Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Geeks.com sent us in an Android 2.2 tablet, the MID M80003W. They recently populated their store with a number of cheap tablets, so we thought it was a good idea to see what one could expect from these products that seem to have flooded the market recently.
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RE: Young market
by Kroc on Fri 8th Apr 2011 11:26 UTC in reply to "Young market"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Do less?

Where is iPad’s Garage Band for the PC?

For regular users, the iPad is the first computer that does more for them. It doesn't do everything _we_ want it to, but it opens up functionality they never knew existed on a typical PC (glorified Internet box to most).

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RE[2]: Young market
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 8th Apr 2011 11:44 in reply to "RE: Young market"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

For regular users, the iPad is the first computer that does more for them.


...but they can't use it without first learning how to use a normal computer so they can run iTunes.

Argument fail.

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RE[3]: Young market
by t3RRa on Fri 8th Apr 2011 13:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Young market"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

At Apple store the staff members would help activating for the first time, Afterwards, buyers do not really need to use iTunes at all unless they have something of need. So they do not really need to learn how to use normal computers either.

Argument fail.

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RE[3]: Young market
by Kroc on Fri 8th Apr 2011 13:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Young market"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Argument fail.


Excuse me? You’re talking to the guy who posted this: http://www.osnews.com/story/24489/What_Apple_Mean_by_Post-PC_

That's my argument! ;)

Look, geeks are too blinded to admit it, but user-experience trumps power. The future is devices that put user experience first.

Google, and many technologists think this is about mobile OSes. It's not. It's about user experience. Apple don't sell an OS, they sell a tablet. A tablet that is a run away success whence we've had tablets since 2003 and they were a flop. The user experience is the difference. iPod. iPhone. iPad. How could any geek be so zealous to be blind to this fact? Apple are successful not because of marketing (they have a smaller budget than others), not because of technology (they have a smaller R&D than others), but because when a consumer users an Apple product it's so vastly better in their experience that they have to tell their friends about it. Any customer I’ve had that has switched to Mac has told me that they won't ever go back. Is it because the Mac had more RAM? No. Faster processor? No. You can get bigger and faster for less anywhere. Simple, it's a better user experience, period.

This is what I mean when an iPad is a better computer and does more for regular users.

The iPad has fatal flaws, put in place by Apple who don't want to see the full potential of the device at this time—it is tethered to iTunes.

That doesn't make it less of a better tablet than any other tablet out there, it just makes it less of an iPad. Until something comes along that can equal the user experience of an iPad (software polish, something Android is comprehensively terrible at) then geeks will continue to vent their frustrations at a device that outsells everything but offers less for geeks.

Geeks need to get over themselves and realise that they don't matter any more. Computers aren't tools just for engineers, they're something everybody of all walks of life want and use.

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RE[2]: Young market
by fatjoe on Fri 8th Apr 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE: Young market"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Where is iPad’s Garage Band for the PC?.


Are you seriously claiming that there are no equals to garageband on PC?? Did you know that
1. GarageBand is available on mac (which is a PC) too.
2. GarageBand is generally considered among the least sophisticated desktop music application. Even in the "just a toy" section there are better and more institutive tools on PC (e.g. fruity loops, ACID, Reason and many many more).


Yes, Android lacks anything remotely as good as GarageBand. But comparing garageband on ipad to PC software? dude, what planet are you from??

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RE[3]: Young market
by Kroc on Fri 8th Apr 2011 13:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Young market"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The planet where normal computer users live.

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RE[2]: Young market
by Neolander on Fri 8th Apr 2011 15:17 in reply to "RE: Young market"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Are you really telling me that you don't believe that music production software aimed at kids doesn't exist on regular computers ? ;)

The argument "regular people (an expression that's much too often used as a graceful way to say "idiots") don't know what they can do with their PCs, so PCs are crap" is invalid here. This post was about "as far as I'm concerned". I know what a computer can truly do, and a pretty application grid won't impress me ;)

Edited 2011-04-08 15:22 UTC

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