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 MysterMask on Sun 12th Aug 2012 15:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
MysterMask
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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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