Tablets

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    Nov 14, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    I am thinking about buying a table, not sure what I want to go with. I have an android phone with a google account, I have a zune media pass and xbox pass, not sure I really want to go with an ipad2 and have to deal with another online account that would have access to my personal information, but know there are some cool things on the ipads. I know I am not going to get a 3G capable device since I will be able to tether my table to my phone's wifi access and that will save some $$$$.

    Suggestions? Help? Feedback?

    Thanks!
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    Nov 14, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    You may get a lot of pro-Apple and pro-Android feedback on a topic like this. I would try to approach it from a more practical standpoint.

    Since you already have an Android phone, there may be advantages to getting an Android tablet. You may be able to share data and apps more easily. I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2. I love how the two devices stay in sync with each other almost instantaneously. If I change a contact's information on my iPhone, the information is updated within seconds on my iPad. I don't know if Android has that type of synchronization yet, but it should in the future, if they're smart. Having the same OS on your devices also makes them easier to learn.

    If you don't care about your devices staying in sync, then look at the features of each tablet, and see which one fits your needs the best. Here is CNET's review area for tablets. Check out their reviews. Pay attention to the user feedback as well. I don't always agree with CNET's opinions. If you look at both the official and user reviews, you should get a good idea of which tablets are worth checking out.

    HTH
  • Anto

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    Nov 14, 2011 9:59 AM GMT
    One of the most popular selling Android tablets has been the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.
    The next version is coming out early December though with Tegra 3 on board called Asus Eee Pad Tranformer Prime.

    Best Buy is supposedly to be selling the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer at reduced cost on Black Friday.
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    Nov 14, 2011 10:54 AM GMT
    buy blackberry tablet.


    its really good .
  • somedaytoo

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    Nov 14, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I'm waiting for Windows 8 tablets.
    http://asia.cnet.com/crave/windows-8-tablet-walkthrough-62211187.htm
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    Nov 14, 2011 11:12 AM GMT
    iPad is the best tablet
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    Nov 14, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    erizo saidiPad is the best tablet


    explain please! icon_smile.gif what makes it the best?
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    Nov 14, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
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    Nov 14, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    I have a 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I definitely recommend it, especially since you're already in the Android environment. I bought it used because I'm still a little cheap when it comes to tablets. Any problem I've had with the GalaxyTab has been caused from trying to move/share stuff from Apple accounts (I have an iPhone 4 too).

    I think the GalaxyTab is functionally THE iPad killer. It's pretty much superior in every way but they'll never truly be an iPad killer because people just want an iPad, no matter what.

    For the more price conscious, I can recommend the Viewsonic gTablet. You'll want to root a custom ROM as the stock system is Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb. The physical design is not nearly as sexy as iPad2 or GalaxyTab, but you'll also save a few HUNDRED dollars instead.
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    Nov 14, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    groundcombat saidI have a 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I definitely recommend it, especially since you're already in the Android environment. I bought it used because I'm still a little cheap when it comes to tablets. Any problem I've had with the GalaxyTab has been caused from trying to move/share stuff from Apple accounts (I have an iPhone 4 too).

    I think the GalaxyTab is functionally THE iPad killer. It's pretty much superior in every way but they'll never truly be an iPad killer because people just want an iPad, no matter what.

    For the more price conscious, I can recommend the Viewsonic gTablet. You'll want to root a custom ROM as the stock system is Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb. The physical design is not nearly as sexy as iPad2 or GalaxyTab, but you'll also save a few HUNDRED dollars too.



    Thanks for the info man. the Samsung Galaxy Tabs do look nice.
  • trvlmscl

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    Nov 14, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    I will be trading my iPad2 for the Asus Transformer Prime at first opportunity. I use my tab for 95% of my web surfing and it is annoying to no end that Flash-required sites are not viewable with the iPad.
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    Nov 14, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    redmcs saidI will be trading my iPad2 for the Asus Transformer Prime at first opportunity. I use my tab for 95% of my web surfing and it is annoying to no end that Flash-required sites are not viewable with the iPad.


    Good point, but if I remember right, Adobe is changing the way the support flash and refocusing.. Not sure what their thinking is at Adobe.
  • Anto

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    Nov 14, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    flatstate2010 said
    redmcs saidI will be trading my iPad2 for the Asus Transformer Prime at first opportunity. I use my tab for 95% of my web surfing and it is annoying to no end that Flash-required sites are not viewable with the iPad.


    Good point, but if I remember right, Adobe is changing the way the support flash and refocusing.. Not sure what their thinking is at Adobe.


    Adobe said they aren't upgrading past Flash 11.? for mobile devices (except for support like patches) and focusing on using Air as the conduit for getting Flash created content onto mobile devices (as apps).

    RIM however said they will continue to develop the Flash Player on Playbook. No word from Google yet that I know of in regard to Android. Their are open source players as well but browsers on most mobile devices are not as free to be used as how people want as on the desktop sadly :.
  • Anto

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    Nov 14, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    erizo saidiPad is the best tablet


    One of the biggest problems with the iPad and iOS in general is Apple's tight control of it i.e. lack of clarity for developers, lack of clarity to users who install apps, censorship of app content, and reduced freedom of choice in regard to the kind of content and technology users have access too.
    People are subject to what Apple wants and to what Apple deems as appropriate.
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    Nov 14, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    Anto saidOne of the most popular selling Android tablets has been the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.
    The next version is coming out early December though with Tegra 3 on board called Asus Eee Pad Tranformer Prime.

    Best Buy is supposedly to be selling the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer at reduced cost on Black Friday.


    My friend has this tablet already and it's amazing! I am looking to buy his old one off him as soon as he gets the new one since I really need one. If you have a droid phone it would be a good idea already. Plus, one thing I am not liking about the iPad (and there are many) the ability to back things up to the iCloud are kind of sketchy. I like having a hard copy of my things on my SD card and if I need to then pull from the back up but the iCloud service seems to be moving more and more things off the device and relying soely on an internet connection. Just a few things to consider.
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    Nov 14, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Do you own a laptop? Do you own a cell phone?

    Then you don't need a tablet.
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    Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    cgysteve saidDo you own a laptop? Do you own a cell phone?

    Then you don't need a tablet.


    I do own both, however, will be working on the road some this coming winter, and do not want to carry my huge entertainment laptop around on the road.
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    Nov 15, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    cgysteve saidDo you own a laptop? Do you own a cell phone?

    Then you don't need a tablet.


    I own both myself but I don't want to be carrying my laptop everywhere with me. Its my primary computer. I would rather leave it behind and have my tablet on the go. I will be doing intense case management if I get this job so It will be very necessary for me to get it.