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Old 01-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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6-inch tablet? - Does one exist?

Let us pretend for a moment:

Let's say that I want a 'Kindle Fire type' (or 'Nook Tablet type') tablet reader with the same kind of screen as these units, but with a screen the size of a Kindle paperwhite or Kobo glo - in other words, a tablet with a 6-inch screen.

Does such a creature exist?



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Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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According to BestBuy in Canada there are 5" and 7" options only.

Lots of great prices on the 7" varieties.
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Let us pretend for a moment:

Let's say that I want a 'Kindle Fire type' (or 'Nook Tablet type') tablet reader with the same kind of screen as these units, but with a screen the size of a Kindle paperwhite or Kobo glo - in other words, a tablet with a 6-inch screen.

Does such a creature exist?
Well, if you don't mind that it's also a phone: the Huawei Ascend Mate
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Not looking for a phone at all, but thank you.


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I found these but not sure on their availability outside the UK --> http://www.ergoelectronics.com/products/gotab
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Not looking for a phone at all, but thank you.
You don't need to actually put a SIM in it. Things like the Samsung Galaxy Note II and this thing are, in my opinion, tablets that happen to have a phone built in
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I found these but not sure on their availability outside the UK --> http://www.ergoelectronics.com/products/gotab
The GoTab Hive Reader looks interesting. It's rather cheap, too.

I wonder if it would also accommodate the Kindle and nook app.

Interestingly, it's marketed as an ebook reader - which is exactly what I was thinking about. I wonder how good that screen is.

Does anyone have one?



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I wonder how the illegal to unlock your cellphone would affect using a cell device in a non-cell manner in the United States and probably soon to be Canada.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #9
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I wonder how the illegal to unlock your cellphone would affect using a cell device in a non-cell manner in the United States and probably soon to be Canada.
No impact at all. You don't need to unlock a phone in order to use it as a portable media device.
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I wonder how good that screen is.
Seems kind of low on resolution (800 x 480, 155ppi).




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I wonder how the illegal to unlock your cellphone would affect using a cell device in a non-cell manner in the United States and probably soon to be Canada.
I don't see how it would affect it. I sometimes use my old Galaxy S as basically an Android iPod Touch with the cell stuff turned off and just WiFi turned on and didn't have to unlock the device to do that.
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Let us pretend for a moment:

Let's say that I want a 'Kindle Fire type' (or 'Nook Tablet type') tablet reader with the same kind of screen as these units, but with a screen the size of a Kindle paperwhite or Kobo glo - in other words, a tablet with a 6-inch screen.

Does such a creature exist?



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The problem with most tablets is that they are 16:9 instead of 4:3.
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The problem with most tablets is that they are 16:9 instead of 4:3.
Many people don't see that as a problem.
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The GoTab Hive Reader looks interesting. It's rather cheap, too.

I wonder if it would also accommodate the Kindle and nook app.

Interestingly, it's marketed as an ebook reader - which is exactly what I was thinking about. I wonder how good that screen is.

Does anyone have one?

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Here's some Reviews: http://www.idealworld.tv/GoTAB_6_inc...ge_263639.aspx

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Try to find Samsungs first edition of Galaxy Note. It has not a 16:9 screen, actually the resolution is a bit higher on the first version, (800 instead of 720). And you could probably find it pretty cheap on the second hand market.
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