View Poll Results: What is your tablet pleasure?
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I'm getting a 3G Galaxy Tab
I'm getting a WIFI Galaxy Tab
I'm holding out for a better tablet
Tablet? We don't need no stinkin' tablet, I have a computer!
Galaxy Tab vs Vaporware
I'm super excited for an Android tablet. I think it will be great on the coffee table to augment whatever is going on in the living room (TV, games, talking with friends, maybe controlling media, etc).
I really want a Google sanctioned tablet in my hands BUT... I kind of don't want a really big Galaxy S phone, not that there isn't anything wrong with a Galaxy S phone but after reading some of these "vaporware" specs, I think I want an Nvidia Tegra2 based tablet.
I'm just worried that I won't be able to wait, grab the Tab and then a month or two later have a bunch of Tegra2 based Google sanctioned android 2.3 or 3.0 tablets on the shelf. That being said it's not like the Tab won't be able to do what it can do just because other tablets are out.
Thoughts? What are you going to do?
- 10-25-2010, 02:56 PM #2
Personally I'd rather not have an Android phone AND a bigger Android device as a tablet. I'd like to get some variety - maybe when the next iPad comes out I'll get that. I haven't read anything about the Blackberry Playbook but I'll at least give it a look as well.
- 10-25-2010, 05:52 PM #3
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I don't think I can wait for something else to come out so I am seriously wanting to check out the Archos 101, it seems I have read that some people have one, but I haven't been able to find much on availability except that it was supposed to release mid Oct?
Last edited by smithe68; 10-25-2010 at 06:01 PM.
- 10-25-2010, 06:22 PM #5
- 10-25-2010, 09:12 PM #6Retired Moderator
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Vaporware?! You mean the Phantom is finally coming out after all those years?! Just kidding. I don't know about tablets. I can type pretty fast on a laptop and not nearly as fast on a tablet. I personally would not get a tablet except for developing purposes (this probably would mean the iPad [which I hate for regular use])
- 10-25-2010, 11:28 PM #7
This is what it will boil down to for me:
If I have a good couple of weeks, I'm buying the 3g tab. If my sales suck, I'll hold out for something elseI'm a tech junkie with a weak spot for Good Music, Good Beer, and Excellent Coffee.
- 10-26-2010, 09:38 AM #8
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It looks like the gen 8 Archos tabs are available in some countries, but not the US. I would really like to check out one once they release with Froyo, for half the price of the Samsung tab, I would likely be able to live with it not being quite as nice. Time will tell though as a ton of tabs hit the market before Christmas.
- 10-27-2010, 10:15 AM #9
I'm 89% sure that I will be getting the Blackberry Playbook. What will make it almost 100% is if I can get a straight up answer to two questions:
1. In WiFi only mode and not connected to a Blackberry will I have access to my hosted Exchange account (via Sherweb) and my IMAP accounts (google and hotmail)? This includes access to my emails, calendar, and contacts.
2. In WiFi only mode and not connected to a Blackberry will I have unified email, calendar, and contracts?
If not, I will get an Android tablet from HTC or Dell. They must have at least Gingerbread and guaranteed updates to future versions of Android, WITH OUT HAVING TO ROOT.Palm V => Palm Zire 31 => Palm Tungsten E => Palm 700WX => Sprint Touch => Sprint Hero => Droid Incredible => Galaxy Nexus
If you go the android way, it's going to be hard to get any vendor to offer a guarantee on an upgrade that isn't out yet. I mean what if Android 3.0 was three times the size as Android 2.2 and you ended with like 20 MB to use for personal storage - that wouldn't be a good upgrade. That being said most OEMs/carriers seem to be on an upgrade streak lately, it only helps sells.
You could always hold out... which is what I'm debating.
- 10-27-2010, 10:36 AM #11Palm V => Palm Zire 31 => Palm Tungsten E => Palm 700WX => Sprint Touch => Sprint Hero => Droid Incredible => Galaxy Nexus
- 10-27-2010, 11:54 AM #13
I have not posted in the CrackBery forums since!!Palm V => Palm Zire 31 => Palm Tungsten E => Palm 700WX => Sprint Touch => Sprint Hero => Droid Incredible => Galaxy Nexus
- 10-27-2010, 12:14 PM #14
We are holding out for something with a little more screen size. We both have Droid X's and the Galaxy tab isn't much bigger. And why is it a plus to be able to hold it in one hand?? That's a stretch. I for one was very disappointed the thing came out at 7" rather than 9" or even 10".Rew001's Smartphone History: Tmo Dash --> BB Curve --> BB Storm(1) --> iPhone 3GS -->Droid Incredible --> Droid X -->Galaxy Nexus --> iPhone 5 --> HTC DNA --> Galaxy S4!!
Also, who knows what apps will be out with the playbook.
- 10-27-2010, 01:12 PM #16
at 10" it's pretty much pointless to use unless you are sitting or laying down, or you have something to prop it up. Holding it and doing ANYTHING but flicking through webpages or a book is annoying to say the least.
at 10", even when it ads a camera, it's pretty much useless for Augmented reality applications, which should begin showing up with increasing frequency once faster speeds are available.
The tab feels insanely nice in the hand, and even people much smaller than me could operate it with ease while standing. It's also a LOT bigger than a Dx. Think of it this way, the difference between a Dx and a Incredible is .5 inches and it's a noticeable increase. This is a 3" difference. So while it, physically, is closer in size to the Dx than some people might like, the screen is huge comparatively.
It all comes down to personal preference, but don't write off the tab until you actually get to see one.I'm a tech junkie with a weak spot for Good Music, Good Beer, and Excellent Coffee.
- 10-27-2010, 03:13 PM #17
I'm looking to use a tablet for Internet access; light document creation and management; management of my email, calandar, contacts, tasks, and notes; short reading of Kindle books (1 hour or less); and light gaming on the go, at work and around the house.
- 10-27-2010, 03:33 PM #18Rew001's Smartphone History: Tmo Dash --> BB Curve --> BB Storm(1) --> iPhone 3GS -->Droid Incredible --> Droid X -->Galaxy Nexus --> iPhone 5 --> HTC DNA --> Galaxy S4!!
I have to say though, the 7" doesn't bother me, I guess depending on what you use it for you may want to be able to hold it with one hand. It's not a negative to me but I wouldn't not look at a 7"+ tablet either.
- 10-28-2010, 07:22 PM #21
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I'm thinking of getting a wifi only android tablet -- maybe the Samsung -- and then enabling the wifi hotspot on my EVO. It's $30 a month, and as far as I can tell, I can cancel and re-add it as much as I want, so it's like having off-contract 3G or 4G. I don't think I'll find an unlimited plan for better than $30 a month from any of the carriers, especially without a contract.
- 11-04-2010, 07:10 PM #22