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There are 56 chinese ethnicities in addition to 14 ethnicities not officially recognized by the government and several more Taiwanese Aborigines. Almost all of them speak mutually unintelligible languages as well. I'm pretty sure no one can recognize them all.

How about telling a han-chinese from an Irish man? Possible? Or a mere social construct. Am I seeing red-heads and freckles where there are none? Or is it the patriarchal bourgeois white-racial cash nexus dominant hegemony culture that makes me see any difference at all?
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post #82 of 135
@ solipsism: That would be the Barbara Walters pronunciation?
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I am shocked, and awed. This thread wins the Drift Prize for 2011, and it's only March.
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Wrong. Some Apple stores have had thousands of units in stock which were gone in mere hours. It's not like there's two iPads per store and Apple is intentionally holding back supply.

The iPad is sold out all over the world. From the USA, to Germany, to Australia, to New Zealand, to the UK, damn near everywhere.

Canada too.
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How about telling a han-chinese from an Irish man? Possible? Or a mere social construct. Am I seeing red-heads and freckles where there are none? Or is it the patriarchal bourgeois white-racial cash nexus dominant hegemony culture that makes me see any difference at all?

First we have to define what is Chinese and what is Irish. We can say that there are no Chinese that are born with red hair, and we can say its not common in Ireland for someone whose ancestors have a long history in China to be born and raised in Ireland, but we cant say that its not possible.

PS: There are snakes in Ireland. Ive seen them at a reptile soon.

PPS: Have you heard the hypothesis that the redhead gene comes from Neanderthal, which successfully interbred with Homo sapiens sapiens as a subspecies?
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I am shocked, and awed. This thread wins the Drift Prize for 2011, and it's only March.

There is a lot more shock and aw, than shock and awe in this thread.
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post #87 of 135
I live two blocks away from Chicago's Lincoln Park apple store.
the stock is so low and totally manipulated...

Everyday there is a line but at most you see 20-40 ipads delivered....

The lines are just consumer manipulation by Apple. It will kick them back and hopelly soon.
post #88 of 135
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How about telling a han-chinese from an Irish man? Possible? Or a mere social construct. Am I seeing red-heads and freckles where there are none? Or is it the patriarchal bourgeois white-racial cash nexus dominant hegemony culture that makes me see any difference at all?

Actually, you may be satirizing your own ignorance, I can't tell. Institutionalized racism does seem to have appeared with the Indo-Europeans, e.g,, the Aryan branch setting up the caste system after invading India, slavery in Greece and Rome, etc. Came in with patriarchy, incessant warfare and the dividing of the world into dualisms: good and evil, light and dark, us and them, roughly 2000 BCE.

But the spread of knowledge now possible, with everybody having a connected computer with them all the time, may mitigate against ignorance of this history.

Edit: Aw, shucks. (Trying to stay on topic.)
post #89 of 135
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The lines are just consumer manipulation by Apple. It will kick them back and hopelly soon.

What does that mean?


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Actually, you may be satirizing your own ignorance, I can't tell. Institutionalized racism does seem to have appeared with the Indo-Europeans, e.g,, the Aryan branch setting up the caste system after invading India, slavery in Greece and Rome, etc. Came in with patriarchy, incessant warfare and the dividing of the world into dualisms: good and evil, light and dark, us and them, roughly 2000 BCE.

But the spread of knowledge now possible, with everybody having a connected computer with them all the time, may mitigate against ignorance of this history.

So it will be the knoweldgable v. the unknowledgable like its always been?
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post #90 of 135
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I live two blocks away from Chicago's Lincoln Park apple store.
the stock is so low and totally manipulated...

Everyday there is a line but at most you see 20-40 ipads delivered....

The lines are just consumer manipulation by Apple. It will kick them back and hopelly soon.

Crafty Apple. Selling fewer iPads then they could, irritating their customers. Profit!
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post #91 of 135
But wait!

I thought the alpha geeks told us "It's just an oversized iPod Touch"!

Lol.
post #92 of 135
Actually what he was implying is how much of a d|ck he is.

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I am not sure as to what you are attempting to imply. Why would his changed perspective bring me any joy?

