that's what Samsung is counting on. However, my needs require higher resolution.
Have you seen a price yet? Rumours are only rumours...

Beside, this 8" Note will have something most other 7" tablets don't have: the s-pen. That would be its selling point for me (not to mention the SD card extension possibility)
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Looks like Samsung is copying Apple again - offer less at premium pricing
You bet, they will get sued for that as well.
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Rumors have it that the new iPad will have a thinner bezel. They could shave off about 2 inches all around, so that would make the 10 inch device as portable as an 8 inch one.

I need my 10 screen, since I look at it all day long, and gladly lug around a few more grams for the viewing convenience. Anything smaller than 10 inches makes it instantly less productive for me, and a consumption only device, since I use handwriting apps at work, and surf/email/shop exclusively on my iPad.
Funny thing is that 8" is just too big for me. It won't slip in my pocket. The KFHD *just* makes it. That's one of the things I like best about my KF.
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Looks like Samsung is copying Apple again - offer less at premium pricing
What company sells a higher quality 10" tablet cheaper than the iPad?
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Samsung already have tablets / phones in 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.8, 5, 5.3, 5.5, 7, 9.4 & 10.1 inch sizes (I've missed a bunch out for simplicity) 6 & 8 inch are about the only sizes they didn't have before the iPad mini. I suspect they are just filling the gaps rather than blindly following iPple.
Samsung have had a 7.7" tablet for some time, since before the iPad mini (7.9").

http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consume...GT-P6800LSATGY

(First shown in Sept 2011, released in Feb 2012.)

They're not even filling in the gaps. This is more of a play to widen the reach for the Galaxy Note range.

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What company sells a higher quality 10" tablet cheaper than the iPad?
Google, surely, with the Nexus 10?

UK price for 16 GB wifi £319 vs Retina iPad's £399.

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What company sells a higher quality 10" tablet cheaper than the iPad?
"Quality" is such a subjective term; and 8.9" ~ 10.1" is the same size to me.

I'm very happy with my $249 Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with retina display. It's a great video device (my primary use for it).

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Samsung already have tablets / phones in 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.8, 5, 5.3, 5.5, 7, 9.4 & 10.1 inch sizes (I've missed a bunch out for simplicity) 6 & 8 inch are about the only sizes they didn't have before the iPad mini. I suspect they are just filling the gaps rather than blindly following iPple.
Haven't they got an 8.9 galaxy tab?
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Haven't they got an 8.9 galaxy tab?
Yup: http://www.t3.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-tab-8-9-review

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"Quality" is such a subjective term; and 8.9" ~ 10.1" is the same size to me.

I'm very happy with my $249 Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with retina display. It's a great video device (my primary use for it).
Does this 8.9 = 10.1 math work only against Apple?

You're the one that made the claim that Apple offers "less for a premium price". I made the mistake of thinking that it was a serious comment, not just an anti-Apple drive-by. Sorry.




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Google, surely, with the Nexus 10?
UK price for 16 GB wifi £319 vs Retina iPad's £399.

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Here in the US, the N10 is the same price as the iPad (for the same storage capacity). So how is Apple charging a premium price?

Look. Android-based tabs are eating Apple's lunch in the 7" space. Without a doubt. Higher quality devices at lower prices. But the 10" realm is clearly Apple's.

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Here in the US, the N10 is the same price as the iPad (for the same storage capacity). So how is Apple charging a premium price?
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Hmmmm... I show N10 at $399 vs Ipad at $499 for the 16gb models, $499 vs $599 for the 32gb models. Using Repub math? or older ipads for comparison.
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