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Originally Posted by tubers View Post

I wish there was a 6" ver. not a phone, worse cameras and priced at $ 229.99 and still Snapdragon 800.

I don't think I'll feel too comfy with the next gen iPod Touch. Still like browsing Flash webs smile.gif Would probably cost $ 329.99 too (iPhone 5 internals, 32 GB)

That's interesting because you can browse flash webs on ipod touch this isn't 2007
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That's interesting because you can browse flash webs on ipod touch this isn't 2007

How so? If you're talking about the "flash web browsers" on iOS, they're quite limited from my last usage of them. Slow, too.

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Closest thing worth buying that's not a cellphone is an iPod Touch.
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Because Apple would just go and patent the size.
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I think tablets, by their very nature, are not pocket-friendly.

They do make smartphones that are that size. Couldn't you buy one off contract and then just not activate it? Would the phone refuse to operate at all until you got service or something?
If you have a SIM card in it, you can make emergency calls even without service. If you want to make real calls, you'd need to install Skype or some other Internet calling software and make calls over wi-fi. Everything else on a smartphone will work just fine without service, using wi-fi connectivity.

If you don't mind Windows, you could get a Nokia Lumia 520 right now for $90 and use it as a quite snappy mini-tablet. I use mine as a phone too, but its connectivity is excellent for such a low-cost device. I have a low-end Android tablet, but the Lumia is a lot faster when going online.
     
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That's interesting because you can browse flash webs on ipod touch this isn't 2007

Really? If I watch Flash Videos from the Flash site it's perfectly smooth?

How do I do that? What app?

I saw some app/service months back. Something like "they" render the flash video/content then send it to your iOS device but it didn't look smooth.
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How so? If you're talking about the "flash web browsers" on iOS, they're quite limited from my last usage of them. Slow, too.

Do you think the Snapdragon 800 is capable of smooth Flash performance (Games and videos)?
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Really? If I watch Flash Videos from the Flash site it's perfectly smooth?

How do I do that? What app?

I saw some app/service months back. Something like "they" render the flash video/content then send it to your iOS device but it didn't look smooth.
Do you think the Snapdragon 800 is capable of smooth Flash performance (Games and videos)?

I believe he's talking about web browsers which, as you mentioned, render it on their own systems and then send it back to the device. I never used it much (SkyFire, in my case) but I found it to be pretty slow and useless. You certainly can't play games with it.

 

Videos easily, about games I've got no idea. It's pretty powerful, but I suppose it depends on the flash game.

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