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I don't need to own one, I can read the specs, despite how Apple wan't us to think, that tells me exactly why they are rubbish.
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I don't need to own one, I can read the specs, despite how Apple wan't us to think, that tells me exactly why they are rubbish.
I think it's incredible how so many of you guys are so hung up on specs alone.

It's not a PC guys, there are other variables. I think it comes down to a fundamental misunderstanding of what new "lifestyle" devices are designed for. Meh, your loss.
 
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post #13 of 54
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These claims are what every single other manufacturer are saying. If it can't beat the iPad 2's weight, thinness, user experience, battery life, and price, it's not going to amount to anything.
Its thinness is all it has going for it, and any reasonable person doesn't care about it being a few mms thinner, despite how much attention Apple drew to this. Probably because the biggest change from the original is that it got crushed a bit?

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I think it's incredible how so many of you guys are so hung up on specs alone.
Which is convenient considering the ipad2 is one of the worst on specs.
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Its thinness is all it has going for it, and any reasonable person doesn't care about it being a few mms thinner, despite how much attention Apple drew to this. Probably because the biggest change from the original is that it got crushed a bit?



Which is convenient considering the ipad2 is one of the worst on specs.
any reasonable person?

notice that the marketshare for iPads is Apple's fanbase, and the general consumer, who could care less what Tegra 2 is, could care less that it doesn't offer Flash, and could also care less that it's got a built in 4G upgrade.

ForumViewer is right. like it or not the iPad 2 is going to sell like hotcakes and other manufacturers are going to have to really stand out and capture the heart of the common persn, something they haven't really been able to do...

i trashed the iPad when it came out, and now i'm eating my words.
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Do you own one? Or have you ever used one beyond the 10 minutes you spent with it in the store?
I have considered buying an iPad but without flash, usb, or any form of expandable storage it would be that much more useless to me.

The only thing I can see it excelling at would be at reading comics or graphic novels. If I were to buy a tablet for that it would have to have expandable storage for me to store all that stuff on and be able to take it out and use it on my computer or other device.

Also android is fast becoming an equal to iOS in terms of app selection so I can see myself buying an android tablet at the right price.
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The only thing Android tablets need is a bit of mainstream exposure. The iPad is everywhere. Its in every store and on every channel. That's the only reason its selling well. Most people don't even know there is an alternative.


Give someone 10 minutes on a Honeycomb tablet and they'll forget what an iPad even is.
    
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If any tablet manufacturer wishes to beat the iPad, they'll have to create a stronger brand for themselves.
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post #18 of 54
You won't win this war Toshiba. The app store alone is what makes the iOS the clear winner in this. When you JB an iOS you have android + iOS market place. It's fast, could be faster but I don't mind too much, if I want fast I have my PC.
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You won't win this war Toshiba. The app store alone is what makes the iOS the clear winner in this. When you JB an iOS you have android + iOS market place. It's fast, could be faster but I don't mind too much, if I want fast I have my PC.
I don't know about that, because Toshiba could make major inroads into Enterprise environments. Enterprises won't use the iPad because it is proprietary and the common applications enterprise will want won't work. If Toshiba makes their device capable of running common applications, like Citrix - they could push millions of devices.
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These claims are what every single other manufacturer are saying. If it can't beat the iPad 2's weight, thinness, user experience, battery life, and price, it's not going to amount to anything.

What Honeycomb tablets should really worry about, is competing with other Honeycomb tablets, ie, differentiating themselves from eachother because so far, they're basically "cookie cutter" tablets - same specs, different brand.
Weight, and size as long shouldn't a concern. Being able to run flash alone spanks anything the ipad can do..IMO.
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