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Roni_uk
March 16, 2011, 08:42 AM
I am not sure if theres a thread alredy or not. In fact I will be surprised if there isn't one. Anyway couldn't see one on the first couple of pages.....

Anyone (in the States) bought the new iPad2 yet? It comes out on the 25th March in UK - I can't wait. It prob will take few weeks to even get hands on one.

One World
March 16, 2011, 09:47 AM
Slate by Microsoft

Kabir
March 16, 2011, 01:46 PM
Toying with the idea of selling my iPad and buying an iPad2 or Playbook. A friend works at RIM so I'll get discounted price for Playbook - is it worth it?

AsifTheManRahman
March 16, 2011, 11:28 PM
Toying with the idea of selling my iPad and buying an iPad2 or Playbook. A friend works at RIM so I'll get discounted price for Playbook - is it worth it?
Why don't you see for yourself?
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cluster11
March 17, 2011, 09:12 AM
Neither the iPad nor the iPad2 come close to beating the Motorola Xoom in spec or performance. The rest of the tablets on the market though are yet to match Apple. Motorola and Google are planning to do with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) on tablet the same they did to iPhone on smartphone market (The Droid series). The only issue with Xoom is it is still undergoing updates and is pricey. But by Fall I think price of tablets are going to subside quiet a bit and by next year they should be near the smartphone price range given LG and others are soon joining the game. IMHO better to wait a few months.

Kabir
March 17, 2011, 04:17 PM
Why don't you see for yourself?

Good stuff. I'll test it out this weekend hopefully if I'm able to get my hand on it.

Ehsan
March 21, 2011, 03:03 PM
I felt compelled to quote myself here from another thread :)

Honeycomb tablets are far better choice. Yes, they don't have a lot of native honeycomb apps at the moment, but they will be coming. I actually started liking HP WebOS 3.0. It looks pretty decent for what you want from a tablet. Blackberry Playbook is probably not too far behind from them. Apple needs to play the catching game here.

The only complain I have about Win 7 Slates is their battery life. Asus Eee Slate EP121 looked really nice and powerful, but only 3.5 hrs of battery life. I am looking forward to Motion Computing cl900. Yes, it has an atom processor but it will have 8-hr batter life.

MohammedC
March 21, 2011, 03:49 PM
I want a playbook.

Sovik
March 21, 2011, 04:36 PM
You guys are nerds.

Roni_uk
March 21, 2011, 06:33 PM
You guys are nerds.

Sovik bro - Do you work for Apple shop? I saw on the other thread you said you are getting them tomorrow for sale on Friday.

Well I called Apple London shop today, here is more or less the conversation:

Me: hello - can I preoder ipad2?
Apple: No
Me: do you have them in store yet?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know when I can preorder these from?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know what price they are going to be sold at?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know if they will be available to buy store from Friday?
Apple: No
Me: Are you going to keep these in store on Friday?
Apple: Yes
Me: Ok I will come on Friday - bye :)

Roni_uk
March 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
Samsung Announces 'World's Thinnest' Tablets: Galaxy Tab 8.1 and 10.1


Samsung announced two new Android 3.0 Galaxy Tab tablets Tuesday boasting both are the world's thinnest. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are 8.6mm thin (or 0.34-inches) which is about 0.2mm thinner than the Apple iPad 2.

Samsung introduced a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the European market at Mobile World Congress, but the 10.1 model introduced Tuesday has different specifications and is slightly thinner. Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs blow the Motorola Xoom--the only shipping Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to date-out of the water, 12.9mm thick (or 0.51-inches).
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source:http://www.pcworld.com/article/222808/samsung_announces_worlds_thinnest_tablets_galaxy_t ab_81_and_101.html/

Sovik
March 22, 2011, 01:01 PM
Sovik bro - Do you work for Apple shop? I saw on the other thread you said you are getting them tomorrow for sale on Friday.

Well I called Apple London shop today, here is more or less the conversation:

Me: hello - can I preoder ipad2?
Apple: No
Me: do you have them in store yet?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know when I can preorder these from?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know what price they are going to be sold at?
Apple: No
Me: Do you know if they will be available to buy store from Friday?
Apple: No
Me: Are you going to keep these in store on Friday?
Apple: Yes
Me: Ok I will come on Friday - bye :)

They will go on sale on Friday 17:00 P.M.

