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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by htc.EVOlution, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. htc.EVOlution

    htc.EVOlution Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Who's getting an Galaxy Tab at retail (without committing to contract) to use with EVO? Since I have a Evo and it's rooted, I can authorize tethering on my phone to be use with any device.

    Looking for some thoughts here. I'm a Anti-apple guy and originally thought about buying a Ipad, but refused to.

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  2. neudof

    neudof Newbie

  3. eieio

    eieio Android Expert

    I will pick one up to test it out and see how it does.. To be honest I wished they had one with 4g and voice built in..

    For me that would have been the ultimate device.. I rarely use voice.. If it can do skype it will be a bit more attractive but lack of built in 4g is killing it for me.
  4. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Android Enthusiast

    If it had 4G I would get one and pay the data (if I could do an add on line). If I am going to get one to tether, it will be the archos so far.
  5. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    yeah.. i was thinking about get the evo.. and this tab.

    but after reading how 2.2 is not really good for 7 inch.. and there is really no real good apps for it...

    what does it really get me... vs the EVO??
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  6. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    Maybe if had some regular messaging phone I'd consider the Samsung Tab, but with with Evo don't think its really necessary. Evo is more pocketable but has that nice big screen I need. I can't see myself using a tab AND my Evo, doesn't make sense IMHO.
  7. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    couldn't agree with you guys more. i don't see that i would be gaining anything with one of these tabs. i was sitting with some folks that had an ipad last night...and just don't get it. maybe as an e reader...but who reads anymore? (joking of course...)

  8. revtime

    revtime Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of that Barnes and Noble Nook color thing. 279.00 but using it as just an ereader and web browser. The EVO is for apps, and the occasional call.
  9. photoculture

    photoculture Lurker

    I have read 3 books on my Evo using Kindle. It was a great experience. A larger screen is not needed as the letters are pretty big. So, what can the Tab do that my evo cant?... nothing
  10. jparker71

    jparker71 Member

    I may get this for youtube and kindle for Android. As much as I use those 2 apps it would be worth the money.
  11. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    I totally agree. I really don't see the need for it. I would just be wasting money when I already have a device that does whatever I need.
  12. FlyHighx

    FlyHighx Newbie

    For me it's the 7" screen that has me sitting this one out. 7" is too big to conveniently carry in a pocket to just have everywhere I go like my evo can. Since I'd have to make it a point to take it with me, choosing to carry it in something or keeping it in some type of case or carrier, the 7" over 4.3" isn't a large enough jump to make the extra hassle worth it for me. I'm waiting for the anticipated January releases of 10" tablets running the next iteration of Android, geared for tablets. 10" to me would be worth replacing my notebook when I'm on the road in order to get the convenience and speed of Android and lose a few pounds in my bag in process.
  13. DarkNeo

    DarkNeo Android Enthusiast

    Ill get one when Android is actually designed for use on Tablets.
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  14. cirehawk

    cirehawk Android Enthusiast

    Exactly. I upgraded from the Hero to the Evo a couple weeks ago. Before I did, I gave thought to 2 different options. 1) Upgrade to the Evo, and 2) Keep my Hero and go with the Galaxy Tab. Upgrading to the Evo was pricey enough ($200 plus the extra $120/yr plan cost), but the Tab is even more. And as you say, getting the Evo AND the Tab doesn't make sense to me either. So I went the Evo route.
  15. djkleric

    djkleric Well-Known Member

    It would be nice for an in dash touch panel in the car. Obviously you would have to do some custom work but who isnt down for trying that out. Then tether it with the Evo. That would rock.
    RaiseUp151z, fonseca898 and Mr. Ed like this.
  16. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Android Expert

    I'll pass.

    Too expensive, Google says Android is not optimized for tables and it still wont read ComiXology comics :)

    I'm going to be forced to pick up a iPad2 (Nov or Jan) for all my comic book reading pleasure.
  17. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    Im like a few other people in that I really couldnt see the point of going a bit bigger on the screen but still getting a phone. I have an ultraportable laptop (11.5" diag, sub3lbs) and my Evo. If i need a bigger screen I would most likely just fire up the laptop. If I just need a media player I would just fire up the Evo.

    For me its a niche that doesn't really need to be filled, at least not for the price of another unsubsidized smart phone.
  18. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    For me to even consider this type of device, it needs be sub $300 and preferably ~$200. I don't need cameras, gps, or particularly any 3g/4g data w/plan, wifi is just fine. My Evo already handles all those duties ably. I want something to compliment my phone and laptop, not replace it.
  19. htc.EVOlution

    htc.EVOlution Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I guess it really isn't for everyone. In the end this thing is just a fashion statement that people are trying to get in replace of an Ipad. Maybe I should rethink this thing through.
  20. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    I can't justify dropping $600 for a slightly bigger screen basically.

    I think 7" tablets are going to have a tough time catching on now that phones are getting into the 4" range. I don't think I'd ever consider a 7" tablet just because its not significantly larger than what I already have. Now a 9" may be worth checking out.
  21. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    Looking at it now... 7" isn't much of a jump like other have mentioned. And more importantly, I need a tab to be able to do some things that my Evo just can't handle. The Galaxy tab isn't showcasing anything to my knowledge on what it can do better than my Evo.
  22. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    TBH I'd rather buy an ipad than a Tab. Apple hatred aside, it CAN do things the Tab can't, and its a pretty nice product. That way you'd get the best of both worlds (But a little bit better world on the Evo :))
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  23. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I saw someone with a custom ipad mounting solution that looked sweet. Looked almost stock.

    MP3Car.com - Custom iPad Mounts

    Something like this would be sweet with the Galaxy Tab or equiv.
  24. DaveTec

    DaveTec Newbie

    Waiting for the archos 10.1 to hit. Would like to finger it a bit before I buy it tho.
  25. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    Depends on one's eyesight I guess. ;)

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