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Why I didn't wait for the iPad killers
#31  Tamara 03-12-2010, 09:49 PM
Quote Bremen Cole
I am really thinking about selling my 300, the eInk technology is not for me. I am somewhat visually impaired, and I struggle with lighting issues.....
I've been having the same experience with eInk . I really liked it at first but I find that I needed more and more light on the screen to read comfortably.
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#32  Bremen Cole 03-12-2010, 10:09 PM
Quote ardeegee
It is okay that you think I have a "narrow little mind"-- people who think it is perfectly swell to use a product that exercises such draconian control over what software you can buy, where you can buy it, and how you can use it have no mind at all.
Great post! I could not have proved my point better! Thanks!!!

For example... On my iPhone I read and edit MS Office documents, listen to MP3's I bought at Amazon and sync my email, contacts, notes....etc with MS office, read books from B&N, Amazon and Kobo,.....etc.... Yeah.... Apple controls! ....lol
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#33  John F 03-13-2010, 07:52 AM
Quote petermillard
So where would you have the mods. move it to? And anyway, I think it's more of a 'commentary', no?

@Lee; can't fault your logic; nicely written and well wrought.
How about the Apple Devices forum:

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Apple Devices (20 Viewing)
All things iPad, iPhone, iPod, and other e-book capable Apple devices
Sorry for being so Anal. I'm looking forward to the flood of posts in the News and Commentary forum in April of "The Ipad rocks!".
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#34  Bremen Cole 03-13-2010, 09:35 AM
Honestly folks.... look at the threads right now on this "news and commentary" forum... Notice how many are about individual readers? Onyx, Edge, Pocketbook, Sony...etc..... all of which have their own forums. but one thread about the iPad an people want it moved.....

I just find it odd...........
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#35  kennyc 03-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Quote Bremen Cole
Honestly folks.... look at the threads right now on this "news and commentary" forum... Notice how many are about individual readers? Onyx, Edge, Pocketbook, Sony...etc..... all of which have their own forums. but one thread about the iPad an people want it moved.....

I just find it odd...........
Agreed! I have no problem with it being here or there.
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#36  CleverClothe 03-13-2010, 08:20 PM
Quote Bremen Cole
Honestly folks.... look at the threads right now on this "news and commentary" forum... Notice how many are about individual readers? Onyx, Edge, Pocketbook, Sony...etc..... all of which have their own forums. but one thread about the iPad an people want it moved.....

I just find it odd...........
No, actually. The Onyx (and Neo), Edge, and some others do not have their own forums. You are right on the Pocketbook though.
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#37  Bremen Cole 03-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Quote CleverClothe
No, actually. The Onyx (and Neo), Edge, and some others do not have their own forums. You are right on the Pocketbook though.
Well actually Sony, who I also mentioned has two forums.... and the etc .... was pointing to the fact there are many others. As far as Onyx and Neo and Edge.... those should be in the "Other devices" forum, which is where I started a thread on the MS Courier simply because....well....it was an other device. The point is very few actually pay attention to the forum titles, and posting something about the iPad is no different than the many postings of other products in the News and Commentary forum. It does not bother me at all, except that to single out one brand to strictly enforce the rules....is at least worth questioning.
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#38  LDBoblo 03-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Quote Bremen Cole
Well actually Sony, who I also mentioned has two forums.... and the etc .... was pointing to the fact there are many others. As far as Onyx and Neo and Edge.... those should be in the "Other devices" forum, which is where I started a thread on the MS Courier simply because....well....it was an other device. The point is very few actually pay attention to the forum titles, and posting something about the iPad is no different than the many postings of other products in the News and Commentary forum. It does not bother me at all, except that to single out one brand to strictly enforce the rules....is at least worth questioning.
I found it odd that it was contemporaneous with an active thread in the same forum about the very same topic. The user's post is merely a response to that other thread (which, I'll repeat, wasn't dormant at all but was near the top of the first page), but apparently he or she felt their opinions for justification were important enough to generate a new thread about.

Hardly a crime, as it's pretty common in these fora. Won't excuse it from a little mockery though, as it certainly appears very self-important. That's supposed to be my role (and Ahi's).
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#39  fugazied 03-14-2010, 06:15 PM
Well yeah this post pretty accurately sums up my opions too.

I have a laptop, I don't want a 12" netbook which has the same interface, but runs slower than my super fast MBP. I want a device that is lightweight, touchscreen and does basic internet things simply. A tablet is the perfect device for sitting on the couch, in the car, sharing photos with family and 50 other things.

Now... when you talk tablets, the specs of the iPad ARE ahead of other tablets, the battery life the aesthetics (it's not a brick). I'm not talking netbooks, as I said I already have a laptop.

iPad is ahead of the competition and as with iPhone, the 'iPad killers' will be a year or two behind and forced to emulate what Apple has done.
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#40  tmarks11 03-17-2010, 06:53 PM
Quote CyGuy
Actually, a netbook in a table/slate format is exactly
what I am waiting for. Windows 7 is a must...
All of that has been available for quite a while in a decent form factor:

Viliv S-5 (5" tablet, 6 hr battery). Atom 1.3 CPU.
Viliv X70EX (7" tablet, 5-6 hr battery). Very nice. Atom 1.3 CPU.

Coming very soon:
Hanvon touchpad BC10c (10" capactive multi-touch screen). ULV 1.3 CPU. 3.5 hr battery.
http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2010/03/hanvon-touchpad-bc10c-tablet-review.html

Hanvon is also coming out with a Atom CPU version. Maybe better battery life.

I believe the impending IPad release is great; it will foster a lot of competition into the tablet business, which will foster innovation, pull in the sales, bring the prices down. I think the UMPC hardware has finally reached the point where it is a viable form factor, but the high prices have kept them from being adopted by the mainstream user.

I would buy an IPad, but I think the size of the tablet will make it awkward. If they released a 7" version, I would add my name to the pre-order list. I am betting that Dell will release a 7" slate before Apple does.
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