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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutsnbolts View Post
    Too bad about your experience with the xoom, it was probably just the settings they had as a demo unit. ......(the rest deleted)
    YIKES!!! Your first post to this forum is to be pejorative? You won't last long on this forum. In fact, I hope you are still here Nutsnbolts so you can remove your offending note or edit. Play nicely or go somewhere else.
    Last edited by MattIM; 03-20-2011 at 08:42 PM. Reason: thanks Moderator Marie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    Erm.....html5 is not just official, it's out and about and in the wild on the Internet. Apple are very unlikely to support Flash......very, very unlikely.

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    HTML5 is already used, as you pointed out. However, the specifications are not yet final. As of now HTML5 is more of a rough draft with many holes still to close, for example specifying which video format to use.

    It is estimated, that the W3C will finish HTML5 specifications and set it as a standard by 2014.
    HTML5 standard by 2014

    So it clearly isn't official, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattIM View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nutsnbolts View Post
    Too bad about your experience with the xoom, it was probably just the settings they had as a demo unit. ......(the rest deleted)
    YIKES!!! Your first post to this forum is to be pejorative? You won't last long on this forum. In fact, I hope you are still here Nutsnbolts so you can remove your offending note or edit. Play nicely or go somewhere else.

    Bless your heart, Matt. Thank YOU.
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    First, Flash on Xoom is still a beta version and does not work well yet. Usually at a lower resolution. Second, there are some sites which video is supported by iOS but not Android, so you might gain some sites, but not get others. My personal feeling is that Flash is dying and nothing Adobe does is going to change that. They may eventually merge it with HTML5 so they can save face, but it is still going away. And just because something is not official, really means little today. At this stage, all that is left is the minor details. Do not forget, that you could get 802.11n wifi servers for a long time before it was official. And all Apple did when it became official was to send out a update to activate it. Amost everyone was using 802.11n by that time.

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    You can already run android on a virtual machine.
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    I ordered an iPad 2 not because I think it's better than the Xoom or the upcoming HP TouchPad (I love webOS). I ordered it because of apps and Apple is on gen 2 and the others are still rushing to get gen 1 products out.

    Apple will have a more polished experience, a more robust ecosystem and far more accessory support than anyone for quite some time. I'll check again in 18 months, but for now, Apple has them beat.

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    Well, the iPad by now is a mature product and with a second iteration-as limited as folks may say it is-it's going to be hard to beat for a variety of reasons. Just about all the others either have barely gotten out of the gate or haven't even gotten to the racetrack to begin with. Even if some other tablet beats it by specifications and features, it won't beat the iPad on price. Or vice-versa. And none of that is to talk about the build QUALITY of the iPad. I'll bet dollars to donuts that an unprotected iPad will fare a lot better than a protected Xoom or other tablet dropped onto a hard floor from, say, four or five feet. And let's face it...the iPad is just a sexy-looking critter. I haven't seen anything else out there that remotely looks as beautiful as an iPad.

    As for Flash, I'll say it again: on a portable device, Flash is dead to me. I don't miss it at all. And I certainly don't miss the bazillion annoying in-your-face ADS throughout the web that are Flash-based! I have seen some HTML5 and it's very nice...and nowhere NEAR as resource-hoggy as Flash. More and more people are sharing these observations.

    Sometimes I think these other tablets are actually trying to do TOO MUCH, which cuts down on the actual user experience of the device's actual performance altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnmedic View Post
    I'll bet dollars to donuts...
    Can I just have the donuts? I'm hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4estGump

    Can I just have the donuts? I'm hungry!
    I'll take your dollars...you can take my donuts. I'm on a diet anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    Erm.....html5 is not just official, it's out and about and in the wild on the Internet. Apple are very unlikely to support Flash......very, very unlikely.

    The Archangel
    HTML5 is already used, as you pointed out. However, the specifications are not yet final. As of now HTML5 is more of a rough draft with many holes still to close, for example specifying which video format to use.

    It is estimated, that the W3C will finish HTML5 specifications and set it as a standard by 2014.
    HTML5 standard by 2014

    So it clearly isn't official, yet.

    that what i thought so, adobe flash are dying. as most website covert to simple and easy to use video basic.

    i think adobe flash in race to win video contest on html 5 or bust business... this reason i think flash will on ipad but not yet find suit for tablet platfrom. i think because tablet are operate on weak or same battery people will not buy tablet if 1 to 3 hours on high power flash software that have to charge with lap your leg.. this reason apple reject so they can operate longest that it 10 hours... with low power video software... which you want... longest are better so you can use it in anywhere...

    my girlfriend want RIM playbook as they do have flash as she love play facebook cityville and fronter to west, etc etc they are on flash platfom which ipad not have it due flash. this reason my girlfriend want buy RIM blackberry playbook, she say no mind XOOM as they also have flash...

    for me i stick to ipad as alots best and usefully in your life, also i have on iphone app so they wont not waste money if i buy ipad anyway.... and ipad are cheapest on market that other tablet ie. xoom.


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