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KB3001
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KB3001   7/5/2012 2:40:27 PM
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I am too! Long live competition!

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yalanand   7/3/2012 10:02:24 AM
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@marvin99, I think it's to get more people to use cloud storage but true not providing micro-SD feature was a mistake.

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yalanand   7/3/2012 9:56:47 AM
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@dylan, Good to hear that the features are almost similar to that of ipad. But how do you compare the specs of Nexus 7 with Microsoft surface?

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t.alex   7/1/2012 1:33:17 PM
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I am quite tempted to buy this.

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mcjw   6/30/2012 1:49:16 AM
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This has less to do with co-developing than custom-ordering, but it's the same strategy to me, that is, playing one OEM against another. It's just that a different company kowtows every year. The Nexus 7 is a much more restrictive Android device than any other. According to Brian Klug of Anandtech, not only did Google omit microSD expansion (~$40 for 64GB card), they killed USB mass storage, too. USB-OTG is strictly for keyboards and such. Therefore you're locked into this "tablet built for GooglePlay", in their own words. It's like the smart-chip they put inside inkjet printers a few years ago to discourage third-party ink. This is a business model where the device is subsidized by Google, rather than a free gift you seem to think.

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MVincent   6/29/2012 9:05:57 PM
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It's almost perfect, except for the missing micro-SD slot. I know we are supposed to store everything in the cloud now, but 8 GB is a bit small when you are travelling outside wifi reach.

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Sanjib.A   6/29/2012 4:24:53 PM
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True...this is the strongest competitor for Amazon's Kindle fire. The price is very attractive and hence this might just possess threats for all other 7" tabs...especially Samsung's Galaxy tab?

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eewiz   6/29/2012 8:45:16 AM
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According to Google's Rubin 'When it gets sold through the Play store there's no margin, it just basically gets (sold) through.' http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/1455823/google_says_theres_no_margin_on_nexus_7.html Google hopes to sell you content and take your personal info to show ads to make money. Basically 'spoiled the market' for other vendors.

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rick merritt   6/29/2012 8:30:11 AM
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Well, it scratches the surface at least on a story of what sounds like an intense but good collaboration. Beats the heck out of what the NYT said the HP/M'soft collaboration on tablets was like!!!

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rick merritt   6/29/2012 8:25:30 AM
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What no 3G???

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