Hi there, I have just joined in the hope these boards might help me make a decision on which internet tablet to buy. I am due to buy either July or August so plenty of time to research.
I'm very torn at the moment.
My phone is an Android which I do love very much, lots of customization, roms etc etc. It does everything you need a smartphone to do.
I recently decided to get an ipad 2 but am unsure due to it being so locked down and lack of connectivity for external devices. What I do like about it is the screen display, responsiveness, graphics and build quality of course. I do know a little about jailbreak but not enough to want to attempt it on such an expensive device so for the first couple of months at least, would be using it out of the box.
My other option would be to get an Android tablet (sorry if that's swearing on here) but in comparison, battery life is poor. Most of them at the moment have resistive touch screen or tft which I really am not keen on. The plus side is that I could get a really cheap one for a year and then upgrade in a year when more are out with better quality all round. However, not sure I am that patient.
I'm leaning toward the ipad in all honest at the moment because I have seen both 1 and 2 in action and been very impressed. I know there are more apps available for ipad 1 and 2, android has very few games that are optimzed for tablets and not all their tablets have 3d acceleration which I personally think is quite an essential part.
I hate my laptop, it's windows, slow and often explorer stops responding and I have to wait a couple of minutes for it to right itself and quite frankly am sick of the more or less daily windows updates. lol.
I know the ipad can't replace my laptop, neither could an android but considering what I do mostly is browse, email and message boards, the ipad or another tablet should do the job nicely. The additional bonus being that I would probably enjoy playing motor racing games on a tablet. I never play games on the laptop, no desire to, it's a heap of rubbish. lol.
So sorry for the long introduction, hope it's ok to post so much in this thread.
Any information on what an ipad can do that the other tablets can't would be greatly appreciated.
Will stop for now and hope to become a good community member.
Thanks for taking time to read my introduction.