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post #41 of 75
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

I can't wait.

If it is just to shut up the trolls here. Now is their chance to prove their admiration for their Android and 7" tablets, i.e., by putting their mouth where their money is.

BTW, my wife asked me what was an android?

When I told her that it was an automaton that resembles a human being, she responded quite clearly, "Man or woman?"

And before I could respond she turned and started to leave the room, but not with injecting a sneering, "Idiots!"

To which I quickly countered, "It could be a woman."

To which she re-countered, "Invented by a man?! Like I said" But this time I am sure she added, "Assholes."

she must be a genius if she has to ask what an 'android' is.
post #42 of 75
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Thats why you need this Samsung Tab accessory.


Are you talking about the geeky guy to carry it around for you or the coat?
post #43 of 75
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Originally Posted by Hattig View Post

You can't compete with Apple by offering less for more money.

7" display is less.

But sometimes less is more. Apple certainly thought so with the new iPod nano. Same price for a less functional, smaller screened device. Hm, sound familiar?
post #44 of 75
The tablet race will become exceedingly interesting once both the iPad and the (name your Android-based) Pad are offered through the same retail vendors. Finally, we'll be able to see how the tablet wars play out when each companys' devices are offered by the same outlets. I believe it is very unlikely that Verizon -- or any carrier and/or hardware maker -- will be able to create the "magic" around their tablet products that Apple does around theirs. I don't think it'll matter how "spec'd out" a particular tablet might be. If it isn't magical and the price point is only marginally different than the iPad, people will reach for the iPad most of the time. Let the battle begin! Can't wait to see how it plays out.
post #45 of 75
So for an extra $30 you get a MiFi box with the iPad. Bargain.

Hold on, is it a wifi 16gb iPad(non 3g) plus a 3G mifi? Because you would be better with noexpectations suggestion (post below this one)
post #46 of 75
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Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

So for an extra $30 you get a MiFi box with the iPad. Bargain.

For an extra $30 you can get the 3G+wifi+GPS model at Apple! (or Target or Best Buy or.......)
post #47 of 75
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Thats why you need this Samsung Tab accessory.


post #48 of 75
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Originally Posted by Wonder View Post

Plus a screen that is only 45% the size of the iPad screen!

So it is a slightly larger but far less capable iPod Touch?
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post #49 of 75
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





this is much geekier.
post #50 of 75
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Originally Posted by screamingfist View Post




this is much geekier.

Hey no making fun of the Woz! That is sacrilegious man.
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post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Hey no making fun of the Woz! That is sacrilegious man.

NEVER! woz is the one i miss, not jobs.
post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Thats why you need this Samsung Tab accessory.


I'm sure you are - or consider yourself to be- sophisticated and urbane, however, your inclusion of the digitalclips quote is declasse, totally irrelevant to the discussion and offensive to myself, a born-again Christian. Please excise it from your posts.

Thanks in advance,
post #53 of 75
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Originally Posted by Wurm5150 View Post

Congratulations Samsung for pricing yourself out

I think that a lot of people will gladly pay a little bit more for a product that better meets their needs.

I also think that a lot of people will instead go to Mall*Wart and try to save $100 on thier new toy.

I think that both strategies will work very well.
post #54 of 75
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Originally Posted by rtdunham View Post

Why does a diff size iPad require all that extra work, but OSX apps work on 13, 15 and 17-inch MBs and external monitors of many diff sizes? Why isn't that display flexibility built into iOS?

It is a cellphone OS. That is why.
post #55 of 75
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Originally Posted by emacs72 View Post

when the Galaxy Tab is available in Canada at a retail store i hope i'll have a chance to try it out. admittedly, i don't know much about the device so actually using it for awhile will be very helpful.

From what I have heard, unless you have held it in your hands, it is impossible to detect that it is magical.

