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Tablets: Wi-Fi vs. 3G/4G models

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FreakyLocz14, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. FreakyLocz14

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    I think the problem with many Android tablets is that they don't have easily available Wi-Fi only models on the good Honeycomb ones. Sure, us savvy users can get a hold of an Asus Transformer, but the average shopper mostly sees Android tablets sold on-contract with an overpriced data plan through a wireless carrier. Buying these tablets off-contract is usually insanely expensive. Even I, who will want mobile broadband once-in-awhile found out that it's more economical to purchase an Asus Transformer and tether it to my Samsung EPIC via Sprint Mobile Hotspot than buy a 4G-capable tablet on-contract with a service plan.
     

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    You may be right... it's tough for me to say because I have gTablets and iPad 2, so my wife will kill me if I buy a honeycomb tablet right now.

    By the way, I'm moving this to Android Tablet General sub-forum.
     
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    Well, my Transformer should be arriving on Friday. I'll be asking for the laptop dock for Christmas, though. I already spent a pretty penny just buying the tablet itself.

    I think Android tablet makers need to Wi-Fi only tablets more well known. The only Wi-Fi only Honeycomb tablets I know of are the Asus Transformer, and Acer tablet, and the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only model. The Acer isn't bad, and is only $50 than the Transformer; but it's heaviness threw me off. I'm also trying to save every penny I can.

    Idk if the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have a Wi-Fi only model. I know it took forever for one of the original Galaxy Tab to come out.
     

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