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Old 09-21-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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7" iPad?

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Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Ashok Kumar, senior technology
analyst at Rodman & Renshaw LLC, talks about Apple Inc.'s iPad
tablet computer and the the likelihood the company is readying a
version with a smaller 7-inch screen to fend off a threat from
competing smaller-sized devices.
Kumar talks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television’s “In
the Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Anyone heard anything?

What "smaller-sized devices" are they talking about?
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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Anyone heard anything?

What "smaller-sized devices" are they talking about?
The gaggle of Android based tablets which are coming to market. Such as the Samsung Galaxy series which has a 7" and 10" tablet. ViewSonic, Toshiba, bunch of others.

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Old 09-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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The gaggle of Android based tablets which are coming to market. Such as the Samsung Galaxy series which has a 7" and 10" tablet. ViewSonic, Toshiba, bunch of others.




Yeah. The Galaxy is going to be sold through the phone companies.

I'll pass.

The Toshiba probably isn't coming to the U.S. and the Viewsonic is anemic at best. Hell, smartphones sport a more powerful processor than the Viewsonic.

Any WiFi only options?
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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Yeah. The Galaxy is going to be sold through the phone companies.

I'll pass.

The Toshiba probably isn't coming to the U.S. and the Viewsonic is anemic at best. Hell, smartphones sport a more powerful processor than the Viewsonic.

Any WiFi only options?
Not sure yet, but I see rumors about wi-fi only Galaxy. I use http://www.androidcentral.com for my Android news.

I like the 7" form factor. It's actually pocketable. Surprisingly, flash support is going to be a major factor with the tablets despite what Apple may say. You get your games, porn, and all other stuff just like a full browser.
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Not sure yet, but I see rumors about wi-fi only Galaxy. I use http://www.androidcentral.com for my Android news.

I like the 7" form factor. It's actually pocketable. Surprisingly, flash support is going to be a major factor with the tablets despite what Apple may say. You get your games, porn, and all other stuff just like a full browser.
Ah! Thanks for the link.

Yeah. I think the 7" form factor is going to be a winner. Big enough to see, but small enough to really be portable.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:02 AM   #6
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:05 AM   #7
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Ah! Thanks for the link.

Yeah. I think the 7" form factor is going to be a winner. Big enough to see, but small enough to really be portable.

I have been waiting for something like this.

The iPhone is just too small.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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the archos 7 looks pretty good too.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:46 PM   #9
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Dell confirms 7" android tablet

http://gizmodo.com/5645166/dell-conf...t-in-the-works
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Cool.

Also, interesting. Their 5" tablet is completely obsolete before it even arrives in stores.
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Cool.

Also, interesting. Their 5" tablet is completely obsolete before it even arrives in stores.
this seems to be occurring more and more, the longer the development time for some of this bleed edge stuff the more likely it is outdated before it is even released. My companies will just release a non 100% complete project just to keep the thing going, apple ipad for example.
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Cool.

Also, interesting. Their 5" tablet is completely obsolete before it even arrives in stores.
Isn't it running an Android OS a few versions back?
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Cool.

Also, interesting. Their 5" tablet is completely obsolete before it even arrives in stores.
The 5" Streak has been on sale in the UK at least for a few months now
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Ah! Thanks for the link.

Yeah. I think the 7" form factor is going to be a winner. Big enough to see, but small enough to really be portable.
I knew that as soon as the ipad was announced.

I have carried a touch everyday for a couple of years.
I want to be able to drop me ipad in my pocket, not for all day, but for when I get interrupted, to not just leave it on the counter.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:26 AM   #15
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Isn't it running an Android OS a few versions back?
Yeah. Android 1.6 or something. Everything else is Android 2.0 and they're trying to cram 2.1 in the others in spite of Google's assertions that 2.1 isn't really made for tablet-type devices.
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