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Greenbone
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1/15/2013 | 4:50:15 PM
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It makes me truly sad to see that "journalism" has devolved to phoned-in pot-shot roundups like this. Maybe you walked the CES floor, with a hangover, down $500 from a bad-beat in poker the night before?

Cases may be ubiquitous...that's because mobile devices are ubiquitous. That's the angle. There's great opportunity to make cases not just a feature or personal expression, but an application as well.

You're burned out. It isn't likely your fault. I suspect your publishing company is starving and threatening you with fiscal attrition. Try looking at things they way you did fresh out of college.
pwndecaf
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1/15/2013 | 4:39:28 PM
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And just what is wrong with an iPhone case for $650? You have no idea how the 1% live, do you? That's a bargain!
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1/15/2013 | 4:52:49 AM
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One of the things I took away from not only this article, and the comments being left, and heck the CES trade show as well is really that sometimes what we see isn't always the end game. Well, maybe it is for some of the manufacturers and inventors, but just thinking about that fork for a moment ($100?!) makes me think about what might be possible in the future . . . detecting bacteria? Perhaps other foods that cause particular individuals allergic reactions? Calorie counting? These would be for when it can actually be truly smart, and not just have an accelerometer . . . some day, not today, and we don't get there without a few experiments along the way. Huawei may help determine what's too big, or maybe for some other uses (as Elliott Davis points out) like for those who are visually impaired. That's what I love about CES: it's always more about the future than about right now.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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1/14/2013 | 6:56:30 PM
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The story I wrote about the introduction of the iPad wasn't that way at all:
http://www.informationweek.com...

Gizmodo on the other hand didn't have a high opinion of the iPad:
http://gizmodo.com/5458382/8-t...
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GetEdumated,
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1/14/2013 | 5:05:37 PM
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Also, a toddler is guaranteed to wipe poo all over that iPad in the iPotty.
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1/14/2013 | 4:42:08 PM
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Ummm, trade shows ultimately reflect what people HOPE customers are willing to pay for. Whether they actually buy any of it is another matter. And yes, people do care what reporters think because (think hard here) we can't all go to CES so we rely on reporting.

Not sure what this has to with democrats or a very pro-business administration but you sound like a bitter right-wing ipotty developer.
Elliott Davis
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1/14/2013 | 4:18:26 PM
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dissing on the Ascend mate seems unnecessary. it may be useful for the disabled, either visually or otherwise.
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1/14/2013 | 3:30:38 PM
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That's the cool thing about the Panasonic tablet - it DOES run a full OS. Which means full versions of Lightroom, AutoCAD, the Adobe Creative Suite. Heck, I'm sure you could put any flavor of Linux on it, too. And it's got a real effing pen input. Not pressure sensitive (d@mn you, Wacom!), but for architects/engineers doing drawing markup and collaboration, and for a lot of lightroom tools, you don't need (or even want) pressure sensitivity.

I was jazzed about the MS Surface (AutoCAD...effectively Win-Locked) with a full OS and pixel-accurate pen input, but panasonic's A3 tablet wins hands down. The only drawback is that I'll have to keep my iPad, because 20" really is too big to lug around for casual/personal use.
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1/14/2013 | 3:13:20 PM
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But what if I'm eating soup, huh? WHAT IF I'M EATING SOUP??!!
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1/14/2013 | 3:05:14 PM
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This article is silly. Complaining that a 6" screen is "only" 1280x720 ? really ? You're perfectly happy when a 7" tablet has 1280x800, and the iPad mini that's even worse is widely recommended. Also, if you can't warry 200g for the duration of a telephone conversation, you should consult a doctor. This is exactly the dumb shit that makes OEM focus on the useless idiot specs that braind dead "journos" can praise/shoot down w/o any brain work, as opposed to what people really want, which in my case is: a big screen, a lot of battery, and a reasonnable price.
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