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Apple iPad 2 is here and tablet rivals need to hit the drawing board
Chicago SunTimes ^ | Mar 4, 2011 6:03PM | By ANDY IHNATKO

Posted on 03/05/2011 8:09:44 PM PST by Swordmaker


Apple's magnetic iPad 2 cover flops back and out of the way, or rolls up into an easel for typing or viewing.

Putting the rumors to rest: iPad 2 announced today Hands-on review: How does Motorola Xoom compare to iPad? Apple expected to unveil new iPad today If one of your company’s goals for 2011 was to introduce a tablet to complete with the iPad, you can expect to struggle.

The second most powerful evidence of this happened just a minute ago, as I pulled out my iPad and keyboard here in my San Francisco hotel lobby to write this very same column.

“Looks like you’re going to have to buy a new one of those,” said an electrician as he passed by me on the way to his truck. “The new one’s coming out on the 11th.”

I didn’t tell him that I had attended the Apple iPad 2 press event that morning. No, sometime in the previous hour or two, this random stranger had heard about the new version of the iPad ... and he remembered the ship date. That’s how successful Apple’s been. Consumers aren’t just aware of the iPad ... they’re actually excited about it.

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1 posted on 03/05/2011 8:09:45 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
Commentary on public perception and competitor reaction to iPad 2—PING!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
 PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

 


Apple iPad 2 Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

2 posted on 03/05/2011 8:13:07 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker

Looks like my daughter is getting one for her birthday.


3 posted on 03/05/2011 8:35:58 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Richard Kimball

... so her dad can ‘try’ it?


4 posted on 03/05/2011 8:42:02 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Richard Kimball

... so her dad can ‘try’ it?


5 posted on 03/05/2011 8:42:04 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Swordmaker

102 have been announced.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 8:44:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

She got hooked on the ipod touch and that’s what put the iPad into her head, so I probably won’t get a whiff of it. I might try it once or twice, though. Maybe. Just maybe.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 8:46:24 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: All

Does the iPad or iPad2 have a USB2.0 port?


8 posted on 03/05/2011 8:47:36 PM PST by Gigantor (2012...sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: Gigantor

What do you need one for?


9 posted on 03/05/2011 8:53:53 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

Transferring files from a thumb drive maybe?


10 posted on 03/05/2011 9:03:15 PM PST by KKing
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To: AFreeBird
"What do you need one for?"
You're kidding, right?
Unless it has an SD card slot, I can think of a dozen reasons why you'd need one.

11 posted on 03/05/2011 9:25:59 PM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Richard Kimball

I’m reading this on a rooted Book Color.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 10:00:20 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: MarkeyD

Nook


13 posted on 03/05/2011 10:01:36 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: astyanax

The only need I’ve had for one, is covered by the camera connector kit. The kit accommodates either an SD card directly, or for my CF Card camera; USB cable connect.

For any other reason, I’ve not had the need for one.


14 posted on 03/05/2011 10:12:59 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Gigantor

Drop box is much nicer.


15 posted on 03/05/2011 10:28:02 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: AFreeBird

Yea, that must be it.
I’m sure the reason they chose to pass on a $.10 chip to add SD card functionality and instead sell a “camera connector kit” has nothing to do with the fact that if you could pop in a 32gig SD card it might impact sales of the “high-end” units.


16 posted on 03/05/2011 10:53:25 PM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Swordmaker
From the article...comparing the design of the iPad2 to the:

"The Xoom tablet is trim, light, and very pretty ... but when you place it next to the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola."

heh heh

Wonder how the $799 Xoom sales are doing.

17 posted on 03/06/2011 3:59:07 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Swordmaker

Does the keyborad slide out the bottom so you can type on it?


18 posted on 03/06/2011 4:26:25 AM PST by rawhide
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To: krb

Hubby loves dropbox


19 posted on 03/06/2011 4:56:39 AM PST by cajungirl
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To: Swordmaker

I wouldn’t mind an IPad but for reading they are horrible, I’ll stick with my Kindle.


20 posted on 03/06/2011 5:38:54 AM PST by The Toad
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To: Covenantor

The Xoom is marketed as a better alternative to the iPad because of its Flash and MicroSD slot. As of today, neither of them works.


21 posted on 03/06/2011 7:39:31 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Swordmaker
"...65,000 iPad-tuned apps, ... the mere 100 tablet apps available for Android"

This lack of an established single app, music and video infrastructure will be the killer for any I-pad rival.

22 posted on 03/06/2011 8:47:40 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: astyanax

Removable storage can be a pain — that’s why most of us run software off the hard drive instead of swapping DVDs around. Adding SD would mean adding user options for whether to save to the card or internal memory, and it would require telling the user when it’s finished saving, so you don’t scramble an SD card by removing it mid-write. It would require remembering what you have on which card, and it would require the os to gracefully handle trying to retrieve a file that suddenly isn’t there any more. And even a class 10 SD card is slower than hard-wired flash memory.

