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    Personally I think the Playbook announcement can only be great news for the iPad. The prospective release date of 1st quarter 2011 is very close to when a iPad 2G would be released so any killer advantages of the PlayBook over the iPad would presumably be addressed in the 2nd generation iPad.
    One thing that actually puts me off the PlayBook is the size - it's in no man's land - too large for a phone and too small for a truly usable tablet imho. I love the form factor of the iPad but then I guess I am not a true road warrior with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IpadOne View Post
    iConcerning Android, this OS will be soon the smartphone of the poor : less appís , cheap price, thousand of un-usefull feature but i donít see them being a real leader

    Last : Apple need to have a real competitor in iOs that will push them to be better
    That is pure opinion, nothing else. Thousands of non useful features? I guess that depends on who you are asking. A lot of this depends on the market you are looking into as well. In the USA I would say Android will become the smart phone of the masses, there is no such thing as a smart phone for the poor when you have to pay $40 a month for a limited data plan. People are tired of being tied to one crappy service provider in the USA as well. Of course, all of this has nothing to do with the Ipad ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IpadOne View Post
    iConcerning Android, this OS will be soon the smartphone of the poor : less appís , cheap price, thousand of un-usefull feature but i donít see them being a real leader

    Last : Apple need to have a real competitor in iOs that will push them to be better
    That is pure opinion, nothing else. Thousands of non useful features? I guess that depends on who you are asking. A lot of this depends on the market you are looking into as well. In the USA I would say Android will become the smart phone of the masses, there is no such thing as a smart phone for the poor when you have to pay $40 a month for a limited data plan. People are tired of being tied to one crappy service provider in the USA as well. Of course, all of this has nothing to do with the Ipad ....
    Dave did you buy an Android phone ???, i have several in my cabinet if you want i can send you some for good price Ö


    Concerning the Smartphone of the masses (or poor as you want) , how many people really use more than 12% of the web function in their mobile ???

    The Apple Ios device stay centered in the needing like: keep you busy while you are waiting or on transportation, GPS, music, function

    I know well ATT suck, and i am confident Apple will soon work with other operator in US.

    PS: my opinion is based on my knowledge from 1996 in mobile phone field , witch at that time the Leader is US based company ( Moto, Moto ) but being arrogant and deaf from the market Ö they go back on the queue i hope Apple will not do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by IpadOne View Post

    Dave did you buy an Android phone ???, i have several in my cabinet if you want i can send you some for good price Ö

    lol ... I wish you would have asked me that last week before we traded my wife's iPhone in for a Droid 2! I could have used a deal.

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    I don't find the bb that interesting, but I do like the Samsung Tab idea and plan to check it out if Sprint carries it. I see uses for both my iPad and a Tab, so I would not consider the other tablets a real threat - I just want a more portable tablet at times, even though I do carry my iPad with me many places I go.

    Truth is that Apple, BB, and Android all have their die-hard fans, as well as detractors, who will continue to defend them till death do them part, and there are others of us who don't give a hoot about the company or OS and just want to buy whatever tickles our fancy at the time. I think competition is great and in the end it is we consumers who win with awesome products continuously being released. Long live freedom of choice!

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    I'll let you know when its actually for sale and I can look at one. Until then, I'll be happily using my iPad. I wish them the best of luck though. Blackberry knows security and thats important to a lot of corporate users.

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    No matter how good it is I would still prefer the larger screen size, especially if it was retina quality.....

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    I would have to say the true advantage the iPad has to all these clones is......YOU CAN BUY ONE!!!

    Everything else is just vaporware until we see one in a store!

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    The other advantage to the iPad here are the apps. Apple's system is heavily supported by quality developers. That's nothing to take lightly in the forthcoming "tablet wars". But I agree with others here in that the form factor is a little small on the Playbook. The small form factor may be a result of running such high speced hardware and trying to keep the battery life manageable. Obviously I don't know that for sure but I don't see any other reason to go with a smaller screen as you're really not saving much space over an ipad when it comes to portability once you factor in all the other junk you need (case, accessories, etc.)

    I do like that BB didn't shy away from Flash, but I hope they give the ability to use it selectively like Android does. I'm not entirely sure if it's an Android thing, or a mobile Flash 10.1 thing; but with Android, while surfing flash content the user has to enable the flash instance as it's encountered. For example, if a web page has a flash ad and a flash video, the user will see two empty spaces with an arrow icon which they can click on to activate the particular Flash application of their choice or ignore them and browse without Flash running.

    Regarding Android, it's actually a pretty cool system. I have a Droid 1 that runs stock Android 2.2 OS (no garbage included from the phone manufacturer) and it really is a feature packed system. It's basically a small computer, complete with an accessible file system. Among other things, they have features available like App Inventor where you can actually create your own fully featured applications and have removed the need to be a programmer to do so. So it's not that Google aren't being clever with Android. The problem is that for most people the Android OS can actually be too complex in some cases and it's definitely not as well marketed or focused at the consumer as Apple's products.

    I think that complexity will allow for Android to be made into a nice tablet OS, something to likely to even replace a laptop, but IMO Android needs to partner with a very solid hardware company and really go all out with their official offerings. To date, the available Android tablets are all hacked together China knock-off hardware with the stock Android OS thrown on them.

    If we can get some good serious competition in the "slate tablet" market it's going to mean better options for us.
    Last edited by joephoto; 09-28-2010 at 03:06 PM.

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    I have flash on my droid and man it sucks!! So slow!


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