If you want to know anything about apple, check their website. We are never told anything about product launches. We get the info from their website.

And didn't get the chance to play with iPad 2 today.

Ehsan
March 22, 2011, 01:22 PM
Samsung Announces 'World's Thinnest' Tablets: Galaxy Tab 8.1 and 10.1



source:http://www.pcworld.com/article/222808/samsung_announces_worlds_thinnest_tablets_galaxy_t ab_81_and_101.html/

Haha. Apple was pretty loud about their IPad2 being so slim, and light. Samsung now owns Apple!

Roni_uk
March 24, 2011, 02:30 PM
This cannot be just Steve Jobs marketing, can it?

iPad 2 queues start 33 hours early as demand expected to beat supply



The queues for the iPad 2 have begun, with the first arrival settling down outside Apple's flagship Regent Street store in London 33 hours ahead of its 5pm launch on Friday.

The first person in the line, Jules Lewis from London, was also in the queue for the launch of the original iPad last May. But he insisted that he is not buying it in order to sell it on eBay but will "keep it in the family".



source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/mar/24/ipad-2-apple-uk-queues-start

Roni_uk
March 25, 2011, 06:13 PM
3 hours of wait in the cold.... behind at least 1000 people... finally got my iPAD2. Never seen a product selling like hot cakes!

anyway.. next topic :P... has anyone bought a nintendo 3ds - the first glass free 3D game console?

http://www.nintendo.com/3ds

Sovik
April 15, 2011, 04:15 PM
Neither the iPad nor the iPad2 come close to beating the Motorola Xoom in spec or performance. The rest of the tablets on the market though are yet to match Apple. Motorola and Google are planning to do with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) on tablet the same they did to iPhone on smartphone market (The Droid series). The only issue with Xoom is it is still undergoing updates and is pricey. But by Fall I think price of tablets are going to subside quiet a bit and by next year they should be near the smartphone price range given LG and others are soon joining the game. IMHO better to wait a few months.

Xoom seems very good. Android 3.0.1. I was watching ipl on it today. Haven't seen Samsung Galaxy tab 2 yet but saw Acer tablet arriving in the store.

Sovik
April 15, 2011, 04:16 PM
3 hours of wait in the cold.... behind at least 1000 people... finally got my iPAD2. Never seen a product selling like hot cakes!

anyway.. next topic :P... has anyone bought a nintendo 3ds - the first glass free 3D game console?

http://www.nintendo.com/3ds

Any issues with your screen yet?

MohammedC
April 15, 2011, 04:41 PM
Any issues with your screen yet?

Ouch...is their an issue with ipad2.

Sovik
April 15, 2011, 05:58 PM
Ouch...is their an issue with ipad2.

Screen Bleed

http://cultofmac.cultofmaccom.netdna-cdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ipad2g1anon1.jpg

Roni_uk
April 19, 2011, 05:16 PM
Any issues with your screen yet?

Not at all. Loving it so far.

Zeeshan
October 6, 2011, 09:54 PM
y'all heard about the Akash Tablet...under 30 bucks (pound)... introduced in India yesterday. I'd rather spend 500 for the real deal than buy this crap...

Zunaid
October 6, 2011, 10:23 PM
Dunder-Mifflin Sabre has also introduced a new tablet called 'The Pyrammid'. It is uniquely Pyramid shaped.

Here is a screenshot from the presentation.

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/364935/thumbs/r-DUNDER-MIFFLIN-TABLET-large570.jpg

If you are in the Scranton area, drop by and get one before stocks run out. For those of you in the UK, 'The Pyramid' is also being sold by 'Wernham Hogg' in Slough.

cluster11
October 7, 2011, 08:58 AM
LOL!! Thats funny! And who else but Dwight Schultz to be the sales pitch guy for such a product. Maybe he can use his former boss as a telemarketer for this.

Dunder-Mifflin Sabre has also introduced a new tablet called 'The Pyrammid'. It is uniquely Pyramid shaped.

Here is a screenshot from the presentation.

