Apple Tablet: Gamechanger for tablet devices?


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  1. selenewiths

    selenewiths Member This Topic's Starter

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    We are only hours away from the official apple tablet release. I know this is an android forums, but I just want to see your opinions about this impending move by Apple. By all means, I am talking to Mr. Steve Jobs, seeing him saying this line: "Apple tablet will be the most important thing of my life" -- Is just fascinating to see.

    So far, if we will look to the list of android tablets, the new ones (future contenders) are from Archos and perhaps to Cowon.. (I highly doubt that HP's new slate will ever be released on an android platform) That leaves with the Apple tablet, reigning supreme (I assume) for the tablet industry.:cool:

    I don't know but today, sounds like another milestone of history yet to be unfold.. much like the 2008 (iPhone)

    Source: Apple Tablet Specs and Review: Specifications Leaked / Pinoytutorial Techtorial
     

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  2. s-one

    s-one Well-Known Member

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    Well I personally do not see anything special about the iPad. Its basically an oversized iPod. With the exception of iTunes and the new iBook Store I think future Android based tablets will be just fine.
     
  3. kmoore11

    kmoore11 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I don't like the look of it at all. The thick black border around the screen seems awkward and could be put to better use..... as more screen. And the OS seems way too limiting, just like the iPhone. Definitely not something I'm gonna go after.
     
  4. kmoore11

    kmoore11 Well-Known Member

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    Actually... it doesn't even matter for us Verizon folks. These things are GSM and use SIM cards.
     
  5. s-one

    s-one Well-Known Member

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    Yea.. agreed.. but what's amazing is the hype about how the iPad will "change" everything.. so far I'm not seeing it.

    other notes... $14.99 for 250mb and $29.99 for AT& unlimited data.. um which do you think people will buy? heh. And the fact that AT& is throwing in free wifi hotspots seems like a cya situation because of the iPhone 3G fiasco.
     
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    bbrosen Well-Known Member

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    Agree about the boarder. It's like an iPhone on steroids. Data plan Is 15 a month for 250mb month or 30 a month for unlimited 3g, prepaid no contracts. Start and stop !nytime.

    Pretty cool. Once again Apple sets the standard. Seamless Integration with macs or pcs and it7nest. It's not for those geeks 2ho like to customize. None of apples stuff Is.
     
  7. burton71

    burton71 Well-Known Member

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    All the hype for nothing but a big iPod. What an overpriced joke.

    No multitasking
    No camera
    Only 16gb in the base model with no 3G
    $800+ for only 64gb with 3G

    Hardly a "game changer" with those specs.
     
  8. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

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    The most basic version is comparable to the large Kindle in price ($499 to 469). After that you get kinda ridiculous. $600 for 32gigs but no 3g, $700 for 64bg with no 3g. tack on $130 to each price for inclusion of 3G.
    I guess it will depend what everyone else comes out with to see how big of a game changer it will be (less we forget the N1 was supposed to be a game changer as well).
     
  9. s-one

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    Oh I think if anything this kills the Kindle and and netbooks for those that do day to day web surfing. But what was all the hype about with Verizon? Verizon and a busy Wednesday?
     
  10. selenewiths

    selenewiths Member This Topic's Starter

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    "After nearly a decade of rumors and speculation, Apple's finally unveiled the iPad. It's a half-inch thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display, and it's running a custom 1GHz Apple "A4" chip developed by the P.A. Semi team, with a 10-hour battery life and a month of standby. It'll come in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes, and it's got the expected connectivity:" The best tablet in whole world indeed via engadget.
     
  11. burton71

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    It doesn't kill the Kindle because it lacks an e-ink display. LCDs are no where near as good for reading as e-ink displays.
     
  12. s-one

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    Totally agree that e-ink is better for reading BUT do you think the average users would know the difference between an e-ink display and beautiful lcd ebook? Once the user picks up a kindle device and an ipad device I think you will see more coffee sippers at Starbucks flipping pages with ipad than kindles. Unbeknown to them.
     
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    The fact that this device STILL doesn't support multitasking leads me to believe that the next iPhone won't either. Why would they release this device without multitasking if the iPhone 4g will have it? It's definitely got the specs...once again...fail.
     
  14. s-one

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    Interestingly it also doesn't sport a camera... both ways... like on the front and back would have been cool. You know.. see me and see what I'm seeing type of thing.

    Also it would of been in a different category if it had some new TV service at announcement. I think that right there "would have" completely change the whole tablet industry. Who knows, they'll probably add it to iTunes in future releases.
     
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    to much money for me... as of now
     
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    Except the smaller Kindle only costs half as much as the cheapest Ipad. Don't get me wrong the starbucks types tend to be the more elitist so maybe price wont be as much of a problem for them.
     
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    Looked like junk to me, and the way Jobs was trying to hype up it's "features" was a joke.

    IT HAZ INTERNETS AND U CAN TOUCH DEM! OMGOMGOMG
     
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    The iPad is worthless. Nevermind the fact it sounds like a feminine hygiene product (sorry, ladies), it's a premium niche device and I can't see them selling many at $500+. Then again, the Apple fanboy base has surprised us before when they went out in droves to pay full price for the upgrade to the full price iphone they bought when it debuted. Anyway, they tout it as a better option than a netbook, but it doesn't have a camera, multi-tasking, or storage space that a netbook has. No thanks.
     
  19. Mykpfsu

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    Well for total porn addicts it should be a very interesting toy when you put it that way.
     
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    no flash support....no built in stand....no camera....no multitask....seriously? i have no use for this big itouch.
     
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    And AT&T, which is unable to fully support the data requirements of iPhone users, has improved their network enough to add even MORE data usage? No.
     
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    +1


    I have no idea how can he say that the apple tablet is the most important thing in his life.. I guess his followers will buy it like crazy on the day it releases..
     

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