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Old 06-22-2011, 09:30 PM
Hooch Tan
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Default When You Want Something Other Than an iPad

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Sure, it&rsquo;s easy to point at specific things that other devices do better (or at least differently) than the iPad, and some of the people reading this article can explain why they chose another tablet and don&rsquo;t regret the move. (If you&rsquo;re one of them, please do!) Still, sales figures for tablets show that when consumers compare the iPad to other choices, an overwhelming percentage conclude that the iPad is the best option."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>There are lots of reasons why someone might prefer a different tablet than an iPad but one thing I am quite sure annoys a lot of people is that when you whip out your fight-the-masses-and-not-be-like-everyone-else tablet, someone nearby will look over and ask, "Is that an iPad?"&nbsp; Just let it go.&nbsp; No matter whether your choice is a Galaxy Tab, A RIM PlayBook or Motorola Xoom, to a lot of people, they are all iPads.&nbsp; Do you remember how long it took for people to stop calling every PDA a Palm Pilot?&nbsp; Oh, that's right...&nbsp; The good news is that there are a lot of options other than the iPad, and no matter what the public mindshare is, you can rest well knowing that your choice fits your needs, even if is a real iPad.</p>
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:00 PM
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Nothing demonstrates how clueless Android Tablet manufacturers are better than the Verizon Ad that's running right now in Primetime. In it, the Verizon chick tells the tablet guy "Your wife will love the Tegra processor."

Will she?


Somehow I doubt that.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:11 AM
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I don't really like iOS, but thinking about it, at this level of computing, the apps matter even more, given the usage scenario. I have been using an iPad 2 on and off and the quirks in iOS don't really bug me as much as they would if I used an iPhone as my main phone.

I guess that's why DOS could hold its own for so long against GUI-based OSes.
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