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Old 10-14-2011, 03:30 PM   #16
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Which isn't a tablet.
He was making a distinction between phone apps and tablet apps.
Fair enough, but many/most of the apps are for both, and I don't think he felt the iPhone is too small for anything more than text messaging and email. Apparently they feel that 3.5" is plenty big for games and other multimedia content.
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From what I've seen, the "mini" iPad is a misnomer. The current rumours speculate that it will be the same size as a regular iPad, but the technical specs will be pared down so it won't be as expensive as their regular iPad.
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From what I've seen, the "mini" iPad is a misnomer. The current rumours speculate that it will be the same size as a regular iPad, but the technical specs will be pared down so it won't be as expensive as their regular iPad.
More of an iPad Lite I guess.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:48 PM   #19
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More of an iPad Lite I guess.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #20
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You're silly! lol

I had it for a little less than a year and was just ready to move on. I rooted it the first month of ownership, then I replaced the stock ROM about 6 months later.

Got tired of the weight. When it was released there was nothing to compare it to, so it was acceptable. Then the lighter Galaxy Tab 7 inch came on the scene. Eventually bigger and lighter tablets emerged. So, it's heavy compared to others now. I also wanted a bigger screen surprisingly and a microphone for recording notes. Settled on the Sony Tablet because it's a bit smaller than the 10 inch tablets and very comfortable to hold in portrait and landscape. The price is ridiculous, but so are many of the others.
Don't mean to hijack the thread, but did you consider the Visio 8"? I've been looking at it now that I've decided not to get the Kindle Fire. The Sony sounds good, but is too pricey for me right now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:11 PM   #21
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but did you consider the Visio 8"? I've been looking at it now that I've decided not to get the Kindle Fire. The Sony sounds good, but is too pricey for me right now.
When I was shopping for tablets my number one concern was weight and being comfortable to hold. I did consider the Vizio though, but passed on it for those reasons. I know many of the tablets are pricey. I just reached a point where I found value in the Sony. It all comes down to personal needs/wants. I also kept reminding myself that I paid $400 for an eInk device (Sony 900) not too long ago!

The weight thing is totally subjective obviously.

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Was that left in a bar somewhere by an Apple employee?
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #23
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I can wait. I will not pay more than $250 for a good 10" tablet.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:18 PM   #25
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I can wait. I will not pay more than $250 for a good 10" tablet.
That may be a while.
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That may be a while.
He already missed his perhaps only chance. He didn't get a Touchpad.
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That may be a while.
Maybe not. I hope Amazon Fire put some pressure to prices. And BTW I'm not asking for a $250 new 10" tablet. A refurb one will do

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He already missed his perhaps only chance. He didn't get a Touchpad.
In my book, a tablet with an unsupported OS hardly qualify as "good."
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In my book, a tablet with an unsupported OS hardly qualify as "good."
I agree. I got a TouchPad and it's nice; but it's webOS and the app selection sucks badly. But hey, for $99, I couldn't pass it up. So I'll use it to replace my netbook.
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My reaction is that these discussions are more wish list than real insight into Apple's plans. Different companies have different priorities on secrecy. The rumors that leak on Amazon aren't always perfect, but they often contain pieces of truth. Apple rumors, not so much -- they appear to be. More in the nature of fantasies.

Even in the weeks before the iPhone release we knew it was going to be an exclusive Sprint release of an iPhone 5 for six months. I can't remember how many times we expected an iPad announcement. And none has come.

It seems to me the discussion is whether you (each of us) would want a seven inch iPad if Apple would build one. Guessing whether they actually will build one doesn't seem as useful since these guesses tend to be wrong.

However, I do love me some good rumor discussions . Thanks LJ Sellers for pointing out this rumor. I'm not complaining about the thread, just opining that speculation when it comes to Apple is often wrong.
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I agree. I got a TouchPad and it's nice; but it's webOS and the app selection sucks badly. But hey, for $99, I couldn't pass it up. So I'll use it to replace my netbook.
Let's also keep in mind that one will be able to run Android on it before too long.
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