The iPad can load data from SD cards (or even hard drives, if they aren’t bus powered) with the camera connection kit, but it’s read-only.

Apple decided against removable storage on the iPad, as it did in the iPod and iPhone. There are certainly arguments the other way, but it was a considered decision for good reasons. Handling removable storage in a tablet is clearly a non-trivial matter, or the Xoom wouldn’t have shipped with the SD slot disabled.


23 posted on 03/06/2011 9:31:07 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: astyanax

It was a question that you are reading as a statement. What you want to do with the USB port determines whether there’s an easy alternative, or which one is best for the task

If you need a USB port to read a camera memory card or a flash drive, or to attach a keyboard or MIDI interface, the camera adapter kit provides one. For other purposes, the WiFi or Bluetooth might provide a better alternative.


24 posted on 03/06/2011 9:37:49 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: AFreeBird

I was thinking of being able to plug a memory stick in there.


25 posted on 03/06/2011 1:04:43 PM PST by Gigantor (2012...sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: Swordmaker
FWIW....

Five things the iPad 2 didn't get

26 posted on 03/06/2011 1:10:36 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Revolting cat!
102 have been announced.

102 designed to compete with last year's model iPad, and most of them will be non-starters with the release of iPad 2. Samsung's VP has already commented they were going to have to redesign their components for their soon to be released 10.1" tablets. . .

All 102 of those are their makers' first generation tablets, while this is Apple's second generation iPad...

27 posted on 03/06/2011 1:25:10 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker
How many more lies are you going to spread?

BTW, the iPad will NEVER be flash enabled. Better hope html5 becomes the standard- and soon.

And by the way, here's a market breakdown by Nielsen:

But hey, the iPhone leads the way in the retirement crowd!

28 posted on 03/06/2011 1:31:17 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Gigantor
Does the iPad or iPad2 have a USB2.0 port?

Yes, but you need an adaptor. The primary port connects to your computer by USB. . . but that port carries more than just USB, for example,a a complete HDMI signal, for which there is a power and HDMI adaptor available as well. For those who wish to connect a USB device, you get the USB adaptor. 95% or more of users will never need to connect a USB or HDMI device so dedicated USB and HDMI ports are not included to keep overall prices down. on the other hand the user can send files and streaming HD content to WIFI enabled devices wirelessly with no problem in real time, now... And display them.

29 posted on 03/06/2011 1:38:02 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: astyanax
Yea, that must be it.
I’m sure the reason they chose to pass on a $.10 chip to add SD card functionality and instead sell a “camera connector kit” has nothing to do with the fact that if you could pop in a 32gig SD card it might impact sales of the “high-end” units.

It's not just the 10¢ chip, there is also the connector port itself, which adds access for dirt and moisture to the unit unnecessarily, space inside the unit perhaps better utilized for more battery cells for longer operation, slightly less weight, less thickness.

It could also have something to do with questions of reliability, security, malware, the ability to remotely wipe data from a stolen iPad or iPhone (try wiping the data from a removed SD card), and other such concerns, including the fact that external Flash drives vary in quality, speed, and refresh rates, all things that impact user experience. Apple would have to SUPPORT that. Sorry... That costs more... And that WILL increase the price.

30 posted on 03/06/2011 2:11:22 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: rawhide
Does the keyborad slide out the bottom so you can type on it?

There is no physical keyboard...it appears on the screen and changes according to what is needed...

31 posted on 03/06/2011 2:13:44 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: rintense
how many lies are you going to spread?

Please cite the lies... Your chart confirms it. Every one on your chart is that makers' first generation model except for Apple and Samsung... And Samsung's VP said they were going to have to redesign theirs. Only one, the Motorola Xoom, is even current in the hands of consumers, and it does not current support three of it's claimed features, 4G, Flash, and the SD card slot! The Apple iPad 2will be out on Friday and WILL support fully everything it claims, and the other two are merely "announced," due sometme this summer. WHERE DID I LIE?

And your conclusion that the iPhone "leads the way in the retirement crowd!" is just plain silly based on a gross bar chart... All such a bar chart can show is broard acceptance across all age groups .

And I love your chart's lies by omission... Omitting the iPads 16 and 64 GB models and their WIFI Only models. Also ignoring the clearly stated 1080p playback through HDMI statement Apple made in their presentation. Do I smell an agenda on this page? Yup I do?

And what about the 98 other first generation tablets that are going to be left in the dust my comment was addressed towards that YOU claim is a "lie?" do you maintain THEY are just like these???

32 posted on 03/06/2011 3:00:11 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker
You truly are the epitome of an Apple cultist. All you do is spam FR with Apple PR. Are you getting paid to do this? Seriously. Your posting history is very clear what your intent is. Last time I checked, this was a political forum, NOT an Apple PR site.

