7 inch tablets DOA - Steve Jobs


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  1. gamul1

    gamul1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Saw this article in the news this morning. Of course - its from Steve Jobs so its not like he might be biased or something. ;)

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  2. mindwave

    mindwave Well-Known Member

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    i stopped listening to steve jobs LONG ago

    he was at one time a VERY intelligent respectable man on the cutting edge

    then he became a middle of the road CEO surrounded by sharp folks

    now he is a techno recluse who has determined the world needs it "my way or the hiway"

    I love the fact that HE is condeming manufacturers for releasing products that the SW makers say they shouldnt.

    Wasnt this the same guy who allowed sw to steer his corporate development of his own hw platform (anyone remember Lisa?)

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  3. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

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    Hand Job's statement will go down as well as Gate's statement in 1994 that the internet was a fad. He REALLY did say that, back when Netscape was the big app and had most of the install base on Windows 3.1. The only reason Gates pushed for a browser was that MS felt threatened that Netscape would evolve into a form of OS.
     
  4. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

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    "No one wants a phone with a 4+ inch screen."
    "No one wants a seven inch tablet."

    He is leaving half his sentence off. "until apple does it."

    I expect a 7 inch ipad. I expect a 4.5 inch screen on an iphone. I expect him to stand up and say "We are the reason these sizes work. This is revolutionary!"
     
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    He forgot to add that no one want the iPhone unless he has spoon fed them some Koolaid...
     
  6. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

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    i disagree that an 7" tablet is too small. i've had a 7" tablet for over two months and the form factor was perfect. i'll let you all guess what it was (i returned it). during that time, i had fun messing with it, the rooting, the ROMs, the learning process, hacking, but when it comes to actual usage, even with overclocking, memory management, and task management it was a chore. the browsing was still slow, the gaming was pathetic, the e-reading was okay, etc. but the 7" screen was perfect in the hand, in storage and transport, and page rendering.

    but, i agree that the hype over the upcoming mainstream 7" tablets is way overblown and overpriced. what's coming are all just glorified and over-sized smartphones. same hardware and software with a bigger screen.

    i have a feeling that these 7" tablets will cause negative backlash in the user community as they will soon figured out that these machines are under powered and limited from the hyped advertisements.
     
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    RedRyno Well-Known Member

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    Mrs Jobs says 7" is fine with her...
     
  8. AndroidTabletFan

    AndroidTabletFan Well-Known Member

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    I'm holding out for a 7 inch tablet myself. The Archos 5IT that I currently have is a little too small and a 10 inch tablet is way too big. Plus why would I want a tablet that doesn't play flash media?

    In the next few weeks the Cruz tablet, the Archos 70, the eLocity A7 and the Galaxy tab are all coming out so I'll have a nice 7 inch tablet without having to file down my fingers.
     
  9. raqball

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    LOL.... There is an APP for that.... Oh wait, Jobs would have blocked it.... LOL
     
  10. Kmartgadgetguy

    Kmartgadgetguy New Member

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    maybe i missed it but isn't Apple coming out with a 7" device themselves? may be wild rumor or missed in the article.
     
  11. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

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    Just a rumor.

    My bet is they will, once Jobs figures out the perfect way to make a 7 inch tablet right. Until then, all 7 inch tablets will be too small.
     
  12. Gleth

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    As I have a 7" tablet, albeit a cheap Chinese one, I have to disagree with Mr Jobs. My tablet fits into most of my coat pockets, unlike a friend's iPad, and does all I ask of it well enough to have sold me on the form-factor & size.

    I expect, like the other posters, that Jobs will magically love them too once Apple makes one.
     

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