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  1. mkilci1

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    Now I have both the Flyer and an Ipad 2, do I keep the Flyer or get another Android Tab?

    I tried the Xooom the day it came out, for the obvious issues it had at launch, (price, no 4G, no SD card support, buggy os 3.0, now 3.1, supposedly better) I returned it.

    I like the following on the Flyer:
    Size
    Pen
    Sense UI

    Dont like:
    Heavy
    Singe Core
    NO 3G (I know sprint version around the corner)

    What do you guys think?

    Keep or get something else like Xoom or Playbook???
     

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    First question would be.. what's your intended use of all of these tablets? What do you need?
     
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    As for 3/4G I'm planning on getting a hotspot from Verizon or Sprint so that I'll have the data coverage, but won't be stuck using the Flyer for the next two years on contract, plus it will allow me to handle whatever else I pick up in the mean time.

    The Xoom is heavy, but if you want a large screen tablet, it's a nice device (as are the Iconia and Transformer). If you want something to take with you and toss in a bag the Flyer is probably the better bet.
     
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    Why would anyone buy a wifi Xoom when the transformer is out there for $100 cheaper.
    If you want to carry something around all the time, Flyer is the way to go. Weight is no comparison, Flyer is lighter and easier to hold. The only thing Xoom has going for it is the screen size in my opinion. But I'd still just get a transformer if that's what your are looking for. Still harder to carry around. Still weighs more. Won't fit in your pocket.

    I've been debating returning the flyer, but think my wife is going to keep it. Only thinking about it because I also have a notion ink Adam with a real outdoor screen. I need it for work. Still I'd rather have it in the 7" form factor but that's non-existent right now, so the Adam will be my go to machine. Battery life is not great, but it's the cheapest 3g outdoor view tab going and is much better now that the rom has been updated.
     
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    Definitely get the Flyer.

    The Xoom is a good choice if you need a bigger screen. Don't rule out the Acer Iconia either

    Stay away from the Playbook unless you have a Blackberry phone, otherwise it's just an expensive web browser at this point.
     
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    Flyer and Xoom are both great devices. I prefer the flyer because of the size, weight and stable OS with Sense. I wasn't too fond of Sense on my HTC desire but Sense 3.0 is better and it looks & feels great on the big screen.
     
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