I am joyful because I got my iPad today, finally! Other people's perspectives do not give me any joy, one way or the other.
post #93 of 135
quoting Dick's signature line:

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There's this girl who sells batteries at the beach:
"She sells C cells at the sea shore"

Ha! A quick sobriety test:

I'n not the pheasant plucker,
I'm the pheasant plucker's son.

I'm only plucking pheasants
Til the pheasant plucker comes.

So there!
post #94 of 135
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So it will be the knoweldgable v. the unknowledgable like it’s always been?

Guess so, but the ratios change: the Enlightenment, Reformation, scientific revolution, then a couple of steps backward in the 20th century, then a little step forward in the middle 1960s, then another step backward starting in 1968, and now a huge step forward because we finally know the source of ignorance. That's off-topic, but it's kind of like a lack of iPads.

'The medium is the message' is the formula.

Edit: knowledge vs. ignorance ain't one of the dualisms, if that's what you're suggesting.
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Don't be fooled. Android will absolutely gain market share. With so many devices coming out, people will flock to them the same they flocked to handsets.

Not if they can't get a roughly equal product (e.g. screen size of nearly 10 inches, not 7) for roughly the same price on the low end (e.g. $500 not $600). You have to be an Apple hater or really REALLY want a tablet in a bad way to go with anything but iPad right now. Otherwise, order the real deal and wait a bit.


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... and of course the people who love to heavily tinker will never get an iOS based product.

You just identified about 5% of the population, but tablets are going to go mainstream within the next year. Unless Android tablets can compete on price & quality (and even then, assuming the fragmentation doesn't destroy the overall experience) then you can forget about the same thing happening in tablets as with handsets. Handsets have the distinction of being subsidized and the driving factor that virtually everyone feels they need to carry a handset. (Not so with tablets, on either account. People will wait for the tablet that gives them the best bang for the buck.)

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Apple will lose ground and most likey not lead the tablet market in the very near future.

Well, this one might go more like the iPod, another unsubsidized, unnecessary device.

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That doesn't change the fact that the iPad will continue to offer the best experience and best ecosystem. As for me, no tablets for me.

Well then you're a curious one to opine what kinds of things tablet shoppers will be wanting, aren't you?

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post #96 of 135
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

PPS: Have you heard the hypothesis that the redhead gene comes from Neanderthal, which successfully interbred with Homo sapiens sapiens as a subspecies?

I assume you're not "profiling" Homo sapiens neanderthalensis as an inferior subspecies?

An interesting supposition; I just googled "redhead neanderthal" and found some interesting reads in that direction. Thanks for tickling my brain, Soli.
post #97 of 135
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"Continued lines for Apple's iPad 2 create 'shock and awe,' sales forecasts surge"

Now think what Apple's sales would be if only they had enough product.

People go crazy over what they know they cannot have, and IMO we're seeing a repeat of the 1980's Cabbage Patch doll craze. Imagine if every place that carried the iPad was well-stocked, and every customer could walk away with as many as they wanted. It'd certainly take a bite out of the buzz.

Yes the iPad 2 may be good. But good enough to stand in line daily, with hopes of getting one that trickled in? Things are getting carried away here.
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Seriously, though, it will be interesting to see if high-end Android tablets repeat the same gains that happened in the high-end smart phone market.

To clarify, I don't think that Android HAS made massive gains in the HIGH-END smart phone market. All of the Galaxy S models last year combined to sell 10M, HTC EVOs, Incredibles and Nexus' don't sell in the many millions, nor do Droid Xs Atrixes and Bionics. If they did, we'd know about it. They'd be crowing it from the rooftops. Combined, they are all dwarfed by the 30M iphone 4s sold in 2Qs last year and what it will sell this year (probably 90-100M between iP4 and 4GS/5). The high end is still dominated by Apple which is why it can corral 50% of the phone industry profit.

The high-end is where the fandroid nerds look and point, but the bargain bucket and China is where the bulk of the units are really shipped.
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

So, to test your expertise, who among these photos, taken from the internet, is a South Korean, Chinese, Hispanic, American, Vietnamese or of some other Asian nationality?

/snip/

For every mistake you make, you will agree not to post here for a month,

and for every correct guess you make, I will not post here for a month

CGC

The guy made clear that he relied on a lot more than just a snapshot. I may not necessarily agree with him, but your test is lame and only proves you are rushing to judgment.