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/364935/thumbs/r-DUNDER-MIFFLIN-TABLET-large570.jpg

If you are in the Scranton area, drop by and get one before stocks run out. For those of you in the UK, 'The Pyramid' is also being sold by 'Wernham Hogg' in Slough.

Naimul_Hd
October 12, 2011, 04:43 AM
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MohammedC
October 12, 2011, 05:15 AM
^^^ Is this phone or a pad

Naimul_Hd
October 12, 2011, 05:18 AM
its a smartphone Moc bhai...but it has a touch of pad too...hybrid type :)

Naimul_Hd
October 12, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Roni_uk
October 13, 2011, 05:21 PM
Samsung Galaxy S3 is coming out soon -

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s3-design-and-specs-leaked-50005571/

Neel Here
November 21, 2011, 05:12 AM
y'all heard about the Akash Tablet...under 30 bucks (pound)... introduced in India yesterday. I'd rather spend 500 for the real deal than buy this crap...of course you would, it's not meant for people like you who can blow 500 bucks on a gadget.

it's not quite crap either, it is meant for poor students to whom it will be provided at subsidized rates. textbooks will be converted to ebook formats and provided to the students free or at nominal prices. it's more than good enough for those purposes.
here's a review by venturebeat
http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/26/aakash-android-tablet-exclusive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Venturebeat+%28VentureBeat%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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I think I will buy it as an ebook reader, I have a lot of ebooks that ahem aren't licensed. ;)
this looks like just the thing. for Rs 3000, the cost of a cheap cellphone, it's a bargain.

Kabir
December 29, 2011, 11:13 AM
Why don't you see for yourself?
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I finally got a playbook, and also have my ipad. so here comes the review.

iPad: first tablet, so caught evryone offguard. i tend to feel that their features are well tested, but lack a breadth of features. i use my ipad for mostly browsing, playing some games, reading...and thats where it ends. the features hey have are solid for the most part (ie without much bugs). the browser crashes frequently when viewing graphics heavy sites. battery life is amazing, i only need to charge once a week wih a couple of hours of use a day. screen size is big for optimal viewing, reading, etc. it does support vpn and rsa but i havent set it up yet so cannot comment on it.

playbook: late entry into the tablet world, so the playfield has already been set. this did enable them to come up with a few amazing ideas that ipad lacks. for example, flash support, blackberrybridge functionality wih all the add ons supporting your email,calendar, tasks, etc is just mind blowing. if yourblackberry has a data connection, you can use the bridge to connect to the internet. whts more amazing is it also knherits your wifi profiles from the blackberry devise. their battery life isnt as good as ipad, but it lasts me a whole day of heavy use. i tend yo find the playbook browser a bit slower than the ipad browser, but apparently its much better when you disable flash. but the keyboard of the tablet isnt all that great as i get too many errors when typing on the playbook as compared to ipad. its too early to say whether the browser will crash or not...but so far it crashed only a couple of times. screen sizeis smaller and thatsometimes makes it difficult to work with. but then again, the small screen makes it more portable. it has an amazing support for hdmiso icanconnect it directly to my tv and watch things exactly as it appears on the playbook. if you have a bb with touchscreen, you can also use that as a remote. it supports cisco vpn connections but i dont know if rsa is supported and tts what i need for connecting to my work vpn.

im surprised at the amount of features they have that i didnt know about, not as much as i knew about the ipad. i feel that the playbooks target market is the enterprise world, although heir marketing folks have made a big mess out of their marketing campaign of the product...not doing much for he products success. i can see myself using he playbook more for my work when im remote. i have also typed this review with he playbook.

Kabir
January 5, 2012, 08:19 PM
One more difference. Im watching the india vs australia test live on hitcric on my playbook, but cant watch it on my ipad coz of no flash support.

So i dont need to watch live cric on my laptop. I can watch it onthe playbook or on tv by connecting the playbook to the tv using hdmi.

Loving the playbook...

MohammedC
January 5, 2012, 08:56 PM
One more difference. Im watching the india vs australia test live on hitcric on my playbook, but cant watch it on my ipad coz of no flash support.

