Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 21:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The iPad pretty much has the tablet market all to itself at this point, since no serious competitor has yet been released. We've been teased to death with the first real competitor, a device from Samsung called the Galaxy Tab. It has been officially unveiled today, and it indeed looks like the first serious competition to the iPad. It runs Android, naturally.
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jimmystewpot
Member since:
2006-01-19

For all the complaints about apple there are a few things that they have got right. The biggest in my view is their strength against the carriers... what do you I mean? The answer is simple. On all the apple wireless products there is no bloatware, no carrier cruft, they don't hold back updates waiting for some monkey to check that the bloatware works at a satisfactory level.. When I look over the fence at ALL of the competing mobile platforms they are all suffering from the same poor reputation with users for the simple fact that the carriers and handset manufacturers are contaminating the experience with either bad software that they install, holding back the software updates required to fix stuff... the list goes on and on and on.. Now we have the Galaxy tab and all I can see it offering is a bigger screen to install more bloatware... The carriers are going to love it.. 300 pieces of bloatware running on the same screen at the same time... intead of the usual 50 pieces. AWESOME!!!

Common Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia.. Get a grip users don't want the carrier to install software, hold back updates until it suits them.. we are not talking about phones here.. we are talking about SMART Phones.. they are more PC than phone.. </end rant>

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Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Because we all know that PC OEMs provide users with clean vanilla OSs on their *tops, instead of a system packed with and bogged down by all kinds of bloat/spy/adware, right?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, I'd rather see this problem being solved by people buying handsets from the manufacturer or from carrier-agnostic stores, instead of buying "carrier-blessed" phones.

The advantages are many and obvious :
-No more bloatware
-Updates for everyone
-People have a better understanding of how much each device costs
-Carriers can't use "but we reimburse the handset" as an excuse for forcing people to stay 1-2 years with them
-Carriers can't use it as an excuse for their pricing either

Edited 2010-09-06 08:29 UTC

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