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Old 05-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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Section for windows Tablet computers?

I recently purchased a windows tablet computer and have been looking for a good reading program.

A great review of options are defined here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...windows+tablet

But I really think these devices are going to become more prevalent / relevant in the ereader space.

Might I suggest a separate space for us tableteers?
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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I'd love a forum areas for Tablets period. Not just windows tablets, but also the upcoming Android tablets, WebOS tablets etc.

iPad could stay in the Apple devices area as it's popular enough (along with iPhone/iTouch) to get its own area. And that area is pretty hostile and full of bickering (though it's calmed down some) and I imagine that would get worse if combined with other tablet device users as we'd get a ton of Windows vs. Ipad vs Android flame wars etc.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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Sounds great. I use iPad for now, and am very interested in any competition. I love tablet form, not Apple, lol.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Windows tablets are a whole other bread than iPads....with plenty of pluses and minuses to go around.

isn't there a seperate place for Apple devices? thought I saw it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #5
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I just bought a Windows Tablet (Asus eee PC T91MT) and have found the few threads in Alternative Devices to be invaluable. A forum dedicated to tablets would be most welcome.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:54 AM   #6
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I'd love a forum areas for Tablets period. Not just windows tablets, but also the upcoming Android tablets, WebOS tablets etc.

iPad could stay in the Apple devices area as it's popular enough (along with iPhone/iTouch) to get its own area. And that area is pretty hostile and full of bickering (though it's calmed down some) and I imagine that would get worse if combined with other tablet device users as we'd get a ton of Windows vs. Ipad vs Android flame wars etc.
Agreed. The iPad is already a game changer, and the Android pads are gonna be SO cheap that almost everyone will be able to have one, probably. Big market there. Huge. I expect the Windows pads will run a distant third place.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:11 AM   #7
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If you look at the traffic level in the alternative devices area on the forum, there just doesn't seem to be any need to split things up more than they already are yet.

I am sure that when it becomes worthwhile doing so that the mods will make changes.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:39 AM   #8
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The Ipad has its own forum (good riddance, I'd say) and I agree with Crowl, the alternate device forum is empty enough still to be able to house a few more tablets...
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:42 AM   #9
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If you build it they will come.

The Windows tablets are headed to market, iPad or no iPad.
That will drive traffic to whatever forum hosts the info, but a dedicated forum will be easier to find and more useful.

If anything, I would suggest a need for *two* tablet forums: one for Windows Tablet/Netbook reading, the other for Android/Linux tablets and "smartbooks" (if the latter ever ship). The former are all likely to be Intel-based while the latter will be ARM-based, a pretty clear distinction. Both are clearly going to be different than the generic third-tier readers found in the "other readers" forum because they will come from mainstream players and feature strong communications functions for online reading and light content creation so the discussions will be different. Moving forward, there will clearly be three hybrid/multi-function ebook delivery platforms; iPad, Windows, and Android. If the first gets a separate forum, the other two should, too.

A measure of foresight can be a good thing and providing a clear point for the incoming news and discussion on both of these new platforms would be a nice proactive gesture that would likely *increase* traffic in those areas by increasing their visibility.

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Old 05-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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If you build it they will come.

The Windows tablets are headed to market, iPad or no iPad.
That will drive traffic to whatever forum hosts the info, but a dedicated forum will be easier to find and more useful.

If anything, I would suggest a need for *two* tablet forums: one for Windows Tablet/Netbook reading, the other for Android/Linux tablets and "smartbooks" (if the latter ever ship). The former are all likely to be Intel-based while the latter will be ARM-based, a pretty clear distinction. Both are clearly going to be different than the generic third-tier readers found in the "other readers" forum because they will come from mainstream players and feature strong communications functions for online reading and light content creation so the discussions will be different. Moving forward, there will clearly be three hybrid/multi-function ebook delivery platforms; iPad, Windows, and Android. If the first gets a separate forum, the other two should, too.

A measure of foresight can be a good thing and providing a clear point for the incoming news and discussion on both of these new platforms would be a nice proactive gesture that would likely *increase* traffic in those areas by increasing their visibility.
Smart thinking.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:36 AM   #11
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A bevy of Windows Tablets will be out by the end of the year as announced by Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO. I can't wait to see and be a part of the latest technology.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:23 AM   #12
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If there's no interest in direct support here, Tablet PCs are old enough that there are other established venues:

http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:45 AM   #13
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Guys, you know perfectly well that iPad does not have it's own forum - it's 'Apple devices' just like the 'Android devices' forum. Should there be a 'Windows devices' forum? Well, that's up to the powers that be, but I'd say sure, why not? If it drives traffic, helps folks out and keeps the other forums relevant, then it'd be hard to argue against, no?

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