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Tablet Wars

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" last week from Dixons for £137. On top of that you get £30 cashback from Samsung plus an 8GB microSD card - effectively the tablet ends up costing about £100.
The tablet wars are certainly hotting up.
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Re: Tablet Wars

7" is a tablet?
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Re: Tablet Wars

Checkout Samsung's Note-2 "Phablet".
Rumour has it that Note-3 to launch around Easter will sport a 13MP Camera.
I eagerly await its release to replace my failed PENS.

Edit: Check it out ...
http://m.techcrunch.com/2012/11/02/s...l-galaxy-note/
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Re: Tablet Wars

Apple iPad on the skids?
http://www.optuszoo.com.au/news/busi.../862384/862384
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Re: Tablet Wars

Aussie cops warn about Apple maps
http://www.oneclickroot.com/mobile-o...ting-about-it/

Edit: By following directions of iPhone5's navigation app, this wilderness is where a number of
motorists became lost instead of at their intended destination, Mildura about 80km away .
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A bit more info on the Milduras issue

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12...ghost_mildura/
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"The Great Smartphone Showdown"
http://www.live4.com.au/technology/t...hone-showdown/
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Re: Tablet Wars

I have been looking for a tablet/pad device for a little while and though I am an Apple user, I couldn't really justify the £329 for the iPad 2 and certainly not the £399 asked for the latest retina iPad. However, when the iPad Mini was released, the £269 price tag seemed a little closer to what I was happy to spend.

If I wasn't already encapsulated in all things Mac, I would have possibly taken a closer look at the Google Nexus 7 - which at first glance looks fabulous.

For others, no... but for myself - I always have to justify purchases for myself, and when I didn't actually need a tablet/pad, I found it especially difficult.

However, desperately needing a pick-me-up, together with certain specific apps being available that allow me to be more effective in my home studio (music, not photography) set up, I opted for the iPad Mini. Didn't need the 3G version as I can tether from my existing iPhone so I opted for the base model, 16GB version with WiFi. Must say, am using it for a lot more things than I first anticipated. Wish I'd got one sooner to be honest.
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Re: Tablet Wars

I am pleased with the Samsung Tab 10" II for viewing photos on Flickr anywhere - its slimline footprint fits most handbags ... the phone facility is useful for emergency comms/phone/texts too.

I am sure the games and lots of apps are also great - but really its useful with just the browse internet facility to keep in touch

I cannot believe the "Tablet" photo cameras are useful for anything other than facebook/social network snapshots/reportage or ebay for sale photos. Hopefully if they do upgrade significantly, we shall hear
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Re: Tablet Wars

I originally discounted cameras in tablets but they are useful for bar code scanning and things like augmented reality applications which can overlay information about a scene you can view via the camera. Front facing cameras also went out of style but are now back as video calling like have Skype become much more popular.

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Re: Tablet Wars

Thanks to a favourable purchase in Melbourne airport I now own two flavours of tablet. An iPad, full-size, and. Samsung Galaxy 32gb 7".

Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. I find the iPad is great for PC sized apps, browsing, and of course the keyboard is larger. However the Samsung has a more open file system and is great, with a USB adaptor, for backing up memory cards in the field. Also its smaller size means it is more portable. Oh, and the Samsung has far more storage and in-built GPS (my iPad is the wi-fi only version so needs a dingle for GPS.).
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....(my iPad is the wi-fi only version so needs a dingle for GPS.).
Isn't the 'dingle' for Blackberry usage only?

I'd heard the word 'dingleberry' and assumed this is what it meant?

Kian McCreath, 11, also said that his Blackberry was a dingleberry. Or was it another similar phrase he used....?


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Re: Tablet Wars

Well, having to attach a "dongle" is a pain in the **s, so, .....
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Well, having to attach a "dongle" is a pain in the **s, so, .....
I got the wifi and 4G - just has the first sim bil for it from Virgin nothing over the £7 as month and we did not use all the free time ; phone calss 150 mins and txts ... shame they do not carry forward mindd you we would end millionaire by units in 10 minths = as we are such low users ...
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[QUOTE=theMusicMan;203949]I have been looking for a tabled/pad device for a little while and though I am an Apple user, I couldn't really justify the £329 for the iPad 2 and certainly not the £399 asked for the latest iPad. However, when the iPad Mini was released, the £269 price tag seemed a little closer to what I was happy to spend.



If I wasn't already encapsulated in all things Mac, I would have possibly taken a closer look at the Google Nexus 7 - which at first glance looks fabulous.
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