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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post


The iPad mini, especially, makes me scratch my head. It's a slightly-enlarged Touch, is it not? A bigger iPhone that can't call?

Isn't that what the current iPad is? The Nexus 7?

They're all nothing more than a large smartphone without the phone.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

Which is interesting, because when Apple attacks Samsung it is attacking the umbrella, not just Samsung mobile.
I'm really not sure what to think about the miniature tablets. Maybe they'll go the way of the Surface and Dell 10" Duo and become pseudo laptops. Maybe it's a reaction to consumers thinking current tablets are too big. I, personally, have no use for a tablet except for one like the Surface or 10" Duo that can pull double-duty as a laptop when needed. After a year of tablet ownership (iPad 2 as present from family), it's become a fancy, digital bathroom/couch/kitchen magazine. It just can't do enough for me to see it being worth investing $400+ into. Turn it into a convertible laptop and give it a good OS and you'll have my money.
The iPad mini, especially, makes me scratch my head. It's a slightly-enlarged Touch, is it not? A bigger iPhone that can't call?

^This. The concept of a tablet is very cool, but the practical use is just not there in my opinion. Love my Note II as it is an intermediate. Owned a Kindle Fire but traded it for a Nintendo DS, would rather an actual portable gaming system than a tablet which doesn't fit in any pockets.

Samsung was the supplier for Apple because they could deliver the quantity that they needed and with quality. Will be interesting to see if any one else could fit both of their demands.
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post #13 of 18
Seems like Apple is being petty.
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Except the business world is not so simple. rolleyes.gif
There are not that many suppliers of these components... the industry has or is consolidating NAND, DRAM, LCD, broadband chips, controllers, etc.
Furthermore, the divisions are virtually seperate.... as in the LCD group has no ties to the mobile group except in name. The LCD group does not care about what the mobile group does as long as they themselves do well.

True in the computing world, not necessarily true in every industry.
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post #15 of 18
Didn't apple once declared that anything smaller then its 9.7" is pointless as it is too small to be used comfortably and that they will not make a mini version of it?

A bunch of hypocrites arnt they
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Like Samsung care, Apple's account is a very small percentage of Samsungs pie...
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by akromatic View Post

Didn't apple once declared that anything smaller then its 9.7" is pointless as it is too small to be used comfortably and that they will not make a mini version of it?
A bunch of hypocrites arnt they

This i what I thought...

but where there's a market pioneer, there's an apple lachen.gif
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post #18 of 18
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This i what I thought...
but where there's a market pioneer, there's an apple lachen.gif

when theres idiots in marketing and design that reproduce the same thing over an over, there an apple for that

and by the way apple, its cool to cut off samsung, they only made you the quality products you once had, you obviously didnt learn from the iphone 5 debacle that you need them.
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