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Old 05-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Engadget:amazon tablet shipping '11

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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AFFS is supposed to have really great viewing angles.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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AFFS is supposed to have really great viewing angles.
180 degrees both vertically and horizontally and perfect sunlight readability for AFFS+ displays from Hydis (the eInk/PVI subsidiary rumored to be providing screens for this).

http://www.hydis.com/eng/main.htm
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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If it'll be a 7"-er, I might be interested (provided the price is right, naturally...)
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Rumor != "shipping"
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But, it's on the internets! It must be true!
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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Hydis seems to have many options under 5" but over that they have very few. 5.6", 8" 10.4" and 12"
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But, it's on the internets! It must be true!
OSAMA DIED IN 2002 OF KIDNEY FAILURE AND THEY FROZE THE BODY AND 9/11...
seriously, engadget is a pretty reliable news source.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:33 PM   #9
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seriously, engadget is a pretty reliable news source.
Never implied that it wasn't, but good try though.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #10
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Never implied that it wasn't, but good try though.
never said you did.
just sayin'.
still, it is only a rumor...

Does anyone have any video of AFFS in action?
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #11
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This does not look good for Qualcomm's Mirasol.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:05 PM   #12
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If it'll be a 7"-er, I might be interested (provided the price is right, naturally...)
I'd expect something larger. The magazine Market is the obvious target for such a device. I'm expecting a 10" screen.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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Here is hoping. I would like a nice tablet about the size of the IPad that is not an IPad.

I have played with the IPad and thought it was a great piece of technology. I wasn't able to play my silly facebook games because they use flash (stupid I know) and that annoyed me.

Toss in a general distrust of Apple and what they might do in the future that would screw up the Apps that I would want to use (Kindle) and the IPad is a no go for me.

If Amazon is able to put out a similar product I will be thrilled. I like the look of the 7 inch products out there but I would prefer to replace my netbook with something that has a 10 inch screen.

I turn 40 this year and I think a tablet is going to be my birthday gift (Hubby loves me and will get me what I ask for short of the Audi or Aston Martin I have been coveting while watching Top Gear). I will hold off if I know Amazon is releasing something or I hear of a nice 10 inch tablet.
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and they already have that nice little App store sitting there waiting to go.
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and they already have that nice little App store sitting there waiting to go.
App Store, Music Store, Movie Store, eBook Store, Cloud Storage....
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