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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

It is likely that more than four billion people in the world cannot even afford a phone, more than a biilion may even have the romotest idea about phones because most of their time and efforts are so focused on just either finding food for each day. and many more just finding ways to feel secure.

But, I did get your analogy about the role of iPad and tablets in people's lives.

CGC

It's the inverse...
http://trendsupdates.com/5-billion-c...-2010-un-says/

5 Billion have phones, 1.5Bn don't. Doesn't really change your point about the position of the tablet on the hierarchy of needs, but phones appear to be right up there.
post #101 of 135
Shock and awww @#$%*! They're sold out again!
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The reason for the lines is that people are smuggling the ipad 2's to take to other countries to sell them for big bucks. I have a friend who's doing that. His Chinese connection is willing to pay him $150/ipad... I'd imagine that the "connection" is selling these ipads for $1000 or so....

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More than two weeks after the iPad 2 went on sale in the U.S., lines continue to form at Apple stores around the country as new shipments arrive, prompting one Wall Street analyst to significantly increase his forecast for 2011 shipments.

Analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company issued a new note to investors on Tuesday entitled "AAPL: Shock and Awe!" In it, Wolf reveals he has increased his projected iPad sales for 2011 by 10 million, to a total of 30 million.

Wolf has also increased his prediction for 2012 iPad sales by 10 million, totaling 40 million next year. These changes amount to an earnings per share estimate increase of $1 in 2011 to $23.25, while he sees Apple earning $27.35 EPS in 2012.

"Attempting to forecast the growth trajectory of a new category of computers is difficult, if not perilous," Wolf wrote. "However, the launch of the iPad 2 so far exceeded our expectations that it was evident our 2011 and 2012 shipment forecasts were dramatically low."

He said that hopeful competitors to the iPad have missed the point: the device's success is tied to its software, not the hardware. But competing devices, like those running Android Honeycomb, don't offer enough applications to entice most users.

"In our view, Android's problems go beyond the dearth of applications," he said. "The Honeycomb interface itself appears overly complex for the purpose it was intended -- an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for running applications written for Android."

Wolf noted that there is a "robust gray market" for the iPad 2, as lines for the device continue to form across the U.S. He sees this as a sign that the biggest opportunity for Apple with the iPad may be in China.

Lending support to Wolf's conclusions regarding the gray market, AppleInsider Noah sent details and video on Tuesday from the iPad 2 line at Apple's New York City retail store in SoHo. The line of customers reportedly wrapped around Prince Street, north on Greene Street and almost to Houston, while most who were waiting were said to be speaking mostly Mandarin and some Cantonese.

"Ten or so minutes after they allowed the line in, we were told that all of the AT&T versions were sold out," he said in an e-mail. "Some people left grumbling (me included). Ten minutes from them, the same went for all Wifi models. Only Verizon's versions remain."



Apple experienced crushing demand for the iPad 2 at launch in the U.S., and last week's international launch saw similar sellouts across the globe. But there have been signs that availability is improving, with shorter estimated shipping times from Apple's online store, and expanded retail availability at Radio Shack stores starting today.
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Don't be fooled. Android will absolutely gain market share. With so many devices coming out, people will flock to them the same they flocked to handsets. People want choice and of course the people who love to heavily tinker will never get an iOS based product. Apple will lose ground and most likey not lead the tablet market in the very near future.

That doesn't change the fact that the iPad will continue to offer the best experience and best ecosystem. As for me, no tablets for me.

Replace "Android" with "Plays For Sure" and "handset" with "music player" and read that back. Oh choice again. Did choice stop iPod from conquering the world?

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@SuddenlyNewton: While Android will never destroy Apple products (I don't even think that's their intent to be honest), I think you've been drinking a bit too much of DED's beverages if you equate PlaysForSure with them. That comparison never has made sense to me no matter how many times he repeated it.
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post #105 of 135
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Don't be fooled. Android will absolutely gain market share. With so many devices coming out, people will flock to them the same they flocked to handsets. People want choice and of course the people who love to heavily tinker will never get an iOS based product. Apple will lose ground and most likey not lead the tablet market in the very near future.

That doesn't change the fact that the iPad will continue to offer the best experience and best ecosystem. As for me, no tablets for me.

Another clueless poster. It's the software and ecosystem stupid! Android falls completely flat in the tablet space.
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Originally Posted by frugality View Post

I wasn't impressed with the web-browsing speed of the iPad 1, so I never bought one.

