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Old 05-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #16
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If it'll be a 7"-er, I might be interested (provided the price is right, naturally...)
I'm with you on that!
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:20 PM   #17
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Ok, someone please explain to me what "fringe-field switching technology" is.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #18
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I'd expect something larger. The magazine Market is the obvious target for such a device. I'm expecting a 10" screen.
at 10" I'd be interested, much less so at 7", that's just too small.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:52 PM   #19
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Ok, someone please explain to me what "fringe-field switching technology" is.
This might help...
http://www.boehydis.com/eng/07_mis/mis_01.asp
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #20
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thanks for the link.
I really want to see it in action.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #21
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:36 PM   #22
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at 10" I'd be interested, much less so at 7", that's just too small.
Size isn't as important as what you can do with it.

Wait... what were we talking about again?
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Size isn't as important as what you can do with it.

Wait... what were we talking about again?
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #24
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Size isn't as important as what you can do with it.

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #25
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That's some pretty impressive sounding tech.

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guaranteeing perfect readability even under the brightest sunlight.
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a full 180 degree viewing angle
better color, low power consumption, very interesting.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #26
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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.
Hold out for the Aston Martin. Heck, maybe he'll accept a Jaguar as a compromise.

Seriously, I'd be interested in an Amazon tablet if they can keep the weight well under what the iPad weighs. The one thing I can't do that I would like to do on my Kindle is read newspapers and magazines.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:08 PM   #28
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I'd expect something larger. The magazine Market is the obvious target for such a device. I'm expecting a 10" screen.
10" is really not enough, particularly in the cheap 16x9 ratio which everyone other than Apple seems to be using.

If it's less than 11" (and preferably a bit larger), it will be just as useless for magazines as the KDX and the iPad.
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