So those who have not sat down with it and used it are unlikely to appreciate it.
post #56 of 75
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Originally Posted by Motlee View Post

And people complain about the so-called "Apple Tax"

How can they justify this pricing

Yeah. for those of us who want a big cheap tablet, the iPad is the way to go.
post #57 of 75
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Originally Posted by Onhka View Post

I can't wait.

If it is just to shut up the trolls here. Now is their chance to prove their admiration for their Android and 7" tablets, i.e., by putting their mouth where their money is. ...

This is both mean and based on faulty assumptions. I'm probably one of the biggest supporters of a 7" tablet, but I'm not a troll, nor is everyone you don't like or disagrees with you. There is a specific meaning to the term. Look it up.

Also, to assume that people that want a 7" tablet should just "shut up" simply because a 7" tablet exists is just a dumbass thing to say. I hate Android, and think it's crap but I will be looking at the Galaxy tab and the Blackberry tablet because of the form factor. I probably won't be buying one, since I already heard the Galaxy tab is slow, clunky crap and the Blackberry tablet is hardly more than a render and unlikely to be anything worth buying either. Both are also far too expensive relative to the competition.

The point is though, whether someone buys a Galaxy tab or not has more to do with whether it's a good device for their needs than it is indicative of whether 7" tablets (as a category) "work." If they choose not to buy it, it doesn't mean that 7" tablets are inherently "bad" or that Steve Jobs is right, it just means that the Galaxy tab is an overpriced piece of junk.
post #58 of 75
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Originally Posted by PatsFan83 View Post

Is it just me or is that refresh button on the weather/clock completely unnecessary? Just have it check every 30 minutes or so and get rid of it.

I guess no one else here picked up on this, but you're absolutely right. This is a geek design, not an elegant one, and it's design decisions like this that microsoft loves as well.
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post #59 of 75
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

This is both mean and based on faulty assumptions. I'm probably one of the biggest supporters of a 7" tablet, but I'm not a troll, nor is everyone you don't like or disagrees with you. There is a specific meaning to the term. Look it up.

Also, to assume that people that want a 7" tablet should just "shut up" simply because a 7" tablet exists is just a dumbass thing to say. I hate Android, and think it's crap but I will be looking at the Galaxy tab and the Blackberry tablet because of the form factor. I probably won't be buying one, since I already heard the Galaxy tab is slow, clunky crap and the Blackberry tablet is hardly more than a render and unlikely to be anything worth buying either. Both are also far too expensive relative to the competition.

The point is though, whether someone buys a Galaxy tab or not has more to do with whether it's a good device for their needs than it is indicative of whether 7" tablets (as a category) "work." If they choose not to buy it, it doesn't mean that 7" tablets are inherently "bad" or that Steve Jobs is right, it just means that the Galaxy tab is an overpriced piece of junk.

My post was directed towards trolls. Obviously, you don't fit the description.
post #60 of 75
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Originally Posted by screamingfist View Post

she [wife] must be a genius if she has to ask what an 'android' is.

Not hardly. She's a typical person that doesn't care about tech details. If you truly believe your own comment (and weren't just being sarcastic), then you need to get out into the real world a bit more.
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post #61 of 75
any one knows how much it costs samsung to make it?
post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by kerryb View Post

So I can watch Flash advertisements on it.

You must be dying to watch the dancing monkeys
post #63 of 75
I expected $300. Silly me.

Android tablets go on eBay from little over $100.
Selling Samsung at Apple prices it's like selling Kia at Mercedes price.

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post #64 of 75
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any one knows how much it costs samsung to make it?

Oh, close to nothing. They make their own flash memory, RAM and LCD panels: all in China.

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post #65 of 75
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Originally Posted by rtdunham View Post

Why does a diff size iPad require all that extra work, but OSX apps work on 13, 15 and 17-inch MBs and external monitors of many diff sizes? Why isn't that display flexibility built into iOS?

