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Originally Posted by stynkfysh View Post

I for one can concur that I have a bit of tablet fatigue.

I have owned iPad 1 & 2, Xoom, and Galaxy Tab and have sold all but the iPad 2.

While the iPad 2 is by far the best of the bunch, I find myself using it less and less and looking at the cost to use ratio and it is becoming quite undesirable.

Honestly, the only reason I keep the iPad 2 is for my 4 year old daughter and because I don't think it will go down in value between now and Christmas.

I am thinking Dell was ahead of their time and a 5" phone would be ideal for me. Either that, or someone needs to make an AirPlay enabled tablet display so an iPhone 5 can be used in a tablet form factor. Much lower cost for the same thing as an iPad... Or maybe a dock somewhere on the display for the iPhone (I think there is an Android tablet that does this?). These tablets are worth about $200-$300 to have any longevity, in my opinion, not $499+.

I think you're making it all up.
post #82 of 93
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Originally Posted by Bancho View Post

That's like saying that you'd rather have your balls pounded flat with a wooden circus mallet than dragged across a cheese grater.


You know, there some people who would like that, and you've likely just given them an idea.
post #83 of 93
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Originally Posted by jetlaw View Post

If the the hard on Wang continues for more than four hours we should consult a doctor!

JetLaw is my new hero.

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post #84 of 93
In related news: Horse farmers all across the nation are waiting for "automobile fever" to abate.
post #85 of 93
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Originally Posted by nickmini View Post

In related news: Horse farmers all across the nation are waiting for "automobile fever" to abate.

And they're right! Horses are still here.
post #86 of 93
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Originally Posted by IQatEdo View Post


Have at you!!
post #87 of 93
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Acer reported the first quarterly loss in company history on Wednesday, but the netbook maker's chairman attempted to convince investors that consumer "fever" for tablets like the iPad will not last.

Similar to other boastful quotes and sayings...

"Television will never last, people prefer going to the movie theatre for entertainment."

"Rock-N-Roll (or insert Hip-Hop) is just a fad..."

"How do they (Apple) deal with us?" [Ed Zander, Motorola CEO/Chairman, 10 May 2007 in reference to the first iPhone]

"Is there a toaster that also knows how to brew coffee? There is no such combined device, because it would not make anything better than an individual toaster or coffee machine. It works the same way with the iPod, the digital camera or mobile phone: it is important to have specialized devices." [Jon Rubinstein, former Palm CEO and former Apple VP, iPod Division, September 27, 2005]

"People will always want a good book in their hands over a cold electronic device..." [I'm sure said by some exec at Borders bookstore]

Thank you, Mr. Wang for adding your quote to the list of ignorant statements.
post #88 of 93
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Originally Posted by timgriff84 View Post

6 years time they will start to drop as it become less of a must have adult toy. Bit like the iPod did.

The iPod dropped off not because it was less of a "must have adult toy" but because Apple replaced it - with the iPhone and iPod touch!

And I have no doubt in six years time they will replace it with "the next big thing"
post #89 of 93
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Originally Posted by Rothgarr View Post

Wow, Apple has "only" over 50 percent of the tablet market? I thought they controlled way more than that.

They do. Worldwide 87% Europe 89% Asia 79% USA 67%.
Now you know where the fandroids come from. They probably live in the low income areas.
post #90 of 93
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Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

Ok, apple have sold somewhere in the region of 25 million plus tablets. So if that's 50 percent please list the other 25 million tablets out there

Is that counting all of the xp tablets from years gone by?

Playbook 50,000 ?
Touchpad ? 45,000?
Xoom. 100,000 ?
Samsung units 1,000,000 ?
The market share figures sound like complete bullshit.

In this report they are truly bullShit
post #91 of 93
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Originally Posted by Dullblade View Post

I think the iPad "fever" will recede also.....whenever everyone has one.

Yes, when they are dead with no heirs and the cats are gone fishing too
post #92 of 93
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Originally Posted by DocNo42 View Post

The iPod dropped off not because it was less of a "must have adult toy" but because Apple replaced it - with the iPhone and iPod touch!

And I have no doubt in six years time they will replace it with "the next big thing"

Correct replacement.
post #93 of 93
Everybodies got the fever
That is somethin you all know
Fever is'nt such a new thing
Fever start long ago
......
But what a lovely way to burn


I never liked the song myself but somehow it fits
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