As for the chart, you can deny all you want. The first generation of competing products is BETTER than Apple's alleged upgrade.

33 posted on 03/06/2011 3:48:47 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Swordmaker
Do I smell an agenda on this page? Yup I do? HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Agenda???? Hey folks, go check out Swordmakers last 50 posts. How about the last 50 topics?

Agenda, indeed.

Oh, and something to make you have kittens... I have an iPad at work. And a Droid X phone.

34 posted on 03/06/2011 4:03:59 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Covenantor

I was shocked to learn that Xoom only does landscape mode. It cannot switch orientation.


35 posted on 03/06/2011 4:08:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rintense
You truly are the epitome of an Apple cultist. All you do is spam FR with Apple PR. Are you getting paid to do this? Seriously. Your posting history is very clear what your intent is. Last time I checked, this was a political forum, NOT an Apple PR site.

Your complaint has been answered numerous times. I maintain the FreeRepublic Apple/Mac Ping list of over 500 of your fellow Freepers who have asked me to keep them appraised of articles about these specific subjects. This activity, which HAS been approved personally by Jim Robinson, and is therefor sanctioned on FR. There are MANY topics discussed on FR that are NOT purely Political in nature and JIM defines what he allows, NOT YOU. Jim's edict, that he posted in several Apple threads is quite simple and quite explicit. If you don't like Apple products, don't buy them. If you aren't interested in Apple/Mac threads on FreeRepublic DON'T READ THEM and don't post in them. Skip them and go to something that does interest you. Don't start Flame Wars in Tech threads!

Since you like Android based products, why don't YOU start a FR Android Ping list? There's a distinct need for one.

As for the chart, you can deny all you want. The first generation of competing products is BETTER than Apple's alleged upgrade.

As to the whether these on your limited chart are better than the iPad 2, they are not according to those who are actually handling and reviewing these products... this is just one of multiple published articles from multiple reviewers, from multiple sources coming to the same conclusion. There must be a reason beyond Apple hype.

Even the MAKERS of those products have made comments about the need to rethink their design in light of what Apple showed. . . they were certainly NOT expecting that Apple was going to be rolling it out NOW, they were anticipating June or July, not March. Apple shocked everyone by only a one week lead after announcement to product shipping in quantity. That's unheard of! They were totally unprepared to compete with that timeframe!

Read the hands on reviews, not just the spec sheets. One on the market, the Xoom, two "soon to be released" lists of specs (read this summer), with mock-ups photos of simulated screens shots that no one has touched, and a beta operating system that reviewers are reporting as "buggy", and the iPad 2 that has actually been in the hands of the reviewers who are the ones who are claiming that the others are going to have to go back to the drawing board.

36 posted on 03/06/2011 5:30:28 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: rintense

As someone who knows very little about the uses of an Ipad or any other tablet but just needs something very portable I see just by looking at the numbers the Galaxy has more detail and options.
I need something portable when I travel, pretty much just something to send email and to pay bills and such.


37 posted on 03/06/2011 5:41:07 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: BunnySlippers

Where did you hear that?


38 posted on 03/06/2011 5:51:24 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
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To: Swordmaker
Flame war? Honey, if you expect everyone who posts on your thread, let alone FR, to agree with you, you have another thing coming.

You see, unlike you, I'm not married to a brand when it comes to technology. When something better comes along and it works for me, great. That shows in my tech history from PC to Macs (I've owned 5, and still have a Mac classic in my garage), etc.

As for reviews, for every one you find in favor of the iPad(2), I can find one for the Xoom, etc.

As for your elitist bent, let me remind you not every Apple product has had a flawless market entry. Case and point, iPhone 4. And that was the 4th generation they screwed up on, not to mention the white phone.

Like any other innovative product, the competition always catches up, and in many cases, surpasses the entry product. That is what is going on now. It's these competitors that are keeping Apple's feet to the fire- though in a growing market of feature-based tablets, the iPad2 has failed. Yes, failed.

Do I doubt they'll catch up? Nope.

Isn't capitalism grand?

39 posted on 03/06/2011 5:51:41 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Swordmaker
All 102 of those are their makers' first generation tablets, while this is Apple's second generation iPad...

Fortunately, it doesn't work this way, or else Tesla Motors would be trying to make a Model T clone. We'll have to wait and see, but I'd bet that before iPad 3 comes out, a few of the clones will have beaten iPad 2 in features and performance. Whether or not they'll get a signigficant market share is another question altogether.

40 posted on 03/06/2011 5:55:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Eye of Unk

Good for you for exploring the options. There are quite a few now and the choices will continue to grow and improve. HP’s tablet could be quite interesting, though it’s own native OS puts it out in left field.


