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    Quote Originally Posted by tebletfan View Post
    I agree. Android tablets aren't there yet.

    Just like 2 years ago, Android phones weren't there yet. Today they own the market and the momentum.

    After my short experience with the IPad, I'll confidently bet a paycheck that IPads will meet the same fate. Once Android tablets get off the ground. Android just hasn't found "the one" yet. They will. And I'll be ready.
    I don't know that they "own" the market. The iPhone is one phone and amounts for nearly as many devices as all the Android phones combined. That's like comparing sales of the Corvette with all the other cars on the road.

    It might be interesting for you to know that there were more Verizon iPhones sold to Verizon Android customers than to ATT iPhone customers.

    Eventually someone will create an Android tablet that people will buy... At one time all the PCs in the world were IBMs, but the fact that other companies make and sell PCs doesn't prevent IBM from making a profit or a good product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebletfan View Post
    It might be interesting for you to know that there were more Verizon iPhones sold to Verizon Android customers than to ATT iPhone customers.
    Huh? Not really surprising that more customers are switching to another phone with the same plan than to another provider for the same phone.

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    I've thought of jailbreaking (aka "rooting"). It probably would give me more of what I want.

    But I was reading today how Apple disabled the latest IPad 2 jailbreak. So not knowing much about it, I'm given the impression that it's a constant battle between breaking and patching, like virus and antivirus software.

    Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USBill View Post

    I don't know that they "own" the market. The iPhone is one phone and amounts for nearly as many devices as all the Android phones combined. That's like comparing sales of the Corvette with all the other cars on the road.

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    Or like comparing the sales of Macs with all other (Windows) computers on the earth.

    Yea, it's just like that. Which is kinduv my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebletfan
    I waited for a few hours on Friday to buy and Ipad 2 (64GB wifi). And I'm really disappointed in it.

    Unbelievably, I'm 80-90% I'm going to return it. Even if it costs me ~$100 bucks restock fee.

    I should have realized there was something wrong when I saw all of the people around me in line had IPhones, and I have (and love) my Droid.

    Here's what disappoints. I am blown away how much IPads CAN'T do. It's too locked down. I don't want a hardware extension of ITunes, with all it's limitations. I want a tablet that actually does things computers do.

    IPad isn't it. Unfortunately, Android hasn't released the IPad competitor yet.

    But now I'm convinced...as cool as IPads are (and they are...what they do they do GREAT), IPads will eventually be overtaken by Android once the Android tablet market takes off.

    I'm disappointed. Mostly in myself for wasting a hundred bucks. But I'd rather pay $100 for something I don't have than pay $800 for something I have but don't use.
    What's shocking is you stood in line for the 2nd generation of a device whose 1st generation you apparently knew nothing about. If you want a tablet that works like a PC, they do exist you know. Windows made a bunch of them a long time ago, they are the ones with the stylus. The modern day tablet is an extension of your PC. This claim you make about android taking over in the tablet space sounds funny to me. The mobile space and tablet space are too different beasts. Android had advantages in the sense that they were pretty much available on every carrier on hundreds of different devices. No single android device can see the iPhone in sales. As for tablets android will not dominate, neither would they make the Tablet you are looking for. The modern day tablet have been deemed post PC devices. They are not supposed to function like PCs that's what PCs are for. I got the iPad 2 as well and I don't even use my laptop anymore. I'm loving all the things it can do, for the things it can't, I'll just use my Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USBill
    I don't know that they "own" the market. The iPhone is one phone and amounts for nearly as many devices as all the Android phones combined. That's like comparing sales of the Corvette with all the other cars on the road.
    I'd be interested to see how Apple's competitors react as well. The problem is that Apple has a very solidly-entrenched first-mover advantage, coupled with its highly popular products, which makes difficult for rivals, no matter how good they are, to gain enough of a foothold. Look at other businesses with a similar position: Google in search engines, Facebook in social networks and Windows in operating systems. Even though a competing product might be 'better', it simply can't dislodge the market leader in that space.
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    lol at this post.

    an android user buying the ipad 2 because of looks, with no research into what actually it does. money well spent

    and i'm not a particular apple fan, but dont expect android tablets to be anywhere near as popular as apple's for years and years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebletfan View Post
    I think the tipping point for me was VLC media player. You can "stream" movies to your IPad but not copy them. Why NOT be able to copy them over? Because Steve Jobs doesn't want me to? That's irritating as hell.
    You can copy them over although I think with VLC player you need to do this through iTunes over USB. I would recommend OPlayer which I think is a more complete player and you can pull things down to the iPad from a NAS over Wifi in addition to via iTunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebletfan View Post
    Here's what disappoints. I am blown away how much IPads CAN'T do. It's too locked down. I don't want a hardware extension of ITunes, with all it's limitations. I want a tablet that actually does things computers do.

    IPad isn't it. Unfortunately, Android hasn't released the IPad competitor yet.
    i feel you on that. i'd love to have a full functioning OS on a tablet. i wouldn't care if it's windows or osx (i have tried ubuntu on my tablets but too much was broken at the time). there are options out there right now, but they really don't seem worth the price for the quality and are still too bulky. right now i think the ipad is the best tablet out there. i can't wait for android tablets to make something that wasn't rushed to beat ipad out the door (xoom) or tied to a phone carrier - these aren't frikken phones!

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    Excuse me, but what part of

    it is not a computer did you miss before you made the purchase?
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