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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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Sun 12th Aug 2012 11:07 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

One omission is a rear-facing camera, but in all honesty, I consider that a feature, not a bug. You should not use a tablet to make photographs, period.

what a crap!

You are really start to be worst than Apple fanboys...

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by darseex on Sun 12th Aug 2012 12:21 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
darseex Member since:
2010-12-06

You're right. What the world needs is even more Instagram'd pictures of people pointing their tablets into the mirror.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by MysterMask on Sun 12th Aug 2012 15:24 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

Just the normal reaction of Thom. If it's Android, it's "a feature" or "you don't need it". If it's from Apple, you're in "danger of losing your freedom", "it's bad", "you're being patronized", ...

I call that a hypocrite. E. g.

"Save for the lower PPI screen and lack of a front-facing camera, the Nexus 7 holds its own against the iPad 3"

Of course he omits the possibility to have an iPad with more than a meager 16GB of RAM. Without an option to expand memory with the Nexus (hey, hasn't that been a constant point of critic when talking about Apple products so far?), mobile usage is limited especially since there is also no UMTS option. And he also omits the screen size difference (its not just the resolution), the vast amount of tablet size optimized software, etc. etc. .. a typical Thom piece ..

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by Yoko_T on Tue 14th Aug 2012 00:56 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

"One omission is a rear-facing camera, but in all honesty, I consider that a feature, not a bug. You should not use a tablet to make photographs, period.

what a crap!

You are really start to be worst than Apple fanboys...
"

Dude, anyone *STUPID* enough to take a picture with a tablet *DESERVES* to get mugged.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by daedalus on Tue 14th Aug 2012 07:39 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

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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