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ilikeme
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reply to 90115534

Re: iPad Mini

If I buy an iPad it will be the normal sized one.



Jackarino
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I still think the Kindle Fire will hold a nice chuck of market share when/if the ipad "mini" comes out.
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pcdebb
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reply to 90115534

i have an iPad "maxi" so...no



Silvanos
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reply to 90115534

No, I just bought a Kindle fire hd and I like it a lot.



Paul928

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reply to 90115534

I currently have an iPad 3rd. Gen, and also a Nexus 7. I have no use for the iPad mini, I do like the smaller form factor though. I find myself bringing my Nexus 7 everywhere I go, and using it much more than my iPad.


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said by Majestik:

If i can move my grandfathered unlimited to a gsm version i would.

Can't you just Bridge the iPad to your iPhone and share the Internet connection?


Thinkdiff
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AT&T doesn't include mobile hotspot with the plan. You need to "upgrade" to a capped plan AND pay extra, or use their mobile share plans.
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AnonFTW

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No, but I am impatiently waiting for an updated 27" iMac. I don't even care about a retina display, just put a better processor and graphics card in the thing.



skeechan
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reply to Thinkdiff

Customers like caps, AT&T said so. Good for ya boy, eat it.



Thaler
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reply to Thinkdiff

said by Thinkdiff:

AT&T doesn't include mobile hotspot with the plan. You need to "upgrade" to a capped plan AND pay extra, or use their mobile share plans.

Or jailbreak it...or does AT&T still crack down on unauthorized mobile hotspot usage?


Majestik
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reply to markf

said by markf:

said by Majestik:

If i can move my grandfathered unlimited to a gsm version i would.

Can't you just Bridge the iPad to your iPhone and share the Internet connection?

I see no reason to do this if i have $30/month unlimited data on my Ipad.
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Octavean
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I have a third gen iPad already as well as two HP Touchpad units (16GB and 32GB) running Android and WebOS respectively. So I guess my answer would be no. Although I could sell the HP tablets and maybe buy the mini. There would have to be some advantage for doing so though,…



gjrhine

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reply to 90115534

dumb poll before specs



Snakeoil
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reply to Octavean

Only advantage I can think of is keeping everything synched.



Octavean
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Well, I mean an advantage with respect to hardware configuration and price. For example I bought the new iPad which was basically an entry level unit (16GB / WiFi only). If the mini had a significantly lower price for more storage and or cellular connectivity it would be more attractive. If it were just a slightly smaller version with a slightly lower price then I wouldn’t see the point.



rjackal
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October 23rd...

»www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/12/a···i-event/



Michail
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reply to 90115534

Personally, I'd rather have a larger (wider) iPhone screen. Odd timing considering that Samsung just announced the mini Galaxy S3 that is the size of the iPhone 5.

I think Apple may just be chasing lower price points at this time. I worry about that as they seem to be trending to sacrificing quality. Some of the inferior displays offered on some of the macbook airs area a good example. TN panels should be illegal and a worldwide ban needs to be established. TN panels are heinous garbage.


Forhad

join:2012-10-03
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reply to 90115534

Definitely I'll buy it.



Alcohol
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No. I'm more interested in the hybrid ultrabooks. You can remove the screen and use it as a tablet or you can dock it and use it as a laptop. It's not that much more expensive and it can run full windows.

Normal tablets seems so incompetent ever since i watched the announcements for the touchscreen laptops. Ipad and nexus are mobile OS that are very restrictive.

I also like the laptops where you can flip the keyboard around and use it as a base for a tablet.

Use the laptop and convert it to a tablet when you need. It beats having 2 different devices. One for fun and one for productivity.
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Octavean
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I would like to see Apple do something like this as well. I would like to be able to dock the iPad with an Apple keyboard doc which has an additional battery, USB port, card reader and so on.

I’d even go one step further to say that I would like a Mac Book Air like keyboard doc that runs OS X on an iPad screen when docked together. When separated the iPad can go back to iOS. Software would let you remote into the Mac Book Air like keyboard dock when not connected.

I’d also like to be able to dock an iPad with a Mac Mini and use the iPad as a display for the mini.



Thinkdiff
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said by Octavean:

I’d also like to be able to dock an iPad with a Mac Mini and use the iPad as a display for the mini.

»itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-disp···927?mt=8

The other stuff, not gonna happen.
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Jackarino
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Good app



Octavean
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reply to Thinkdiff

Fully aware that its likely to never happen I was only referring to what I would like to see. I’ve seen concept devices they may have come to market doing something similar with Windows and Android so it technically already been done.

For what its worth Air Display always seemed a little sketchy to me.



Thinkdiff
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said by Octavean:

Fully aware that its likely to never happen I was only referring to what I would like to see. I’ve seen concept devices they may have come to market doing something similar with Windows and Android so it technically already been done.

Apple's done a dock before, too. In 1992 for the PowerBook Duo line. I really don't see them doing it again. None of the previous dock-type devices have caught on, and I don't think they will in the future. Just my opinion though.

said by Octavean:

For what its worth Air Display always seemed a little sketchy to me.

Sketchy in what way? It worked well when I tried it out about a year ago. Some lag, but that's to be expected over Wifi.
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Octavean
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I was referring to the Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid Tablet

»www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/leno···essions/

I don’t think they ever went to market with it though. Excellent idea IMO and I don’t recall seeing anything like this concept.

That’s what I was suggestion by “sketchy”. I should have just said laggy.



Alcohol
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said by Octavean:

I was referring to the Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid Tablet

»www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/leno···essions/

I don’t think they ever went to market with it though. Excellent idea IMO and I don’t recall seeing anything like this concept.

That’s what I was suggestion by “sketchy”. I should have just said laggy.

I've seen some nice concepts for windows 8. Not 2 different OS but that seems more cumbersome than having metro and desktop for windows.

HP Envy 2 looks like something you might want to look at. But i've seen all OEMs, sony samsung asus have their own hybrids.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHroxzEZfIY

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jack322

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reply to 90115534

I already have iPad 2 and iPhone 4. I won't by iPad Mini.



Octavean
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Asus has a Transformer All-In-One Android and Windows 8 hybrid 18.4-inch desktop / tablet:

»www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus···mer-aio/

Great concept design IMO, not necessarily practical due to the size of the tablet though. Not totally unmanageable considering there are 17” laptops,….just no 18.4” tablets,……

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9LIk9i3···=related


Alcohol
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said by Octavean:

Asus has a Transformer All-In-One Android and Windows 8 hybrid 18.4-inch desktop / tablet:

»www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus···mer-aio/

Great concept design IMO, not necessarily practical due to the size of the tablet though. Not totally unmanageable considering there are 17” laptops,….just no 18.4” tablets,……

(youtube clip)

Yeah, the concepts only work if the tablet is under 13". I'm personally going to go for either the lenovo »www.engadget.com/2012/10/09/leno···nounced/ or the asus.

I like the dell concepts but i'm not sure i trust dell hardware.
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gjrhine

join:2001-12-12
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reply to 90115534

Is it supposed to have a cell radio?