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Tablet Sales Sag

Tablet sales slumped for the first time since the iPad's introduction, suggesting that more consumers may be opting for large-screen smartphones.

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SaneIT
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7/15/2014 | 4:51:45 PM
Re: Only so many
@JonNLakeland, I have wondered about a Google glass like HUD but it seems to be a tough sell.  I think about all of the Bluetooth headset conversations I've interrupted because I thought they were talking to me then I think about how many blank stares we will see or assume are directed towards us as someone is staring at a Glass like display. 
Ariella
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7/13/2014 | 6:51:28 PM
Re: Only so many
@Angelfuco Yes, it's better for the budget but also better for the environment -- less waste and trash from devices considered obsolete as soon as the new version comes out. 
PaulS681
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7/13/2014 | 6:48:59 PM
Re: Poeple just figured it out
@moarsauce123... It depends what kind of tablet you are talking about. I have purchased Samsung Slate 7 tablets for some of my users and they love them. They dock them at work and they are their work station. They leave and take the tablet with them. It's a windows tablet and runs everything they need. With the SSD it is fast as well.
PaulS681
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7/13/2014 | 6:45:32 PM
Large screens
I like the larger screen smart phones but I like my phone in my pocket. If it won't fit in my pocket I would have a problem. So at what point do they get to big?

 
Angelfuego
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7/13/2014 | 6:30:00 PM
Re: Only so many
@Ariella, I also like to have my devices last longer than a year. I'm not big on the constant upgrade by getting new devices every year or two. I tend to not always get the latest trends and use my devices until they literally don't work anymore. Financial reasons are the common denominator for me. The buck has to stop so where. Lol
Angelfuego
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7/13/2014 | 6:25:31 PM
Re: Continuum of Usability
@Thomas, I know it may sound crazy, but I never owned a desktop. I've used desktops at work and the library but I've always used laptops and tablets at home.
Angelfuego
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7/13/2014 | 6:23:32 PM
Re: Poeple just figured it out
@moarsource, I think you are right, I love my tablet and that is all that I use at home.
moarsauce123
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7/12/2014 | 7:43:17 PM
Poeple just figured it out
It being the fact that tablets are great as toys or for content consumption, but other than that are quite useless. They are not usable for any productivity work, office tasks, or somewhat beefiers apps.
Somedude8
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7/11/2014 | 10:48:25 PM
Replacement Cycles
Much longer replacement cycles for tablets. I really believe its that simple.
Thomas Claburn
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7/11/2014 | 4:29:15 PM
Re: Continuum of Usability
I expect we'll make a distinction between desktop computers and mobile computers as long as we need fans and space to cool hot-running desktop chips. If we can get speed without much heat, there's no reason not to put the electronics in an iPad, to add peripherals if necessary, and to move it or not as required.
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