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: Comment by kovacm
by daedalus on Tue 14th Aug 2012 07:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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Watching the men's 200m final in the Olympics, I couldn't help but cringe when I saw someone near the front of the crowd taking photos of Usain Bolt's celebrations with an iPad. Waving it around in front of everyone else like a big plank of wood, precariously holding it with one hand to as to reach the shutter button with their other. I mean, really, how was that any more convenient than bringing a small, compact camera? And that's not even considering the fact that any compact camera will run rings around any tablet or phone camera with respect to image quality.

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