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latest "game changing" Android tablet

I'd love for an actual game changing Android tablet to be released, but
this one sounds very interesting.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/245627/99_ice_cream_sandwich_tablet_to_debut_in_us.html

Only $99 and it runs true Android unlike the Kindle. In fact it runs
the latest release of Android currently available with Ice Cream
Sandwich. 1080p video, front and rear cameras, HDMI out... that's a
lot of stuff for just $99.

Makes me glad I didn't buy a refurb TouchPad yesterday. 🙂

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On 15/12/11 23:13, DZanre wrote:
> Lance Haig wrote:
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>> I just like it because it is shiny and slick 🙂

>
> I personally find that an absolutely acceptable reason to like it!
>



Glad it is not only me 🙂
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On 15/12/11 23:12, DZanre wrote:
> Lance Haig wrote:
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>> Hence the docking station. But I suppose I have different needs than others.

>
> If you have a docking station, yeah - heehee. I dunno, I've yet (after 1-1/2
> years of use) found a need for a keyboard or docking station for my iPad. But
> then again, I can type in the 45-50WPM range now on my soft keyboard. When I
> was a secretary needing to type 100+ WPM I might have found that bothersome, but
> these days I find 45-50WPM pretty fast!
>



The reason I would go for the docking station would be the extra battery
life and also the full normal keyboard.

but we will see I might not want it when the device does arrive 🙂

Lance
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On 16/12/11 00:22, DZanre wrote:
> Patrick Farrell wrote:
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>> I get that. I'm bothered that some phones lack a micro sd slot despite not
>> having used it on any of my previous phones that had them. Sure I don't use
>> it, but what if I need it someday?!?!?!? 😛

>
> I've had phones with micro sd slots that I forgot were even there - heehee.
>



I always use my sd card on my phone for backups of contacts and for
saving phone space for big app's that use maps etc...

It helps for photos as well when you can put the sd card into a slot in
your computer to get them off.

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Lance Haig wrote:

> The reason I would go for the docking station would be the extra battery life
> and also the full normal keyboard.


I guess for me, a tablet is not a "pc" (or even a Macbook - heehee). I don't
use it like a computer, and don't really want to. I mean I CAN do many things
that I would do on my computer in a pinch (like SSH into a server and fix it,
RDP to a computer and work on it, etc.), but that's not what I have it for on a
daily basis. I like a tablet because it's lightweight, extremely portable, and
I can even fit it in my handbag when I want to tuck it away. If I want a full
sized keyboard, I'd probably just use my Macbook! That said, the form factor on
an iPad (or probably any 10" tablet) is very "typable" for me when flipped
around to landscape mode. Unlike my 7" Kindle Fire, which I find to be an input
nightmare, and I probably would be happy to have an external keyboard for it -
heehee.

I DID go a full week (on purpose) trying to not physically touch any computing
devices other than my iPad and my iPhone. I did pretty well, but it was really
just "proof of concept" because I find it silly to expect a tablet to replace a
computer. For my needs they serve two distinct and unique purposes. And if my
budget were such that I couldn't have a Macbook and an iPad, I probably wouldn't
choose the iPad, because I do have "full sized keyboarding and trackpad" needs
on a routine basis that a tablet just isn't made for.

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On 12/16/2011 2:48 AM, Lance Haig wrote:
> On 16/12/11 00:22, DZanre wrote:
>> Patrick Farrell wrote:
>>
>>> I get that. I'm bothered that some phones lack a micro sd slot
>>> despite not
>>> having used it on any of my previous phones that had them. Sure I
>>> don't use
>>> it, but what if I need it someday?!?!?!? 😛

>>
>> I've had phones with micro sd slots that I forgot were even there -
>> heehee.
>>

>
>
> I always use my sd card on my phone for backups of contacts and for
> saving phone space for big app's that use maps etc...
>
> It helps for photos as well when you can put the sd card into a slot in
> your computer to get them off.
>
> Lance


Ah my contacts pull from gmail. I've not needed the microsd yet, but it
bugs me when a phone that they would charge you $600+ for if you bought
it without a contract, doesn't include one these days.
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Patrick Farrell wrote:

> Ah my contacts pull from gmail. I've not needed the microsd yet, but it bugs
> me when a phone that they would charge you $600+ for if you bought it without
> a contract, doesn't include one these days.


I've synchronized my contacts, calendar and email wirelessly for so long now
that the idea I oould "lose them" is almost unthinkable. I will admit that
when I had my Treo I used the SD card for a backup program. I didn't actually
plug my Treo into my computer for the last two years I owned it, because I never
needed to sync it. So for that purpose, yes I do actually remember using an SD
card.

I was a "cloud" user long before it was fashionable - heehee.

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