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Let me know when you see a phone with a 7 or 10 inch screen.
jazzmotazzmo wrote:Here is the real deal, people...
Tablets suck... and they are not going to last, period.(s)....................
The move is going to be toward more portable and accessible devices like a PHONE - something you have with you at all times. Who does not carry a cell phone with them at all times? Some, I'm sure, but most cell phone people, at worst, would be roughly 80%. Right?
Tab/Padders are infrequent - I rarely see them in airports, coffee shops, or malls yet EVERYONE has a cell phone. Don't gimmick-up. I know a Man who'll Bojangle for you. Mr. Bojangles, DANCE.
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Got one. I managed to find different uses for my gTablet from my iPad 2. Sure, viewing angle isn't the best for the gTab, but the problem isn't all that noticeable as long as you use it in a well lit room.
It's important to remember that gTab uses Tegra 2, and HP touchpad uses snapdragon. These two CPU have a tremendous difference in performance. Hackers aren't in a big hurry to bring android to touchpad because its hardware might not be able to handle it. So really,buying a touchpad pretty much means having a piece of history in e most bungled handling of a pretty good OS.
And precisely because of Tegra 2, developers will continue to support it even without official support, since updates for other Tegra 2 tablets will use codes that are easily ported over to the gTab. Of course, hardware acceleration aside...
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mrsly69 wrote:Not a great price for a major downgrade from an apple Ipad or Ipad2. The market is going through a major shake up. You will be getting these IPad knock offs for $100 in a few months. The war is over and Apple won. WOW, 10 years ago I would have said Apple was over. Steve Jobs should be given the keys to corporate America. I don't think I would buy this for $99. Maybe $69. LOL
This is far from an iPad knockoff. It's a Motorola Xoom knockoff if anything. Android may have arrived on the scene after Apple iPad, but it's not a cheap knockoff, it's another option and direct competition. Some of us don't buy into Apple's high and mighty pre-packaged software and culture. The war is far from over...Some of us want options, and the ability to personalize our devices. Sure you can buy different colored cases for your iPad, but we can completely customize our interfaces.
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love it -- got one at the first woot for $60 more than they are selling here.
Ignore the whining about the navigation buttons; when you're using this in the dark all you need is the onscreen buttons displayed by the app.
Which reminds me -- the best part of having flash is that this is perfect for um, adult entertainment.
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aaltieri wrote:What market shake up? The market where HP killed off its tablet after two months? The sudden drop in price was because HP is run by complete poooonys who spent over a billion dollars for a tablet they had in the market for I think three weeks before the first price drop. Now they are out of the market entirely.
I'm not sure how ONE failed tablet means Apple won. I mean, doesn't the last line of your post betray your point? You admit that ten years ago you thought Apple was done.
So why are you so convinced now that no one else can ever turn anything around and replace Apple (who replaced Microsoft)?
I thought it very interesting this weekend HP is still running ads for their Tablets.
This tablet's technology is about 18 months old and I am not sure it is a good investment. I am pretty much decided I will buy an Apple IPad 2 at some point. The Android thing is just too "teckie" for me. Upgrade this, upgrade that. My daughter has a high end Android based phone and it seizes up on a regular basis. Who needs this kind of hassle? Seems like a lot of effort to make this tablet work anywhere close to how an IPad performs.
BTW... I bought a Toshiba 11.6" Netbook about six months ago for this same amount of money and it is way way faster and better. Awesome graphics. Only weights about 3 lbs. Still very portable and light to carry.
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