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Old 08-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #46
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Well they are trying different things here is a sub $200 tablet that people would buy for the kids


​ARCHOS introduced its GamePad today, the company's first 7-inch Android-powered gaming tablet. The GamePad comes equipped with physical control buttons, joysticks, and a capacitive display, along with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and Mali 400mp quad-core GPU underneath the hood. The GamePad is unlike anything we've seen in the Android world so far, and is more akin to a PSP than a tradition Android tablet. The GamePad comes equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich and access to the Google Play store, though it looks like most will purchase the GamePad strictly for gaming. ARCHOS says that it'll include tools to enable the physical controls to take the place of virtual navigation on current Android games, and will work with developers to design games specifically for the GamePad.

We took a look at ARCHOS' latest flagship tablet, the 101 XS, earlier this month, and coupled with the new GamePad, ARCHOS looks to be thinking outside of the box to make a name for itself in the tablet market. The GamePad is scheduled late October release with a pricetag of "less than 150€ (or $188)". ARCHOS' full presser can be found after the break.
http://www.androidcentral.com/archos...owered-gamepad
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #47
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That might prompt me to get a tablet for my younger child.
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This is exactly what I tought, too. My kids would loooove that.
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That's why it might be up to Amazon and Google to come out with a $149 5.5" tablet.

If they can make a 7" at $199, why can't they make a 5.3" or 5.5" for $149?


This graph is not relevant but it is mind-blowing. 2012 is now the RECORD and we still have 3 more weeks of melting left. Just something interesting that I just read and want to share.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...hy-it-matters/


You will note that to make any "Record" of any sort they had to go back no further than the 1980s

If they included say - the 1950s when the polar ice cap all but melted - then the ludicrousness of the article becomes undeniable.



Damn, I'm freaking old.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #49
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WANT!! An android tablet with buttons and d-pad that isn't made by some cheap scary Chinese KIRF manufacturer!!

I'm totally buying this later this year. Archos doesn't make the greatest tablets but they are very good about video playback codecs and they do OK on the hardware side (just not fantastic).

I think a 5" - 5.5" tablet is doable. I'm not sure if it has the market of a 7" but it might. The Galaxy Note sure is nice in hand - and it works one handed well, at least for my long fingers (unlike a 7" device).

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #50
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I think that the market for a 5.5" tablet would be limited, primarily because it will overlap with people who have smartphones.

While there may be a niche market for people without smartphones - kids and adults - I suspect that that niche will probably be filled by something like the iPod touch. So the remaining market of non smartphone non Touch owning people may be too small to make a good tablet in that form factor viable.
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You will note that to make any "Record" of any sort they had to go back no further than the 1980s

If they included say - the 1950s when the polar ice cap all but melted - then the ludicrousness of the article becomes undeniable.



Damn, I'm freaking old.
The satellite that track the Artic Ice began operation in 1979. Maybe that's the reason why?

If the polar ice map melted in 1950s, why didn't commercial ships travel through the Northwest and Northeast Passage, saving some 30-40% of their journey time?

The first commercial ship to travel the Northwest Passage was back in 2008.
2009 for the Northeast Passage. Traveled from South Korea to the Netherlands

http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...d-1786128.html

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No commercial vessel has ever successfully travelled the North-east Passage, a fabled Arctic Sea route that links the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific far more directly than the usual southerly cargo route. Explorers throughout history have tried, and failed; some have died in the attempt.

But early next week the German-owned vessels, Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight, are scheduled to dock in the Dutch port of Rotterdam. It is the culmination of a two-month voyage from South Korea across the perilous waters of the Arctic, where an unprecedented ice-melt has at last made the previously impassable course a viable possibility.


I just google and found this from NOAA

http://www.ecology.com/2011/09/11/ea...ng-arctic-ice/



I doubt the Arctic was free of ice back in the 1950s.



sorry everyone for getting this topic off track.

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http://www.mobilemag.com/2012/08/29/...o-u1-just-150/

Think Nexus 7 is a Total Steal? Pipo U1 is $150 and has Jelly Bean

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Processor: Tegra 3 Quad-core at 1.3GHz (Nexus 7) versus Rockchip RK3066 Dual-Core at 1.6Ghz (Pipo U1)

GPU: NVidia GeForce ULP 12-core GPU (Nexus 7) versus Quad-core Mali 400

RAM: Both have 1GB

Screen: Both have7-inch IPS displays with 1280×800 resolution

Storage: Nexus 7 $199 model has 8GB, Pipo U1 for $150 has 16GB

Expansion: The Pipo U1 has microSD, the Nexus 7 doesn’t

Camera (front): Both have front cameras, the Pipo U1 is 2MP

Battery: The Nexus 7 has a 4325mAh, the Pipo U1 has a 3750mAh

Weight: Nexus 7 weighs 340g, the Pipo U1 weighs 326g

Dimensions: (Nexus 7) 198.6x120x104.5mm, (Pipo U1) 197.5×116.6×11.5mm

GPS: Nexus 7 has it, Pipo U1 doesn’t

NFC: Nexus 7 has it, Pipo U1 doesn’t

Dropping NFC and GPS for the 5.5" NEXUS Tablet and the screen size, could Google retail it for $149 in 6 months?
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Dropping NFC and GPS for the 5.5" NEXUS Tablet and the screen size, could Google retail it for $149 in 6 months?
Why would they want to do that when they are trying to get into the mobile payment market and monetize their location services. A device without gps might not even get official google play store support.
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I believe Samsung is coming out with the next generation of the Note that will be 5.5". Im guessing it wont be available in the US because of the current Apple vs Samsung verdict. I was really wanting the new Note. I had heard the first Note wasnt that good do to some computing power problems.
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Was the Galaxy Player 5.8 mentioned during Samsung's IFA event yesterday?
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Mentioned and a bit more:
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/...-35426722.html
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Still dazzled by the thought that they might drop all the phone frills and goldplating and market that as a tablet/media player.
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Second try: No, they formally announced it earlier this week.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...galaxy-player/

Nice pics at: http://www.samsungtomorrow.com/3137
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Oops.
Sorry.
Still dazzled by the thought that they might drop all the phone frills and goldplating and market that as a tablet/media player.
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Second try: No, they formally announced it earlier this week.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...galaxy-player/

Nice pics at: http://www.samsungtomorrow.com/3137
I saw that earlier, but since then it's dropped off the radar. Clearly, not much interest in it. Was hoping to see a complete set of specs and pricing.
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