Ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by cellur111, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. cellur111

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    I heard that its way more expensive and worse then other products like the amazon kindle fire is it true?
     
  2. Skull One

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    Depends. Are you asking an iPad fanboi, a Kindle fanboi, a Android fanboi or a Surface fanboi?

    IPad fanboi will say: "It is the best product on the market for the money".

    Kindle fanboi will say: "iPad costs $129 more to read a book. Seems like a waste of money you could spend on books instead".

    Android fanboi will say: "iOS is a walled gardened. Sure Kindle is sort of locked too but it is more open than iOS".

    Surface fanboi will say: "iOS and Android inhales profusely. MS for the WIN".
     
  3. KevinJS

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    How do you define "worse"? In terms of hardware alone, other tablets offer more for less, but is that the whole story? In my opinion it isn't, but that's just my opinion. You have to do your research and figure out which product is right for you. Cadillac and Chevrolet offer the same lumps of plastic and metal, but one costs substantially more than the other, yet there is a market for both. I would say the same applies here.

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  4. iJamesH

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    Well it's worse that it can't beam you to planet Vulkan but what tablet can.
     
  5. KevinJS

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    Mine did. Where do you think I found Adama?
     
  6. iJamesH

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    Had to find out how you did that than I checked Settings > General > Transporter > Beam To Vulkan problem solved!!!!!
     
  7. KevinJS

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    No, it's Settings/Admiral, not Settings/General

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  8. iJamesH

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    That's if you updated to ios6 I'm still on ios5.1.1.
     
  9. lecycliste

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    Gues the Transporter feature isn't supported by the iPhone 4S hardware, even with iOS 6...
     
  10. AQ_OC

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    I'm a big Amazon prime user, so the Kindle fire HD ought to be right up my alley. In fact, I may still get one. I already have a Kindle Fire, and I find the excessively thick skin they put over Android to be too confining for my tastes. Instead of a general purpose tablet, it is like a device designed strictly to serve up Amazon content and very little else. As a tablet, I grab my Google Nexus 7 before putting my hands on my Kindle Fire, which has been buried under a heap of stuff on my desk for a month or so. It does hold battery life well.

    Frankly, there is little that I can do in the Fire that I can't do on an iPad. Even their instant videos play in my iPad, as there is an App. The Amazon cloud player works too, but it designed for a phone. The Kindle book reader is there, as is Audible.com (an iphone app). I think the only thing I don't get is the lending library, but that isn't that important to me because since I read all day I dont' want to read for pleasure...I listen to audiobook instead.

    But still, the regular Kindle can be rooted and one can run JellyBean on it. I might do that, or just give it to my brother for Xmas and he will get the skin off it in under two seconds. The HD kindles have some nice hardware, so they may still be worth consideration...either as an Amazon content viewer or as a general purpose tablet. Your choice. I don't think you can go too far wrong with them, honestly. The price is just too good for that.
     

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