Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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RE: Reward Apple?
by chiwaw on Tue 14th Aug 2012 05:45 UTC in reply to "Reward Apple?"
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Apple produces the devices I most enjoy using and owning. The "walled garden" you mention is actually something I *want* on my portable devices. To the point that if I had to get an Android device, I'd probably stick to Kindle Fire because it has a somewhat more walled garden than the rest of the Android devices.

And whether you like it or not, Apple has more often been at the forefront of advancements than any other portable device makers. You make fun of getting rid of the floppy disk, but it IS an important detail. Sometimes having the guts of getting rid of legacy tech is almost as important getting new tech.

I agree with you on one thing tho: "suing every Android cell phone manufacturer". That little legal game is getting quite tiring and I just hope they'd stop already.

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