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Offline Argo

Tablets
« on: June 12, 2011, 09:05:39 PM »
Greetings from the Borders in Water town,NY. I'm trying to type on this Moto Zoom tab. anyone have a tablet?
i'll reply more when I get to a real keyboard.
 

Offline Franko

Re: Tablets
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 09:56:40 PM »
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Greetings from the Borders in Water town,NY. I'm trying to type on this Moto Zoom tab. anyone have a tablet?
i'll reply more when I get to a real keyboard.

I've got lot's of tablets (mainly ones to make me relax and keep me from being hyper) but sorry I can't type on them, though some of them do taste good... :)
 

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 10:13:43 PM »
I have an IPad. The main plus of it is the long standby time and the semi-instant on feature. It's a handy little device, but its main drawback is the incredibly shit built-in browser and general lack of speed. Loading up a webpage with a lot of images takes ages. Oh and not being able to use it as a Mass Storage Device. Oh and the shitty Apple OS. Oh and the shitty Apple software needed on the PC side. Oh and the fact that it only gets useful after having been jailbroken. At least on a touchscreen this size I can actually type. Touchscreens on telephones I can not type on.

Offline XDelusion

Re: Tablets
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 11:50:24 PM »
I have an iPod v4. am typing on it now. Not as good as a real keyboard, but other than that, this Device flies, web and all.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 12:13:49 PM »
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It's a handy little device, but its main drawback is the incredibly shit built-in browser and general lack of speed. Loading up a webpage with a lot of images takes ages.


Perhaps try a different browser? Opera I know is available for it, I'd be surprised if you couldn't get firefox or some other gecko based browser for it too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 12:31:59 PM »
Opera. Say whatever you like about the Windows/Linux versions, but the mobile and mini versions are simply amazing.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 12:35:19 PM »
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I have an IPad. The main plus of it is the long standby time and the semi-instant on feature. It's a handy little device, but its main drawback is the incredibly shit built-in browser and general lack of speed. Loading up a webpage with a lot of images takes ages. Oh and not being able to use it as a Mass Storage Device. Oh and the shitty Apple OS. Oh and the shitty Apple software needed on the PC side. Oh and the fact that it only gets useful after having been jailbroken. At least on a touchscreen this size I can actually type. Touchscreens on telephones I can not type on.


Think you'd better sell it and save ur self the angst..
 

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 12:37:40 PM »
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Opera. Say whatever you like about the Windows/Linux versions, but the mobile and mini versions are simply amazing.


Well on my 701, Opera is the only browser I've found that'll run at an acceptable pace. I can't imagine that the Mini/Mobile versions would be slower than the full version I use on kubuntu given the relative specs.

Hmm, looks like Firefox mobile is Android only.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 06:52:46 PM »
I had been going around with an el-cheapo $99 Android tablet from the local pharmacy and a separate Android phone, but when the phone started to show its age I went with one of these: http://www.dell.com/us/p/mobile-streak/pd?refid=mobile-streak&s=dhs&cs=19

Still small enough (just barely) to fit into a pants pocket comfortably, and so much more usable than the smaller-screened phone I had been using.  Also, much faster than the cheap tablet, so I've replaced two devices with one.

edit: Firefox Mobile isn't all that great, the Operas and Dolphin Browsers are better in my opinion.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011, 07:01:23 PM »
That's a nice compromise in terms of size.

I've got an early version of Dolphin on my Samsung phone, it's nice, displays everything perfectly, sadly the phone isn't 3g, so it does take a while to load everything.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2011, 07:28:20 PM »
I've got an iPhone, 2 iPads, 3 iPods and a couple Chinese Android tablets.  Running Froyo you still can't stick your apps on a memory card unless the original author allows you.  It sucks.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 07:39:29 PM »
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I've got an iPhone, 2 iPads, 3 iPods and a couple Chinese Android tablets.  Running Froyo you still can't stick your apps on a memory card unless the original author allows you.  It sucks.


I think GadgetMaster has a challenger for his crown with this one :lol:
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 07:55:11 PM »
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I've got an iPhone, 2 iPads, 3 iPods and a couple Chinese Android tablets.  Running Froyo you still can't stick your apps on a memory card unless the original author allows you.  It sucks.


That's why you buy a tablet with a nice big internal storage!

Seriously though, unless an app has a crazy amount of data most of them are tiny.  I had a bunch of stuff installed onto a microSD card in my old phone and at one point had to remove the card, somehow it ended up breaking a bunch of shortcuts I'd created.  Better to stay internal if possible, I think, unless you're looking at games with 100mb of data and want to install to microSD anyway.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 08:23:13 PM »
I have an iPad 1 with 64 gig. I take it with me to work and places where its not possible, or inconvenient, to use a laptop. I like it for its convenience and portability.