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Old 02-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #46
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #47
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I won't be getting one mainly because I've moved away from the iOS ecosystem. The combination of Google and Amazon ecosystems simply works better for me. My newly purchased Kindle Paperwhite covers my reading needs quite well and my other devices cover everything else.
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Where do you guys get these pics.

That last pic reminds me of when I woke up one morning back in the deployment and heavy drinking days, and found that something had followed me home.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #49
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #50
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #51
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #52
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That last pic reminds me of when I woke up one morning back in the deployment and heavy drinking days, and found that something had followed me home.
What had followed you home? A monkey?!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #53
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I know how you feel. My favorite handwriting app is WritePad for iPad, and it keeps me tied to iPad because the only other version I've seen, WritePad for Android, is a pale comparison. Same company; but the way the app works on non-Apple devices is rather pitiful. I bought it for my grandson's Fire and it disappointed me greatly.

Well, this is embarrassing. I just grabbed my grandson's Fire to see if the WritePad app had been updated to something more useful, and guess what? It didn't have the app. Evidently WritePad doesn't make an app for Kindle; or at least it isn't in the Kindle Store. What I bought for him was Smart Writing Tool - 7 Notes Premium. My apologies. It's the Smart Writing Tool - 7 Notes Premium app for the Kindle Fire that sucks, not WritePad. Still haven't tried that one on a Fire.


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Old 02-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #54
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A no vote. I'd rather eat a large bowl of my own excrement than buy an Apple product. Overpriced and limited.
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A lot more "no"s than I expected. I'm generally of the same mind except I would love to get my hands on some of the games that are on iOS. I suspect that a lot of people on here aren't gamers and so don't feel that same pull.
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A lot more "no"s than I expected. I'm generally of the same mind except I would love to get my hands on some of the games that are on iOS. I suspect that a lot of people on here aren't gamers and so don't feel that same pull.
No, some of us answered that we prefer larger sized iPads, or that we already have an iPad/iPad Mini. If the question had been: "Are you going to buy an iPad mini with retina display or the iPad 5?"/ or "... A new iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch in 2013?", there would have been more "yes".

As a side note, I never play any games on my idevices, but some of the iOS exclusive apps still keep me in their ecosystem.
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A lot more "no"s than I expected. I'm generally of the same mind except I would love to get my hands on some of the games that are on iOS. I suspect that a lot of people on here aren't gamers and so don't feel that same pull.
Not *mobile* gamers, anyway.
I do my gaming on bigger screens.

Around here the primary driver for tablet buyers is going to be reading. And for reading the Mini falls short compared to other alternatives. I looked into it but, as atractive as the weight spec is, the rest of the package didn't add up.
Not for reading, anyway.
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