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JHENDERSHOT000
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3/8/2012 | 8:06:29 PM
re: iPad Rivals Fire Back
Many people keep reporting that the IPAD does not having memory expansion capabilities. By itself as purchased this is true of course. However for those who need this capability (only a percentage of the users actually require this capability and I suppose that is why Apple omitted this but who knows?) there are at least two reasonable ways to achieve memory expansion with the IPAD by purchasing a WiFI memory storage divice that contains a built in wifi network with at least a 100 foot radius reception area. Seagate offers a 500GB hard drive called" GoFlex Satellite" for this for those who require a large memory storage capacity for their IPAD. MAXELL offers AIRSTASH that is a SD HC (class 10 & 16) wireless device which is really small and can be used for laptops, Ipad & Iphones. One can remove and replace an assortment of low cost CD flash memory units, use them in their camera etc up to 32MB each. Apple (and as do other third parties) also sells a plugin device to a the 30 pin port that allows direct plug in of either USB mor SD flash memory. It is available in any Apple store. I suppose that maybe Apple would say that with their Icloud storage capabilities memory expansion is not necessary. For those of us who would not agree with this posture, it is good and convenient for us that there are other options available so we can still use the Ipad and enjoy its features and pleasing user experience if we so desire.
Bay Area CA Male
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3/8/2012 | 8:05:41 PM
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Until the iPad came out nobody on earth cared about tablets.

And since then, Apple sold more iPads in ONE quarter than the entire tablet market did all year... and this will be the case again this year!

GET OVER IT!!!!!!

Apple has the best devices.... It doesnt matter and nobody cares that you hate Apple!!!!
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3/8/2012 | 8:04:31 PM
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Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah!!!!!!

OMG you anti-Apple iDevice haters make me sick!!!!

STFU already and get a life!

Does your life offer nothing more attractive than spending your days trolling Apple articles in hopes of reaching one Apple customer?

Who the he77 is motion computing????

Are you so pathetic that you DONT realize that APPLE CREATED the current tablet market?
Are you so blind-fully hateful towards Apple that you cannot give a winner its due credit?!?!?!
Such a sore loser and you cannot even leave us alone... Nobody cares about your idiotic ideas and intentions!!!

Apple dominates because they make the best products and deliver the best value...!

Get over it!
Get a life, dang you Apple haters are sick in the head!
ebernet
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3/8/2012 | 7:47:58 PM
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Actually, Twitter DID NOT make a custom version for the iPad. That is the point. Their Universal version adapts beautifully to both, while on Android universal means it scales up. I am sure Twitter can and will make a better version for tablets, but I doubt they could make as elegant a universal version.
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3/8/2012 | 7:39:04 PM
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I'm a fan of both iOS and Android. My Galaxy S II is the best phone I've ever owned. I prefer Android for smartphones, but at this point certainly not for tablets. I had a Galaxy Tab and wasn't impressed by the applications. Although Google can't control the quality or quantity of 3rd party applications, it is certainly relevant to the end user and the overall experience.

I think it is fair to compare the quality of the applications that are being developed for either platforms. As far as benchmarks, Apple made the claim so they better be able to back it up in real world testing. From memory, and I could be wrong, I thought their battery and performance claims were accurate from past presentations to real world testing.
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3/8/2012 | 6:18:05 PM
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For the most part, both devices have comparable bills and whistles that are impressive to anyone. To me, and to many others, it's more of an ideological comparison. It really boils down to Android's Open Source offering and Apple's heavily guarded proprietary iOS.
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3/8/2012 | 5:50:40 PM
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I agree. Apparently that person must own ONLY Ford vehicles since ford was the first to make the production vehicle and im positive he also owns ONLY IBM computers because they created the first production PC right??
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3/8/2012 | 5:41:35 PM
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Wow, good article but sadly some Apple fanboying in the comments.

In response to the comments about Apple being the tablet innovator, I am once again forced to point out that Motion Computing, NOT Apple, is the innovator in tablet computing.

It's sad that marketing is so effective these days that individual users apply their efforts and attentions to brand loyalty as if it were religion. It saddens me to see people so blinded by corporate spindoctoring that they have come to believe the media kits for the products they're told to love. Nope, better not pursue anything in the way of individual thought - better align with the hive mind or else all the other hipsters will think less of you. Sigh.

Anyway, Eric, thank you for providing this info. I found it very interesting - especially the wild claims about the Tegra 3. I'd be VERY interested in reading a follow-up on benchtesting between the A5X and Tegra 3.

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3/8/2012 | 5:30:15 PM
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Who cares what the other tablets have, THEY ARE NOT THE iPAD, THEY ARE NOT FROM APPLE THE INNOVATOR, WHILE THE OTHER ARE THE DUPLICATORS OR WANT TO BE. WHAT PART OF THE ABOVE STATEMENT DO YOU AND THE REST OF THE TECH COLUMNIST DON'T GET.
LET ME REPEAT AGAIN, THE OTHER TABLETS ARE NOT THE APPLE iPAD. DUDE. DO YOU GET IT NOW. WHY PAID FOR A COPY..WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THE ORIGINAL. OK!! THE INNOVATOR, NOT THE DUPLICATOR.
NOW DO YOU GET IT. PLEASE GET THIS,SO AS NOT TO BE REPEATED AGAIN.
THANKS
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3/8/2012 | 5:28:45 PM
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There is a separate Twitter app for iPad because there is market for that, because people love using their iPads and demand apps specifically written for iPad. When twitter would see value in other tables, they will make an app for those devices as well. And I think that is the point Apple was making, that currently there is not enough interest in other tables that will force companies develop specifically for those tablets.
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