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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
01-20-2010, 03:16 PM
My reaction to tablets is - meh. I like the touch interface on the iPhone, because of what it isn't, a tiny crippled keyboard. For me, with that small a form factor, it really works. At the scale of a tablet, I'd expect a keyboard. My mini, small though it is, allows me to really code in a pinch. The tablet feels like a bigger phone... and I'll sacrifice screen real estate for size in that product spot.
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01-21-2010, 12:55 AM
iPhone OS makes it about as attractive as a turd in a punchbowl to me.
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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01-21-2010, 02:54 AM
when it is too big to fit in your pocket and you need a bag to carry it why not use a netbook
the novelty of a tablet will wear off quick when all it can do is sit flat. unless you make some sort of stand like they do for the iphones.
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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01-21-2010, 06:00 AM
I am an Apple fan and I am sure that Apple will have some tricks up their sleeve when they launch the "iTablet"... but I can already see some aspects that are unattractive to me personally :
As I said, I am sure Apple will make other announcements alongside their "iTablet" release that will make it more attractive, such as "eBook" stuff on iTunes [possibility??] I am also unaware of the technical specs of the iTablet so I cannot say whether that is a pro/con for me. No doubt, Apple will put out a product with a sexy design... but only time will tell the rest.
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Join Date: Jan 2009
01-21-2010, 10:55 AM
I'm actually really interested to see what Apple come up with, because I think that there will be some twists in there.
I think it's pretty clear that it won't be in the netbook space, and I'd expect it to be more of a consumer product.
Perhaps something along the lines of the Archos products?
But I think there will be content tie-ins which will give it an edge. Perhaps you'll be able to read your daily paper through it or download monthly magazines?
I can't see me getting one to replace my Mini 9, but I could see myself getting one to use in different situations to my Mini 9.
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