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Old 10-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #316
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That's just rounding error. I think we'll find that the screen is actually more like 7.85", and the ppi are the same.
7.853", to be specific, as I posted earlier on. :P
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #317
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I just purchased the last Asus Vivo Tab/Windows RT today at BB Boise.. WOW.. just got it unwrapped and charging, but I'm impressed.. Old Windows guy here, and currently hooked on Apple.. but.. we shall see.. I should change my name to Mr. Switching..
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #318
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Apple=All fur coat and no knickers in terms of tech....looks expensive but cheap and nasty under the hood!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #319
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:07 AM   #320
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I just purchased the last Asus Vivo Tab/Windows RT today at BB Boise.. WOW.. just got it unwrapped and charging, but I'm impressed.. Old Windows guy here, and currently hooked on Apple.. but.. we shall see.. I should change my name to Mr. Switching..
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Sounds exciting, a totally new toy. Well, thanks for keeping the economy moving -- hope you will tell us more about it in a few days.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #321
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:54 AM   #322
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:08 AM   #323
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media appliance vs computing appliance makes me smile.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #324
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media appliance vs computing appliance makes me smile.
Yes, that sounds like a real marketing con job

And the "handful of tablet apps" is another great zinger! Not to forget the "little or no international content".

Ah, marketing speak, how did we miss you! Just like the great debates, make up some false numbers. You make your point and almost nobody bothers to look it up later.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:30 AM   #325
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #326
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Apple sells out of all mini-pad models.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:35 AM   #327
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well, to be fair, I would probably have upgraded to the Fire HD if the 7" model had the cell option. I'd like that but not the 9" device. That said, the mini is too big for me at 8" so that wasn't going to be a game changer for me. I expect cell radios to find their way into the smaller models. I mean, when does the Fire morph into a phone? Seems inevitable...need more coffee...
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #328
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Is anybody surprised?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #329
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Is anybody surprised?
Not a bit. Apple isn't competing in the generic 7" tablet for running phone apps market. Google, Samsung, Amazon and the gazillion of chineese knock offs can fight to see who can offer products at cost the longest.

Apple has produced an iPad mini. A device that can run all 270,000 made for iPad apps, in a smaller, lighter, cheaper form factor.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #330
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Also unknown are how many iPad mini units Apple will be able to build ahead of Friday's launch. But whatever inventory the company will have via its online store has now been sold entirely.
It's be interesting to know exactly how many units were sold and to whom.
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