However, now that the thing is snappier, I'd be willing to buy one.

I joined the rest of you in the ranks of the waiting list. I ordered a white 16GB model for my retired parents, who will love using the camera connector. I envision them getting back back to the car from a bird-watching or lighthouse-seeking trip, plugging the camera into their iPad, and using it to view the shots they just took on a bigger screen. And they can also use it to email while they're out and about on their weekend jaunts.

If even senior citizens love the iPad....yeah, these things will sell like hotcakes.

Disagree entirely with you, the iPad 1 had a very good browser and the speed was excellent.
Are you referring to 3G or Wi-Fi ? If 3G, then its the locale or carrier, if Wi-Fi perhaps you have not set it up correctly. In future you need to be a little bit more clear in your posts.
post #107 of 135
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Don't be fooled. Android will absolutely gain market share. With so many devices coming out, people will flock to them the same they flocked to handsets. People want choice and of course the people who love to heavily tinker will never get an iOS based product. Apple will lose ground and most likey not lead the tablet market in the very near future.

That doesn't change the fact that the iPad will continue to offer the best experience and best ecosystem. As for me, no tablets for me.

Not at all interested in your last comment, keep your personal tastes to your self, simply not interested okay !
If you don't like Tablets why are you posting on this article, did you read the bloody title ?
Now for your misinformed rant about android tables. What do you base it on, your gut feeling ?
The android mobile phone market perhaps ?
The tablet market is unlike the phone market, no subsidies of product, many will go wi-fi only, those that go 3G will have flexible data plans with no tie ins, hence must pay the full price.
I look at the exhume (xoom) and the samsung 7 incher as proof that android will fail.
The demographics are different, people will buy tables to replace their computers, their phones are a different "kettle of fish". They won't want to tinker with them, maybe the handful of basement dwelling geeks who have not seen the light of day for months may get their mummies to buy one and slide it down the staircase for them.
No android will not gain any meaningful headway at all, tops will be around 15%, others bringing up to 30%, Apple will have 70%.
Maybe my gut feeling as least I put a little bit of thought into my post, unlike you.
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The next person who mentions Japan in a thread that has nothing at all to do with what happened there should be smacked upside the head. I've donated also, and I don't care for any whiners, whining about what other people should do or care about.

Challenge too good to refuse.
Japan is the home of the Geisha girl, the place where the Americans dropped two atom bombs on.
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Australian iPad 2 madness - Fans are "livid"
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/t...329-1cdvx.html

Auztraylya, now where have I heard that name.
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I was thinking the same thing... do we yet have any actual sales figures from Apple? Long lines can mean two things. There is huge demand. Or there is low supply. (Or, obviously, a combination of both.) Unless we have actual numbers, it's hard to reach conclusions. Is there a real supply constraint due to the situation in Japan? Is there a fear of a future supply constraint causing artificially high demand now (especially for the gray market in countries where it's not yet available), sort of a "get it while you can" mentality. Is Apple/Foxconn constraining production to stretch out their component inventories until Japan can get back on it's feet? Why pay workers over time now if you are just going to run out of components in 2-3 weeks?

From what I've read elsewhere, while there are long lines, it also seems that even Apple's own stores are getting fairly low inventory restocking each day. Suggesting that at least some of the reason for continuging long lines is low supply. But even that could be a result of the large number of retail outlets selling the device, not due to low output from the factories.



Or "magical".


Apple hater ALERT.
Who cares what you think buddy.
May I suggest you go to north east Japan and take an inventory and get back to us.
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Its impossible for me to be a racist because I dont believe there are such things as races. We are all the same species and subspecies. Homo sapiens sapiens, a species so good you have to say it twice.

if you are a citizen of the US, that would be most funny comment, as your country is bombing the fuck out of everybody. They should use their munitions on Google and microshit, that is where the biggest danger stems from.
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if you are a citizen of the US, that would be most funny comment, as your country is bombing the fuck out of everybody. They should use their munitions on Google and microshit, that is where the biggest danger stems from.

