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selinz
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re: Samsung tablet borrows handset chips
selinz   11/2/2010 9:33:32 PM
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And so it follows that Microsoft will be announcing a tablet sometime soon that will be based on it's WIndows mobile phone.. However, I'm disappointed that everyone is abandoning the stylus.

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Charles.Desassure   10/31/2010 4:08:06 AM
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The tablet is a good product. I have worked with the tablet and really enjoy it. Many of the readers have shared some wonderful ideas about the tablet. But it is sad to say that if the sales don’t increase, this product will be short lived. Yes, it is a good product. But good doesn’t mean that people is going to buy it.

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Warren3   10/29/2010 9:35:59 PM
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You know, jimcondon, those are RELLY good points... the readibility aspect, I thihnk, lines up well with my comment to Rick just above yours - so of course I like it :) ...and the paper-replacement comment is EXCELLENT. Indeed, I really do want a book reader with a touchscreen that has handwriting recognition and can surf the web (well) and why shouldn't it usher in the paperless society.

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jimcondon   10/29/2010 2:55:42 AM
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I disagree with those that think the tablet is a short term form factor. As the technical population ages, the larger form factor works better for reading and watching movies. Given this and accepting that a laptop is not the end all of form factors, the tablet has an excellent niche in the market. I think the next step is to add good handwriting input, then we can start killing off paper notebooks.

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Warren3   10/28/2010 5:12:20 PM
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I am not so sure. The plummet of Levi market share began with bell bottoms I believe, and what we are left with is a wide array of choices - few bell bottoms to be sure, but plenty of other choices beyond Levi's. The experiments with 5" and 7" displays, to me, represents manufacturers looking to find the best balance of portability and [screen] usability. Improving wireless access and onset of serious Cloud computing infrastructure make for a powerful and ever-improving user compute experience. If you consider these big smartphones then I am with you... if you consider them as small [bell bottom] tablets then I am not so sure.

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Rodneyluo8   10/28/2010 2:21:54 PM
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so what is it?

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rick merritt   10/28/2010 5:41:49 AM
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I think tablets are the bell bottoms of the mobile era. They will be really hot for a short time. When the enthusiast rush is over, most people will use a notebook and a smartphone--not a too-big-to-carry-too-underfeatured-to-compute tablet.

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lifewingmate   10/28/2010 2:40:20 AM
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Regarding this excerpt: "If I were to speculate, I would hazard a guess that RIM will follow a similar path with the upcoming PlayBook," Carey said. The HP Slate may "break the mold since its design comes much more from the PC side of things,” he added. - I wonder what they mean by "PC side" of things just because a PC designer/manufacturer is creating the Slate rather than a cell phone company. Advanced computing abilities paired with mobility and low power will need to appear in this new segment of products. "UBM TechInsights estimated the bill of materials for the Galaxy Tab at $215. That leaves plenty of room for profits given the tablet will sell for $499 through Verizon," Regarding this comment. It is interesting that for almost $500 you can purchase a PC or laptop. But the mobile aspect of the Tab must be what keeps consumers coming.

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goafrit   10/28/2010 1:09:17 AM
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There is no need to differentiate them. In two years,your Ipad will make phone calls. There is no distinction anymore. What matters now is price and combing these devices is where to go.

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LittleMac0   10/27/2010 11:42:01 PM
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"...approach follows a path Apple and other cellphone makers have pioneered." Gee, I had always thought reusing standardized components and designs started with Henry Ford; but apparently it's just been invented by Apple! Perhaps TV and PC manufacturers will want to know about this astounding advance.

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