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Tablets will be dead in 5 years: Blackberry CEO....

  1. #31


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    I personally would want a new Android phone one day. Maybe a 4.3 or a 5 inch one. A 6 inch "phablet" would also seem promising at some situations because of the huge screen..

    A tablet? I've seen people and children play with them. I even saw this guy holding his tablet with both hands from the top of a vehicle to take pictures or video in front of them. It kinda looked silly because he could have managed with a more compact form factor such as a digital camera or simply a phone with a camera to do the same thing that he could manage with just one hand. If you want bigger display on reading e-books, Facebook, Twitter and games, the tablet is fair enough for me but only if I also have a bag to place it. I'd rather have an Android phone with me cause I could fit that on my pocket and I don't know if any of you even know that some mobile phones also have mobile TV. They have antennas, some use the stylus as antenna and rely on analog signal to pickup TV signals and its a pretty decent thing to have in your phone if all the other stuff in there start to get boring.

    The reason I would want an Android is that it has much much much support. Millions of apps, more being developed everyday but the device is not as costly as that of the fruit company. They are on its height at the moment. A lot of manufacturers took that OS so you'd be familiar in using different brands of phones or tablets that all have Android. The only thing I seem to not like about it is that multitasking is bad to the sense that it has no close buttons that you cannot exit an app by will. You would have to use a third party app for that. A lot of companies have adapted Android. There are also a lot of small-time players as well and some do come up with cheaper but pretty decent phones/tablets that I would choose over a Samsung, Apple or Sony any day. I really wanted a phone that has analog TV.

    And Blackberry? The brand name sounds kinda out of the hype now. Even if they come up with something really decent now (which they did in the past), its gonna be hell trying to dive the river upstream where the current is against them. They and Nokia will be sharing the same fast sinking boat unless they come up with something groundbreaking in the next year or two.

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  2. #32


    I don't understand why people feel the need to make doom and gloom predictions. I can assure the CEO of RIM that tablets are here to stay. Both my elderly parents each have an asus transformer infinity and a Samsung galaxy 2. My mom takes the 7 inch galaxy with her everywhere to shoot videos.
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  3. #33


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    7 inch tablets are far from useless. I take my Nexus 7 everywhere. I do use it as a e-reader. I used to have a Sony e-reader, and I found it to be an excellent device, but I wanted something I could do more with. I find the Nexus 7 just fine for reading. Obviously its not as good as a dedicated reading device, but its close enough. I read outside a lot. I find if you use Night Mode (black background and white text) it can be used outside even on a sunny day.

    The devices versatility is the killer aspect though. Like I said, it serves as my e-reader, but I have the 3G version, so I can use it for emails/IMs, and to watch YouTube videos on. I also have quite a few games on it as well. I commute 2 hours a day, so it gets a lot of mileage. Sure, my smartphone could do all those things, but I guess my eyesight isn't the best. I just find it easier to use a larger screen. The Nexus 7 is so light you don't notice it in a backpack. Its pretty durable too.

    My 10.6 inch Surface stays home, mainly because it lacks 3G. Also, its nowhere near as easily portable. So, the Surface is my 'at home' tablet, for the lounge room/in bed.

    I think the 7 inch device most definitely has a place.
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  4. #34


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    See, I've never really interacted with a 7 inch tablet, because my main question is how the hell do you type on such a small screen? It strikes me as an awkward giant phone to do such. You can't tap type real quickly like on the Surface Pro, you can't easily hold it with two hands with a keyboard that is small enough for two thumbs to work easily.

    And how would you ever use the Desktop on THAT small of a screen?
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Says the CEO of a company that is the very definition of irrelevance who also believes that the iphone or android didn't affect Blackberry....

    More likely, Blackberry will be dead in five years, or at least bought out by someone.
    Yes! I back you up bud!
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    See, I've never really interacted with a 7 inch tablet, because my main question is how the hell do you type on such a small screen? It strikes me as an awkward giant phone to do such. You can't tap type real quickly like on the Surface Pro, you can't easily hold it with two hands with a keyboard that is small enough for two thumbs to work easily.

    And how would you ever use the Desktop on THAT small of a screen?
    There's a couple of really good 3rd party keyboards, Swift Key in particular is excellent and very comfortable.

    I do wonder how Windows would work on that form factor though. I think Metro would be fine, but the desktop? I have a hard time seeing it working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Here is my summary of where the Vendors are at, at this time:

    Android: Android has a lot of promise, but falls short when it comes to security..
    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD for government use, Apple iPhone 5 still waiting

    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD, iPhone 5 still waiting | The Gadget Masters
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Here is my summary of where the Vendors are at, at this time:

    Android: Android has a lot of promise, but falls short when it comes to security..
    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD for government use, Apple iPhone 5 still waiting

    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD, iPhone 5 still waiting | The Gadget Masters
    Well this is very promising. I would have totally gone with the Galaxy S4 if my company would have offered it as an option. It is easily the best phone on the market at the moment imo, for lots of reasons. I do use my nexus 7 less these days now that I have an Iphone, but I still enjoy it more when I do. I just have too many devices in my household now. I bought the nexus 7 as an ereader, and it does a smashing job at that. Then when my iphone arrived, I find myself using it less. The Nexus 7 makes an awesome e-reader with moon+ reader installed. I love it.
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Blackberry will be dead in 3 years
    Very possibly

    “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,”
    Probably. They are not likely to disappear completely - but some other form factor will be the next big thing.
    Hybrids maybe? The ones you can actually use like a laptop/netbook/notebook, whatever. The clamshell designs where you can detach the tablet from the keyboard appeal to me more than something like the Surface with its floppy keyboard.
    I'm a member of a private forum of "former Microsoft Beta Testers" who were "summarily dismissed" by Sinofsky when he took over Windows. We were basically discussing Windows 8 and how things might play out in both the hardware and software arena . . . Without revealing this poster's identity (he works for the US Government) here's what he said:

    "There are about 50 people in our office where I work. We all have Dell Latitude XT3 Convertible Laptop/Tablets. We have a full size monitor and keyboard connected to a docking station on our desk. When we are our desk, we have the full desktop experience. When we are out in the field or traveling, we have the portability of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet. We connect to a VPN private cloud for synchronizing, email, etc. Works quite well.

    Granted, we are still on Win 7 Enterprise, but a customized (with desktop and start menu) Win 8 Enterprise standard image is in testing and will most likely be deployed mid summer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Here is my summary of where the Vendors are at, at this time:

    Android: Android has a lot of promise, but falls short when it comes to security..
    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD for government use, Apple iPhone 5 still waiting

    Samsung Galaxy S4 gets security approval from DoD, iPhone 5 still waiting | The Gadget Masters
    Well this is very promising. I would have totally gone with the Galaxy S4 if my company would have offered it as an option. It is easily the best phone on the market at the moment imo, for lots of reasons. I do use my nexus 7 less these days now that I have an Iphone, but I still enjoy it more when I do. I just have too many devices in my household now. I bought the nexus 7 as an ereader, and it does a smashing job at that. Then when my iphone arrived, I find myself using it less. The Nexus 7 makes an awesome e-reader with moon+ reader installed. I love it.
    Hi there
    Unless your weather is worse than ours I just don't see how ANY non e-ink device can work decently as an e-reader out of doors in bright sunlight -- tablets and even smart phones are often appalling to read in bright sunlight and up here when it DOES get sunny it gets really bright too.

    I love my e-reader -- but could I swap it for a tablet --no way Jose.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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