One of the main differences between iOS devices and OSX computers is the former are full screen while the latter have a windowed interface (sometimes with full screen option). On the other hand I don't think all that work is needed. Apple is always updating their SDKs and APIs so it would just be part of an update if a "smaller" iPad were contemplated.
post #66 of 75
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Originally Posted by Alladdinn View Post

I'm sure you are - or consider yourself to be- sophisticated and urbane, however, your inclusion of the digitalclips quote is declasse, totally irrelevant to the discussion and offensive to myself, a born-again Christian. Please excise it from your posts.

Thanks in advance,

Really, you don't understand how that sig relates to technology issues? Then it would appear to me that you might not be very bright. Creationists who cling rather pathetically to a literal interpretation of the Bible show an indifference to scientific thought and technological achievements. That would make them unreliable interpreters of laws pertaining to technology. Don't worry about excising anything from your posts since they will be ignored in any case. I try to maintain an open mind, but not an empty mind. Plonk.
post #67 of 75
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Originally Posted by Alladdinn View Post

I'm sure you are - or consider yourself to be- sophisticated and urbane, however, your inclusion of the digitalclips quote is declasse, totally irrelevant to the discussion and offensive to myself, a born-again Christian. Please excise it from your posts.

Thanks in advance,

no one cares if you are offended by the truth. so goose-step to your next book burning and leave the forum alone.
post #68 of 75
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Originally Posted by mercury99 View Post

I expected $300. Silly me.

Android tablets go on eBay from little over $100.
Selling Samsung at Apple prices it's like selling Kia at Mercedes price.

the joy of this is that it will be in the same stores. People will walk over to both and play with them and decide. I can't see many going for the little one that is still too big to put in your pocket but we'll see.
I suppose not having to carry around a Mifi is an advantage unless you want to hotspot to multiple devices.
post #69 of 75
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

.Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs caused a stir earlier this week when he said devices like the Galaxy Tab with a 7-inch display would be inferior to the iPad due to the smaller screen real estate. Jobs said a 7-inch screen was "meaningless" unless the device shipped with "sandpaper so that the user can sand down their fingers to about one quarter of their present size."

Jobs indicated that Apple wants to dominate in the tablet market, something interestingly he has not said about the smart phone market. If that is the case, I wonder if Apple can do that with only a 10 inch option. Whether 10 inches is better or not in most instances, there is a case for a 7 inch tablet. We'll see what the market decides.
post #70 of 75
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Originally Posted by samban View Post

You must be dying to watch the dancing monkeys

From the Monkey Island 2 intro? Those dancing monkeys are now iOS native.
post #71 of 75
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Originally Posted by mercury99 View Post

Oh, close to nothing. They make their own flash memory, RAM and LCD panels: all in China.

I eagerly await the tear down and component cost-out. If your suspicion is born out, I guess we can start talking about Samsung's "obscene margins" and "greed." A lot. Constantly. In fact, it should color our every discussion of every product Samsung makes.
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post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Quiet you, I had to wear those at university labs for my Biology major. Quite comfortable actually, kind of a shorter, thinner bath robe.

Gaaaa..... I can't help but think of a bunch of bio majors wearing these and nothing else.
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post #73 of 75
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Gaaaa..... I can't help but think of a bunch of bio majors wearing these and nothing else.

I missed out on those parties.
post #74 of 75
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Originally Posted by AppleStud View Post

exactly. And what exactly did Samsung GAIN by letting verizon butcher this thing? I mean, there's no subsidy offered. Distribution? Couldn't Sammy muscle this into Best Buy or Target as-is, without the crapware?

Samsung is doing just that at Best Buy. Selling the Wifi only version for $499 with no contract.

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post #75 of 75
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Originally Posted by ndn2007 View Post

why would I buy a device and have to wait for apps that I am currently using on my iPhone to be developed for Verizon, or that probably may never be developed ?

Wasnt this the same scenario for the iPad during the initial launch?


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Originally Posted by mercury99 View Post

Oh, close to nothing. They make their own flash memory, RAM and LCD panels: all in China.


And the iPad isnt made in China......

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