So i dont need to watch live cric on my laptop. I can watch it onthe playbook or on tv by connecting the playbook to the tv using hdmi.

Loving the playbook...

My only reason why I am switching from iPhone to something else which supports flash player.

zsayeed
January 5, 2012, 09:31 PM
One more difference. Im watching the india vs australia test live on hitcric on my playbook, but cant watch it on my ipad coz of no flash support.

So i dont need to watch live cric on my laptop. I can watch it onthe playbook or on tv by connecting the playbook to the tv using hdmi.

Loving the playbook...

Kabir Bhai, Would you recommend the playbook. I find my ipad2 a little too big to carry around. Got the Samsung Slate which let's me do everything I can with Windows. But still not the right form factor. Got the kindle, but thinking of returning it.

So, I was looking at the playbook - I am intrigued. Is it responsive to the touch? I am just hesitant because of the RIM OS... hardly know anything about it - or the apps availability. For instance, can you install Microsoft Silverlight on it?

Thanks in advance.

Kabir
January 6, 2012, 10:47 AM
Kabir Bhai, Would you recommend the playbook. I find my ipad2 a little too big to carry around. Got the Samsung Slate which let's me do everything I can with Windows. But still not the right form factor. Got the kindle, but thinking of returning it.

So, I was looking at the playbook - I am intrigued. Is it responsive to the touch? I am just hesitant because of the RIM OS... hardly know anything about it - or the apps availability. For instance, can you install Microsoft Silverlight on it?

Thanks in advance.

Their screen isn't as responsive to touch as ipad, but I think it's a matter of getting used to. I also agree about the screen size of ipad2 vs playbook. You'll realize that though you sometimes will want bigger screen real estate, the portability of playbook does trump over the screen size issue.

Not sure about MS Silverlight, but they are apparently working on a wrapper for Android platform, which will allow playbook users to use android apps.

If you're not sure, then wait until their 3G model arrives. Not sure about their plans for the qnx os. You can always buy it and try, and see if it suits you.

Btw, do you have a blackberry? If you do, your experience of using the playbook will be exponentially better because of the bridge feature.

Kabir
January 6, 2012, 10:49 AM
My only reason why I am switching from iPhone to something else which supports flash player.

Big switch - but I doubt you'll look back. iPhone, to me, is just that - an iphone. It's cool, and fun...but when it comes to feature set, it's way behind...

zsayeed
January 6, 2012, 02:51 PM
Their screen isn't as responsive to touch as ipad, but I think it's a matter of getting used to. I also agree about the screen size of ipad2 vs playbook. You'll realize that though you sometimes will want bigger screen real estate, the portability of playbook does trump over the screen size issue.

Not sure about MS Silverlight, but they are apparently working on a wrapper for Android platform, which will allow playbook users to use android apps.

If you're not sure, then wait until their 3G model arrives. Not sure about their plans for the qnx os. You can always buy it and try, and see if it suits you.

Btw, do you have a blackberry? If you do, your experience of using the playbook will be exponentially better because of the bridge feature.

Thanks Kabir Bhai. That's the thing - I do not have a black berry and I am not familiar with the RIM apps or user experience. The stupid stores have their internet shut off so can't play with the playbook at the store either.

Naimul_Hd
June 1, 2012, 05:16 AM
Is your mobile tough as HTC One X ? :)

The HTC One X (http://www.phonearena.com/phones/HTC-One-X_id6967) is one of the best-designed handsets we’ve seen recently - its unibody construction screams elite, but did you know it’s also tough as nails? Yes, literally.

Now, here is a crash test that really shows how tough is the HTC One X by... using it as a hammer. It’s plain funny and entertaining, and no - we definitely don’t recommend you trying this at home. Or at work. Anywhere actually, if you care about using your phone for a while despite the fact that it seems completely intact after all the bashing.

Plus, it doesn’t seem to be that good of a hammer. We guess, the HTC Two X could be that. Right? Watch the video below to better appreciate the engineering effort that went into crafting the One X and its awesome Gorilla Glass screen.


http://www.phonearena.com/news/So-your-HTC-One-X-is-tough-as-nails-Now-this-is-a-crash-test-to-prove-it_id30755

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