Originally Posted by LuisDias
How on Earth criticizing the making-shit-up-attitude from certain people gets confused by "non-apple slate optimism" is beyond me. I guess it's a fanboyism phenomena.
Luis, here's the paragraph in full that you quoted from and commented on, prompting my comment:The five inch Dell Streak and 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab have both hit the market with excitement that has quickly turned to anticipation of the next model expected to arrive, much like the series of devices held up as iPod-killers since 2002, and the onslaught of phones designated at iPhone-killers since 2007
"Optimism" is quite in tune with "excitement" and "anticipation". And it obviously goes beyond the Tab. Daniel mentions the streak, and I referenced a factual article on another tablet that has since been withdrawn because it didn't measure up (excuse me, I forget the name of it already). They arrive to a fanfare, then quietly slip away when they don't live up to the hype; so people turn their expectations to the next tablet to be announced. Sounds like a face value reading of Dan's words are are pretty fair picture of the situation.
I am not mistaking your "criticism" for "non-apple slate optimism" -- I am referencing an unwarranted optimism everywhere for all these other tablets, just as you apparently spot "fanboyism" behind every bush on this site. This delerious optimism is striking every time another slate comes out and 10,000 or so sales are hailed as a great success that shouldn't be criticised, while Apple is denigrated for selling 4.7 million instead of the "expected" 4.9, or for not having enough ready for an unanticipated record launch in the history of consumer electronics. There really are not that many fanboys around. What, did we all buy 1083 ipads each?
No, Dan has quite a nice literary style, and any hyperbole only makes his points. Anyway, he is reporting on a number from a source. If the real number turns out to be 19,000 I am sure he will update it.
I don't know what the true figures are for the Tab, and I don't take Dan's source's word for it either. But I don't care if it was 9000 or 90,000. The Tab has obviously fallen flat (excuse the pun) by any measure, and, yes, people have to make do with anticipating the next overhyped, lacklustre offering by manufacturers that don't get it.
If you don't get the connections and get what all the other non-apple tablets have in common, well, it's beyond me. Do try to keep up.
Fanboyism has nothing to do with it -- ipads work, and the others? Not so much. Bit of a fizzle, I'd say.