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Smaller seems to be better

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    Smaller seems to be better


    Apple’s iPad mini has leapfrogged its bigger brother in terms of sales. If the latest figures and projections from NPD DisplaySearch are anything to go by it seems like the market has shifted and smaller tablets will take over in 2013.

    “We now understand that Apple may be planning to sell 55M iPad minis (7.9”) and 33M iPads (9.7”) in 2013,”

    The focus upon smaller screened tablets isn’t just from Apple’s customers. NPD figures looks at industry-wide shipments which indicate that “in the first month of 2013, tablet PC panel shipments shifted dramatically toward smaller screen sizes”.

    Also NPD suggests that the mini tablets are about to get a shot in the arm with higher resolution displays.
    Full size Apple iPad sales collapse as iPad mini takes over - Tablets - News - HEXUS.net

    Where is that going to leave the Surface? I'm not surprised that OEMs have shied away from producing Windows RT tablets and will this have an effect on Windows Pro tablets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Apple’s iPad mini has leapfrogged its bigger brother in terms of sales. If the latest figures and projections from NPD DisplaySearch are anything to go by it seems like the market has shifted and smaller tablets will take over in 2013.

    “We now understand that Apple may be planning to sell 55M iPad minis (7.9”) and 33M iPads (9.7”) in 2013,”

    The focus upon smaller screened tablets isn’t just from Apple’s customers. NPD figures looks at industry-wide shipments which indicate that “in the first month of 2013, tablet PC panel shipments shifted dramatically toward smaller screen sizes”.

    Also NPD suggests that the mini tablets are about to get a shot in the arm with higher resolution displays.
    Full size Apple iPad sales collapse as iPad mini takes over - Tablets - News - HEXUS.net

    Where is that going to leave the Surface? I'm not surprised that OEMs have shied away from producing Windows RT tablets and will this have an effect on Windows Pro tablets?
    The problem is the iPad Mini is a POS, it's slow, loses wireless signals and is barely legible. Spend too much time on one of these little horrors and you'll go blind.

    I bought one a couple of days before going over to America because I wanted something light and I knew about the poor resolution, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
    The Genius nearly fainted when I told him to wrap it up, he started stuttering, he said, "but you've been rubbishing it for ten minutes" and I said, "yeah I know, but it's light, and I'm going overseas". I also think I was the first one that first day to buy one, it was the funniest thing I've seen, the guy really was stuttering.
    if you compare the Mini to almost anything else, it has the worst screen.
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    Oh, I noticed Steve Irwin's father is using what looks to be a Surface RT, unless Bindi got him a Pro from America.

    Also this will have zero impact on Surface Pro sales, completely different markets, toy market vs business market.
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    We're living in an age where 10 inch tablets are too big....

    That's really messed up. If you think about, PC computing started out with like, these little monitor, I think they were about 10 inches or so. As time went on, they went to 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, and more inches especially with LCD technology. It used to be bigger was better, but when PC computing went from the desktop to laptop, bigger stopped being better and smaller was better. Honestly, I'd kind of like a 17 inch touch enabled ultrabook PC... Now that PC computing is shifting some from laptops to tablets, smaller is even better. Ten inches? Too big, eight is ideal. But then there are smartphones, smaller isn't better for most. Bigger is what is better. That went from 3 or inches to almost 5 and even 6.

    I think the general consumer public should understand WHAT THE DEVICE WAS BUILT TO DO. A smartphone shouldn't at all be used as a PC replacement or tablet PC replacement. It's so idiotic to meet people that literally live on their smartphone. Really right now?
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    There's no point in saying the general public needs to understand your point of view, they already understand what they want and that's evident in the sales.
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    It just seems insane to be doing web activities on such a small screen. Why would anyone do that over a larger monitor, faster hardware, and faster internet? To me, this is like what?! At least use a tablet PC! A smartphone wasn't built so it can replace a PC. That's just that.
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    I think the general consumer public should understand WHAT THE DEVICE WAS BUILT TO DO. A smartphone shouldn't at all be used as a PC replacement or tablet PC replacement. It's so idiotic to meet people that literally live on their smartphone. Really right now?
    If they had to carry two things around like a laptop and a phone, that would make them responsible for two things. And sure enough they be talking on the phone walk off and leave the laptop for someone else to steal it.
    I know a couple of people that use a smartphone now because of that very mindset. They walked off and had a laptop stolen while using their phone. And so they bought the smartphone. Which also to stay pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I think the general consumer public should understand WHAT THE DEVICE WAS BUILT TO DO. A smartphone shouldn't at all be used as a PC replacement or tablet PC replacement. It's so idiotic to meet people that literally live on their smartphone. Really right now?
    If they had to carry two things around like a laptop and a phone, that would make them responsible for two things. And sure enough they be talking on the phone walk off and leave the laptop for someone else to steal it.
    I know a couple of people that use a smartphone now because of that very mindset. They walked off and had a laptop stolen while using their phone. And so they bought the smartphone. Which also to stay pocket.
    That's some people, not everyone. Most people I know keep on top of their laptop. But I can see how that happens though, ideally you'd want to put some security safeguards in place for that.
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    I know a lot of people that use their smartphones for just about everything while travelling. Ever heard of Tapatalk (for (iPhone and Android only)? It's designed to allow smartphone users to more easily engage with forums. These are the sorts of developments that people want and are interested in and they work with the smaller form factor devices that people want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know a lot of people that use their smartphones for just about everything while travelling. Ever heard of Tapatalk (for (iPhone and Android only)? It's designed to allow smartphone users to more easily engage with forums. These are the sorts of developments that people want and are interested in and they work with the smaller form factor devices that people want.
    But yet, if you look at the trend with smartphones, bigger screens are more desirable over smaller ones, so they end up being almost the size of an ipad mini.
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