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Badonkadonk
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Re: [iPhone] Bigger Fail Than Maps ...

Weird. My dad looks at my sons' Transformer Prime and Galaxy Tabs and makes comments about how he likes those and the stuff they can do that he can't. He hates iTunes.

It only makes sense that many prefer non-Apple stuff. After all, 49% of tablet users can't be wrong.
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Count Zero
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49%?
»www.macrumors.com/2012/07/25/ipa···2q-2012/

Try: A fragmented portion of the market driven mainly by fad products like the Kindle Fire.
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Count Zero
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btw - what can a galaxy tab or transformer prime do that an iPad cannot? I mean aside form downloading porn apps.

Badonkadonk
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said by Count Zero:

49%?
»www.macrumors.com/2012/07/25/ipa···2q-2012/

Try: A fragmented portion of the market driven mainly by fad products like the Kindle Fire.

I was wrong. 48%, not 49%.

»www.journalism.org/analysis_repo···ile_news

The advent of the new lower-priced tablets in late 2011 brought in a new crop of tablet owners. Now, just over half, 52%, of tablet owners report owning an iPad, compared with 81% a year ago. Nearly half, 48%, now own an Android-based device; about half of them, 21%, Kindle Fires. iPad owners, however, stand out from Android owners: they use their tablet more often in general and more often for news. Android users are more likely to use social networks and follow news that comes from friends and family.

The Kindle is a fad? Haha, just wait. The decline is in full force, you just don't see it yet. Kind of like a frog slowly being boiled.

said by Count Zero:

btw - what can a galaxy tab or transformer prime do that an iPad cannot? I mean aside form downloading porn apps.

Simple folder to folder file transfers.
Customizable
ROMable
Ports (not on the Tab)
Expandable memory (not on the Tab)
Widgets
Choice of Marketplace
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Count Zero
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So widgets.....
Everything else you mentioned is trivial or actually exists on the iPad in some fashion.

Badonkadonk
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said by Count Zero:

So widgets.....
Everything else you mentioned is trivial or actually exists on the iPad in some fashion.

Pretty funny. When Apple doesn't have something, it "exists in some fashion", but when Android works with a device but not in the same way as iStuff, it's an "afterthought at best." Funny stuff.

As for BT sound quality, most of the reviewers say they can't tell a difference. BT audio has come a long way. Well, at least for non-iStuff. Don't know about the Apple things, since they can't even do NFC. I don't expect much.
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Re: [iPhone] Bigger Fail Than Maps ...

SD cards (expandable storage). Keyboard and mouse (in the case of my transformer, makes it VERY usable for productivity). Keep your wallet a little thicker.


Count Zero
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Personally haven't found a need for more storage that 32GB iPad (had a 64GB iPad 1 and didn't feel the need to stay that big for the 2) - and with cloud based storage it really just hasn't been a need.

I got a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard case for my iPad for charting at work - so I do agree it's a sometimes useful thing - but is easily available for iPad. Haven't needed or wanted a mouse but I do have a stylus for charting more efficiently.


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Both my 64GB iPad 3 and 64GB iPhone 5 are consistently full and if not for iTunes Match I would be seriously screwed in terms of being able to carry my media content. With my transformer, I have 32GB onboard, plus a 32GB micro SD and in the keyboard dock another 32GB full size SD.

BT keyboards suck ass with the iPad. I easily out type them and have to wait for them to catch up...not so with my physically connected Transformer dock with integrated trackpad which turns my Transformer into a handy netbook with 14 hour battery life. Worse, no pointing device for iPad, so when you have it propped up on a stand you still have to reach up to point rather than being able to mouse-about. Bad for productivity apps like Numbers, Pages and remote desktop apps. Remote desktop back to a Mac or PC on the 1920x1080p Transformer with a real keyboard and mouse is pretty sweet.

I wish a serious dock system was available for iPad like the one available for the Transformer, nearly as much as I wish the Transformer would run an OS other than horrible Android.


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You should check out the Logitech keyboard - I easily type between 60-90wpm on it without lag.

I should add you carry around a LOT of stuff if you're filling up to 96GB worth of media cards! I guess I just keep a work-out music playlist on my iPad and a bunch of PDFs and other work related stuff and then stream movies over Netflix & Hulu, so 32GB is plenty for me for now.


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I have a Dinovo Edge and out type it with ease. On Mac and PC the Dinovo is great but BTKBing sucks with the iPad. I also tried a couple of my crapbox BT keyboards, an adesso and some Fry's junk I can't even remember the name of, all them them pause randomly and I have to stop and wait. And even then, without a desktop pointing device, the iPad is still limited for productivity (which is why I have a Macbook Air).

I like the TF's ability to be a tablet or a ultrathin 14HR netbook. If only it didn't run such a shitty OS, it would be awesome. Too bad Microsoft won't license Win 8 RT for non-OEM devices.

I really expected a 128GB iPad this go around. 64GB doesn't cut it. I keep lots of movies and TV shows on mine for watching when I'm at the gym or stuck waiting for something.


Count Zero
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Wifi or tethering at the gym FTW :-P

That 128GB iPad has to be coming sooner or later.

Would be interesting if Apple did allow for a mouse on the iPad - Would make it more of a laptop replacement for many.


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1 recommendation

No wifi at my small gym...I use Clear's unlimited WiMax for 8-12Mb service. $50 and truly unlimited, at least until Clear goes bankrupt.


Count Zero
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Yeah they didn't have wifi at my for the longest time - used the 3G on my iPad or tethering from iPhone for the longest time. That's why I was so happy to see tethering made part of the family share plans!


drew
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reply to Count Zero
said by Count Zero:

You should check out the Logitech keyboard - I easily type between 60-90wpm on it without lag.

No issues with the Apple BT keyboard on my iPad 1.
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said by drew:

No issues with the Apple BT keyboard on my iPad 1.

I actually use a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard with my iPad 1, no joke. It works perfectly, although I've had to "discover" which of the modifier keys (Control, Alt, etc.) had which function on iOS.

When it comes to input lag and other weirdness with the keyboard, I've found almost every time that it comes down to the app I'm using. QuickOffice, for example, is completely unusable with a BT keyboard on the iPad 1 due to massive input delay. DocumentsToGo, on the other hands, works great. The WordPress app used to get extremely laggy once you'd typed more than 3 or 4 paragraphs but I haven't had that problem with the latest version(s) of it.

I've done a fair amount of word processing on the iPad with this keyboard and it's mostly been quite acceptable.
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