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I dunno, I'd rather prefer an OS that moves easily from tablet to phone with the same Apps instead of being locked out of good apps on one or the other merely due to size of the screen. If it has the processing power a large device should be able to expand a small device's app easily. I just sold my original Asus Transformer TF101, and don't plan on buying a tablet ever again. And my Galaxy S3 is awesome to me. BUT, that said, I would go to Windows 8 (or RT) before ever owning an idevice of any sort.
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Your Galaxy Tab is just a blown up Galaxy Wifi or any Android phone. iPads have many more tablet specific apps than Android tablets to differentiate the tablet experience from the iPod/iPhone experience.


oh... You thought I was serious. I'm so sorry.
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Why get this if I can get the nexus 7 32gb for 250$?

No you cant.
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Your Galaxy Tab is just a blown up Galaxy Wifi or any Android phone. iPads have many more tablet specific apps than Android tablets to differentiate the tablet experience from the iPod/iPhone experience.

This is a plus how?
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This is a plus how?

Because an app written specifically for a tablet will have interface graphics and design tailored for a 10 inch screen instead of a phone screen.
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It is a shame your father's knowledge on current and future products (and their differences) isn't really indicative of the general public's knowledge level. Certainly if it was Apple wouldn't have won that sham of a trial earlier this year!
Either way, I am looking forward to the iPad mini. As someone who was locked into (by choice) the Apple Ecosystem for a good 4+ years but has now moved onto Android OS for my cellular phone, I am excited about a reasonably priced tablet to use the (quite literally) hundreds of dollars of apps and games that I had purchased on IOS but lost access to when switching to Android!
I tried the Nexus 7 and couldn't stand it, all three of the units I purchased had issues with multi-touch recognition. mad.gif

I'm going to be in this exact boat soon. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.
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There is no Nexus 7 32GB, it's 8GB for $199 or 16GB for $249:
https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_16gb
I am not complaining but just correcting your mistake. The Nexus 7 has great hardware for the price. The 7" tablet race seems very hot with the Nexus 7, Nook HD, Fire HD, iPad Mini, and likely some 7" Window 8 RT tablets. Personally I love options and competition. The Nexus 7 will be hard to beat but with varying OSs, specs, and features each will have their pros and cons.

Staples is actually getting 32GB nexus next week...
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Because an app written specifically for a tablet will have interface graphics and design tailored for a 10 inch screen instead of a phone screen.

You mean they haven't figured out to make this happen with programming yet?
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Impossible, Apple needs its 75% profit.
Any company needs high profit. Apple just does it well. You're also not taking into account employee wages and other factors. It costs more to design an iPhone than just the BoM. On top of that, they need to design the SoC as well as the software. It's not free.
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Any company needs high profit. Apple just does it well. You're also not taking into account employee wages and other factors. It costs more to design an iPhone than just the BoM. On top of that, they need to design the SoC as well as the software. It's not free.

Dude profit is calculated after all that stuff.

edit: I was lucky to make this kind of profit back in my illegal substance peddling days. Don't do drugs kids.
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