Could someone please translate that into English.
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post #113 of 135
#1 I swore, but those that are too gutless and use wild card characters are doing the same
#2 In Australia, we would call you all "a bunch of whingers", complain, complain and complain.
Just wait, if you want one now, wait in line, don't like doing that, order online, cat has crapped on the keyboard and this is not possible, tough luck.
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iff yuoo ere-a a ceetizee ooff zee US, thet vuoold be-a must foonny cumment, es yuoor cuoontry is bumbeeng zee foock oooot ooff iferybudy. Zeey shuoold use-a zeeur mooneeshuns oon Guugle-a und meecrushit, thet is vhere-a zee beeggest dunger stems frum.

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Could someone please translate that into English.

Would Swedish Chef do? It's the only other language I know.
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To the competition it really is a 'Shocked & Aw-Sheit' moment.

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It's the inverse...
http://trendsupdates.com/5-billion-c...-2010-un-says/

5 Billion have phones, 1.5Bn don't. Doesn't really change your point about the position of the tablet on the hierarchy of needs, but phones appear to be right up there.

So, a blog site or some trendsupdates,com posted a graph, and yuou immediately accepted it to be factual? How reliable are they? Did they give any information to prove the veracity of their graph.

Have you ever heard of the US Census? If you did, and ever spent time going through their website, you will find that they do more than the US Population.

Here's a link that you should analyze:

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpop.php

and that is the average for the whole world. You do understand averages, I hope.

Then, if you still are not convinced of the ridiculousness of such data posted above, let me introduce you to the concept of population pyramids for different countries... rich countries, developing cournties, very poor coutries and very very poor countries.

Then if that is not enough, let me go to the next level and introduce the concept of average per capita income.

But we do not even have to go that deep. Let's take the United States, which is one of the riches countries in the world (but not the richest actually per capita): As of 20 March 2011, ] the best estimate of the population of the US is about 310 million

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpopinfo.php


and here's the corresponding US population pyramid:



Then try to answer these:
Do 15 year old Americans and under all have phones of their own?
Do all American teenagers between 15-18 have phones?
Then relate this with the total phone subrscribers for the major telephone companies, put an estimate on the other smaller phone companies, and relate these to the the above reliable population estimates for the US.


Do the same for Bangladesh:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ramid_2005.png

India
http://den.spicylemons.com/gallery.p...iid=430&cid=16

China
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/SRD/...ts/p_19a_m.gif

How many hundreds of millions (if not billions can you safely include as not having any phones?

And the above pyramids do not even include the impact of per capita income ot these countries. By the way, there are a lot of poor people in India and China, but they are not the poorest countries in the world.

If the above information alone would not make you understand that the proposition that there are more about 5 billion individuals in the world, then count me out of your discussions.

CGC
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Originally Posted by JeffDM
I thought business was a football game, be it American or the real kind. Damn metaphors.

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No, football is like a game of chess.

(I wonder how long we can keep this going)

Didn't find Jeff's post; so replying to yours with a quote from Jack Nickolson:

"People who talk in metaphors oughta shampoo my crotch"
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Its impossible for me to be a racist because I dont believe there are such things as races. We are all the same species and subspecies. Homo sapiens sapiens, a species so good you have to say it twice.

i did not call you a racist
in fact i agree
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100 percent with you

the milky way will be crashed into by the andromeda galaxy in 5 billion yrs
creating a super galaxy
what a light show will happen
i want front row seats



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People stood in lines and actually fought for Cabbage Patch Dolls. Only thing top of the line about Apple is its marketing dept. To bad a year from now Apple Fanboys will be crying as Apple loses the tablet OS market also. Just like with Mobile Phone and Desktop OS. Fail Fail Fail. Microsoft kicked your arse and now Android beat you out of the phone market. Must suck to always be on the losing team.
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People stood in lines and actually fought for Cabbage Patch Dolls. Only thing top of the line about Apple is its marketing dept. To bad a year from now Apple Fanboys will be crying as Apple loses the tablet OS market also. Just like with Mobile Phone and Desktop OS. Fail Fail Fail. Microsoft kicked your arse and now Android beat you out of the phone market. Must suck to always be on the losing team.

Let me give you an example of laughing all the way to the bank.



Note that everyone is laughing at you for note realizing why and how business stay in business. You can go on thinking that marketshare of a free OS is what everyone cares about, but its not, its about profit and Android is not saving these companies its merely a short term shot of adrenaline while they scramble to find a real solution to their problem before they completely go under.
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