41 posted on 03/06/2011 5:58:34 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense
Do I smell an agenda on this page? Yup I do?
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Agenda???? Hey folks, go check out Swordmakers last 50 posts. How about the last 50 topics?

Agenda, indeed.

Oh, and something to make you have kittens... I have an iPad at work. And a Droid X phone.

Does this chart, supposedly comparing features, deliberately OMIT included features of the new iPad 2 to make it look less capable than its competition. The answer is yes, it does. That's cheating.

What's also pertinent to this discussion that's missing from this chart that consumers might want to know? How about the number of tablet optimized apps available?

How about the devices that will interface with the tablet in the economic ecosystem?
42 posted on 03/06/2011 6:04:21 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: rintense
As for your elitist bent, let me remind you not every Apple product has had a flawless market entry. Case and point, iPhone 4. And that was the 4th generation they screwed up on, not to mention the white phone.

Do YOU own an iPhone 4? If you believe the single most successful smartphone release in history is a failure, you have fallen for the very well orchestrated FUD campaign that Google mounted to counter it's release and to promote Android phones.

The proof is that the totally unmodified iphone4, when released into the rest of the World's markets, DID NOT HAVE THE ANTENNA PROBLEM so heavily hyped in the press in the United States! In fact reviewers there, no matter how hard they tried, could not duplicate the problem! Multiple technical sources demonstrated similar attenuation on ALL cellular phones, and noted that what the articles were claiming was a "problem" unique to the Apple iPhone4, was in fact a normal fact of physics caused whenever you covered an antenna. They also demonstrated that the iPhone4 got BETTER reception than its competition and all previous models of the iPhone.

Once those facts came in, Apple discontinued their stop-gap, free bumper case program, the FUD campaign could not be maintained in light of the flood of countering scientific evidence from around the world and consumers reporting they were NOT experiencing the problems the FUD was claiming they were (the iPhone4 had a far lower level of complaints and returns than any other smartphone), and the iPhone4 still maintains a higher rate of sales than any other single make or model on the market today! Some failure!

As for reviews, for every one you find in favor of the iPad(2), I can find one for the Xoom, etc.

I really doubt that. I've seen those reviews. There aren't that many... And they run about two to one positive to negative on the Xoom,,, and all have some reservations about things like the buggy OS, mailing in to upgrade to 4G, and Flash not working. Most comment about the "rush to market" to beat Apple showing.

43 posted on 03/06/2011 6:36:04 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker

You live in denial. You can’t even be objective. Jobs really got you with the koolaid, didn’t he?


44 posted on 03/06/2011 7:22:47 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: MarkeyD
I’m reading this on a rooted Book Color.

I'm posting this on my iPad. :-) I've found it to be a much more pleasant experience to be able to sit on my couch, watch TV and read/reply to FR than being "locked" in front of my desktop.

Even though I've had mine since Fathers Day last year, I still don't think I've exploited all the capabilities of this thing.

I can even remote control my ham radio station with this thing.....

45 posted on 03/06/2011 7:28:29 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Swordmaker

My HTC Evo 4G still has it beat in most areas, and was half the price. Plus, it fits into my shirt pocket!


46 posted on 03/06/2011 8:08:48 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: rintense

Your “smartphone” market share numbers are amusing in that if you posted the same thing for iPad, it would own around 90% of every age group.

The hardware differences aren’t nearly as important as the software differences - the iPad has far more software available than its “competitors” (to use the term loosely). Not to mention the fit, finish and friendliness of the iOS itself, which is without peer.

It’s easy to see why Apple stock is at $360/share, and its market cap is now 52% higher than Microsoft’s. It’s now #2 in market cap, behind only Exxon. Bill Gates must be livid. =:-D


47 posted on 03/07/2011 5:23:28 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: rintense

“Case and point, iPhone 4.”

I presume you mean “case in point”. ;-)

The “screwed up” iPhone 4 is a product that any of Apple’s competitors would LOVE to have. It’s sold very well, despite massive coverage of a minor design flaw - and one that’s easy to completely avoid.

“though in a growing market of feature-based tablets, the iPad2 has failed. Yes, failed.”

LOL! I’ll make a note to treat anything you post VERY skeptically. Your grasp of reality is nonexistent.


48 posted on 03/07/2011 5:29:15 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: rintense

If you hate Apple products, why are you here?

I own an Ipad, and am interested in Apple products. I asked to be put on an Apple ping-list, and I appreciate reading articles that I wouldn’t otherwise find.

You really don’t have to come onto these threads and poop all over them. Really.


49 posted on 03/07/2011 6:02:07 AM PST by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Big Giant Head

One, where did I say I hate Apple products? Two, this is not an exclusive thread. If you can’t handle an oppposing viewpoint, tough.


50 posted on 03/07/2011 6:05:31 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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