Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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cool but
by fran on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:08 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Their is a Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with 2560 x 1600 resolution on it's way this year.
The Android App store is also growing with top tier Apps.
And developers is flocking to it.

"Tablet market is the iPad market"?..RDF sorry
If it has'nt a super duper mega pixel awesome zillion pixels now it's just not a tablet player?

Edited 2012-03-08 03:11 UTC

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RE: cool but
by leos on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:31 in reply to "cool but"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Their is a Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with 2560 x 1600 resolution on it's way this year.


Source?

The Android App store is also growing with top tier Apps.


Growing yes, but not anywhere close to the number of good iPad apps out there.

And developers is flocking to it.


Perhaps, but they're flocking more to the iOS platforms.

If it has'nt a super duper mega pixel awesome zillion pixels now it's just not a tablet player?


It is, but just a crappier tablet. Apple has raised the bar again.

And now that the iPad 2 is available for $399 I think it will canibalize some sales from the other tablets again. That seems to be the price most of them have settled at (judging from the local Best Buy)... So if you can get an iPad for that price, why bother with the others? (and yes, I have tried them and they're pretty crappy so far. And no, I don't own an iPad or plan to buy one. Just use them at work a lot).

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RE[2]: cool but
by WorknMan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:45 in reply to "RE: cool but"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

So if you can get an iPad for that price, why bother with the others? (and yes, I have tried them and they're pretty crappy so far. And no, I don't own an iPad or plan to buy one. Just use them at work a lot).


In the case of the Asus Transformer, you can get a keyboard dock that also extends the battery, and a USB port where you can plug in a mouse/gamepad/etc if you want.

You also get a USB and microSD card slot. And if you want HDMI out, you can use a $3 cable from Monoprice, instead of the $40+ dongle that Apple charges for.

As for apps, true that iOS has more, but unless your needs are very specific (like mine), the basics on Android are pretty well covered. Plus, you can run apps on it that are banned in the Apple walled garden, such as emulators. And I'm pretty sure you can run Ubuntu on it as well ;)

And if you think Android tablets are sluggish, you should try one of these with ICS installed. Plus, it has Google services nicely integrated, and the OS itself is leaps and bounds above iOS in the various ways you can configure it.

Now, don't get me wrong, the iPad is a great tablet, but certainly NOT the only game in town.

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RE[2]: cool but
by fran on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE: cool but"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

It is, but just a crappier tablet. Apple has raised the bar again.

Why, are you looking for the Higgs Boson particle?
Stil many people that even prefer e-ink

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RE[2]: cool but
by dsmogor on Fri 9th Mar 2012 21:45 in reply to "RE: cool but"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Android tablets are mostly fed by phone apps that are layout adaptable to tablets.
Upsides - phone apps look and function way better on android tablets and enable transition devices like Galaxy Note.
Downsides - the form factor potential is less realized than in case of dedicated pad apps
Nevertheless - new iPad is the first one I'd consider buying.

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