Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Sunray, Jun 27, 2012.
Has anyone tried a mifi dongle? On the face of it they would appear to solve this type of problem.
There is no extra charge,I do it all the time.
Easily solved with a spare £8 battery!
Nah, that's rubbish. Just about everywhere I'd take a tablet, there's wi-fi, otherwise it takes 5 secs to connect via my phone.
I've pre-ordered one of these (16gb). The price, the smaller than iPad form factor and the fact it's got GPS (and I already pay for copilot) is what swung it. 7" sat nav will be great.
Won't the lack of 3G be an issue for that?
Well, I've been going round a few pubs this afternoon and only one had wifi, which didn't work. If I'd only had wifi I'd be stuffed. If I'd been wanting to use my phone as a hotspot I would also be stuffed, partly because it's out of battery anyway and I left it at home, but also because it has less battery life generally so it would be dead by now. I also regularly use the 3G when I am on the tube, on the way somewhere, doing a bit of work, and I want to sync it to Dropbox or whatever before I get to my destination and I can use a laptop. I'm hardly the most mobile of people either.
Again, a £8 battery sorts any battery life problems out and it's a damn sight cheaper than paying for a 3G connection.
Rave review here:
Co pilot stores maps on the device
This is a great idea for encouraging innovation.
They're going to need to move as quickly as possible to upgrade existing Apps for a 7" screen to avoid things looking crap.
Btw, in the UK the nexus won't be able to buy music, magazines or TV shows, it seems. Though I imagine it will play all your torrented content well enough.
I can't say any of that bothers me, really. Streaming movies and music is where its at. Owning stuff is just so last century.
I presume the kindle app works anyway if anyone's that bothered about mags, or buying tracks or movies to own offline.
That's the same problem the Kindle Fire has. In the States it's a media powerhouse, but if they launched it in the UK, it would be bereft of a lot of the compelling content deals.
That said, users can still rent YouTube films/Netflix/Spotify etc.on the Nexus and, being Android, users aren't nailed down into just using Google Play.
My finger is hovering over the pre order button, I really cant see better value for money at the moment in the tablet market.
It is an absolute bargain.
And so the iPad mini rumours start flying! Looks like the mini tablet market is going to get very interesting!
never been even remotely tempted by a tablet ......but ....! ...might wait a bit to see how peeps get on
There must already be prototypes in existence, so are we looking at a mini-iPad or an oversized iPod-touch particularly as a lower screen resolution is being mentioned.
Apple's two-years-in-the-future-masterplan misses the boat when it comes to consumer demand - just look how slow they've been to react to people wanting larger mobile screens.
Steve Jobs said that we don't need 7" tablets and He Must Be Right.
The theory goes: Take the same screen manufacturing from the 3GS, but cut 1024x768 screens instead of iPhone ones. Makes for 7.85" and UI controls no smaller than on the phone, so still within the guidelines. It would run iPad apps with no modifications needed. Probably price matched with the nexus7, but profitable per unit instead of loss-making due Apple's supply chain domination.
Of course, like any company they prototype all kinds of ideas, only a fool would believe the public comments Jobs made about anything as a guide to what Apple will actually do! I reckon we'll see the smaller iPad this fall, and it wouldn't surprise me if it started at a £149 price point either...
A good idea, this new part of the market has only really just got going.
Come off it, the iPod Touch starts at £169.
The Kindle Fire opened up this market in the States, and the Nexus looks to be a tempting deal too - and at least we can get it here.
The price of Android tablets is going to keep on falling and falling.
"And today we're dropping the price of the iPod touch to £99..."
Apple do actually like to make profit from their hardware.
If such a device is coming then Id expect it to be somewhere between £199 and £249, I don't think Apple have much cause to make it cheaper than the Nexus 7.
The biggest understatement I've probably read on urban
next.... late jan/feb may be a good time .......to take a plunge !...methinks .....as the economy is going to go off the deep end ... ....... want a tv for the kitchen ....might go for the 7 if it plays bbc I player
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