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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Correct, that is another proliferation of the market.
    Yes, cheap and cheerful will satisfy a large percentage of the market, that's why there's so much effort going into making cheap tablets. Android and iOS is not going away, more so Android, as it's coming out in so many sizes and Samsung has now revealed an 8" tablet to further kick Apple where it hurts (after they were forced to introduce a 7" iPad): Samsung exec confirms 8-inch Galaxy Note coming to MWC
    What is it with you two, are you getting paid by Google or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Last I've checked, android tablets are a small minority compared to ios.
    I think you need to check more frequently:

    iPad And Android Tablet Market Share Margin Narrows Much Faster Than Originally Predicted | TechCrunch.

    iPad will lose market dominance to Android next year, says analyst | Apple - CNET News
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    What is it with you two, are you getting paid by Google or something.
    We clearly have far greater diversity of views and can look at things outside the square. I have never had, and probably never will have, any intention of owning anything Android or Apple, but because I am prepared to be critical of some aspects of Microsoft, does not mean that I'm a shill for the competition. Far worse are fanboys who only see in black and white.
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    why aren't they taking those devices and loading them with Windows RT
    And then what. Did you see the MS apps store. Compare that to Google Playstore. And why would I want Win8 RT on a tablet when I can get a far superior Android and it's infrastructure.

    Btw: I have setup one of those $60 tablets for a friend. It worked beautifully. Very fluent despite the single core CPU and 512MB of RAM. I was really amazed. And I could load most Playstore apps and some from Amazon that she wanted. The biggest drawback I found is that it did not have GPS (but what else at that price). My Nexus I use for navigation (can be used even in the sea with marine charts). That is a big assset because I did not want to pay 800 Euros for a navigation device in my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    What is it with you two, are you getting paid by Google or something.
    We clearly have far greater diversity of views and can look at things outside the square. I have never had, and probably never will have, any intention of owning anything Android or Apple, but because I am prepared to be critical of some aspects of Microsoft, does not mean that I'm a shill for the competition. Far worse are fanboys who only see in black and white.
    You have a far greater diversity of views and yet you have never used anything else. I've said it before, that's the problem, you haven't tried anything else.

    Me, I have tried everything else which gives me a better grasp on what's going on around me. Android and IOS are not Windows, while they are good as consumption devices, that's about it at this time.

    I hope Windows 8 and RT are given a chance, as in my mind they are the best way forward, especially as they evolve.

    All these little sub $200 devices are just toys at this stage, and not very good ones. Certainly above $200 there are more viable options. I can't see Tim Cook looking at that little $80 Android device and thinking, oh my God I'm scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    You have a far greater diversity of views and yet you have never used anything else. I've said it before, that's the problem, you haven't tried anything else.

    Me, I have tried everything else which gives me a better grasp on what's going on around me. Android and IOS are not Windows, while they are good as consumption devices, that's about it at this time.

    I hope Windows 8 and RT are given a chance, as in my mind they are the best way forward, especially as they evolve.

    All these little sub $200 devices are just toys at this stage, and not very good ones. Certainly above $200 there are more viable options. I can't see Tim Cook looking at that little $80 Android device and thinking, oh my God I'm scared.
    I've seen them used quite regularly, I simply haven't owned one. I have also read plenty about all of those products and it's easy enough to determine that they are very popular, but not for me. I deduced that about RT and on loading Windows 8, pretty much confirmed those observations.

    Those products that you effectively consider inferior to Windows RT seem to be doing quite well. I guess the world is full of people happy to own products that you consider inferior and for their own valid reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    You have a far greater diversity of views and yet you have never used anything else. I've said it before, that's the problem, you haven't tried anything else.

    Me, I have tried everything else which gives me a better grasp on what's going on around me. Android and IOS are not Windows, while they are good as consumption devices, that's about it at this time.

    I hope Windows 8 and RT are given a chance, as in my mind they are the best way forward, especially as they evolve.

    All these little sub $200 devices are just toys at this stage, and not very good ones. Certainly above $200 there are more viable options. I can't see Tim Cook looking at that little $80 Android device and thinking, oh my God I'm scared.
    I've seen them used quite regularly, I simply haven't owned one. I have also read plenty about all of those products and it's easy enough to determine that they are very popular, but not for me. I deduced that about RT and on loading Windows 8, pretty much confirmed those observations.

    Those products that you effectively consider inferior to Windows RT seem to be doing quite well. I guess the world is full of people happy to own products that you consider inferior and for their own valid reasons.
    You're implying that I said all Android devices are inferior to Windows RT, I didn't say that, I said the sub $200 ones, especially the sub $100 ones. Actually I'm not inferring that, I know they're rubbish.

    I suppose there are plenty of people who are quite happy eating cheeseburgers for their own valid reasons, I'm pretty sure that restaurants selling steak aren't that worried.

    What I cant understand about you Ray, why do you have to post negative comments on these products everyday, has it something to do with the medication you're on, you really blow me away.

    We all get it you hate Windows 8 and RT, but I can tell you one thing you're doing a huge disservice to people considering Windows 8 for $39 because in my opinion that is the greatest bargain on the planet at the moment.

    Just think in a few days people will have to pay $200 to upgrade to Windows 8 and you're scaring these people into thinking its not worth it at $39, doesn't that bother you.
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    Actually I'm not inferring that, I know they're rubbish
    How many of those sub $100 tablets have you actually used. I used at least one and I was really amazed how well it performed. Yes it did not have all the bells and whistles. But it did a decent job for the tasks it could do.

    For someone who wants to look at their mail, do some skyping, watch movies on-line, store pictures, music and videos or play some little games, they will do the job. Most apps from the Playstore worked except those for which it did not have the hardware features - e.g. GPS.

    In contrast, with my 32GB Nexus I can do most anything I do on the PC - and then some. And that was $230 on Black Friday.

    Windows 8 for $39 because in my opinion that is the greatest bargain on the planet at the moment.
    That is true - if you want Windows 8. I got mine before they raise the prices. I run it in a virtual partition. Works very well, but I do not plan to use it for anything other than education. With 1 year of testing the pre-releases under the belt, I do not want to fall behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    You're implying that I said all Android devices are inferior to Windows RT, I didn't say that, I said the sub $200 ones, especially the sub $100 ones. Actually I'm not inferring that, I know they're rubbish.

    I suppose there are plenty of people who are quite happy eating cheeseburgers for their own valid reasons, I'm pretty sure that restaurants selling steak aren't that worried.

    What I cant understand about you Ray, why do you have to post negative comments on these products everyday, has it something to do with the medication you're on, you really blow me away.

    We all get it you hate Windows 8 and RT, but I can tell you one thing you're doing a huge disservice to people considering Windows 8 for $39 because in my opinion that is the greatest bargain on the planet at the moment.

    Just think in a few days people will have to pay $200 to upgrade to Windows 8 and you're scaring these people into thinking its not worth it at $39, doesn't that bother you.
    Once again you prove that you can't handle points of view and personal choices that differ to yours, so all you can do is defer to insults.
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    C'mon guys. Don't start a fight. Big John will not like that.
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