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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by apang, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. apang

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    Wonder how this would work with the Buy Back program with Best Buy? If BB carries the Wifi version only will I be able to take it back and get that version?

    Anyone???
     

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    Ditto. With a Thunderbolt always on my person (hopefully soon), why would I need a tablet with anything else?
     
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    I thought the same thing, but in this world why would I want to be forced to connect it to something else to use it?

    I want to be able to sit down for lunch, pull out my tablet, jump on the internet if there isn't a wifi around and do everything I need to possibly do then leave when I am done.

    Overall I think it will be a great device and I want the added functionality and ability to use internet no matter where I am regardless of what phone I have.
     
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    Same here. I have a rooted EVO with wireless tether and get pretty good 4G in my area so tethering is not big deal for me. WiFi only all the way.
     
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    I agree. Carrier version will sell poorly, but wifi-only will sell huge. By the time the wifi-only versions release, the Xoom SHOULD have the microsd fixed and Flash (at least a beta version).

    Sweet spot for mega sales will be $550 or less. Get the total out of pocket cost (tax) under $600 will be huge. Question is will it still have 32gb, or be dropped to 16gb?
     
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    You'll be surprised how many don't want to wait 6 weeks. I think the 3G will sell better than you think.
     
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    Eh, I want the data plan, I don't know about you guys but the ability to access the internet ANYWHERE, regardless of wifi is very attractive to me.
     
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    If you have an Android phone with mobile hotspot, you already have internet ANYWHERE. Are you telling me you are going to have your tablet with you, but not your phone? :thinking:
     
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    If he isn't, I will. I'm actually going to get rid of my phone data plan. Don't use it near as much as I'm being charged.
     
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    there are times when i need to have my phone doing something that wont allow it to be used as an access point. i want to have all bases covered. a data plan fo rthe tablet is a must for me.
     
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    Don't you mean the lowest plan available? You HAVE to have a data plan of some sort attached to a smart phone
     
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    dude root your phone and you'll realize what your phone TRUELY should be and youll have wireless tether that works flawlessly and you wont have another dataplan
     
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    i wireless tether with my netbook frequently if im not near a wifi hotspot and verizon's 3g is so fastt
     

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