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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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If the IPAD- Mini was offered as a phone would you buy it....

The market is migrating to larger and larger cell phones, almost making them Mini PC phones.... SO... would ya...

And if you would NOT ... what would change your mind?

B4 you say its too large to hold as a phone, The mini-phone would have to include a NICE blutooth head set...
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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Are you asking me to hold the mini up to my ear in public?

No. This is a VERY silly question.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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Being able to fit in my pocket is a key feature I want from a phone.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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Being able to fit in my pocket is a key feature I want from a phone.
This.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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Are you asking me to hold the mini up to my ear in public?
not necessarily. there are things called headphones.

I wouldn't buy the Mini just for phone use but I wouldn't turn it down either for having it so long as that support didn't interfere with other uses.

Frankly I think if they did include phone support it would be via headphones or speakerphone modes only and possibly on VoIP only. Which might not be a bad thing
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Frankly I think if they did include phone support it would be via headphones or speakerphone modes only and possibly on VoIP only. Which might not be a bad thing
There's nothing stopping you from using a VoIP app now. Apple even includes Facetime which works quite well with a headset. Knock yourself out.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 05:07 PM   #7
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If the IPAD- Mini was offered as a phone would you buy it....

The market is migrating to larger and larger cell phones, almost making them Mini PC phones.... SO... would ya...

And if you would NOT ... what would change your mind?

B4 you say its too large to hold as a phone, The mini-phone would have to include a NICE blutooth head set...
While I think the notion of a larger phone you hold to your head is ludicrous - it just looks so Dom Joly ridiculous, this subject isn't without merit, but I think what we need to focus on is instead of asking for larger phones, revamp the whole way cellular communication works, and take control back from the major telcos.

If every device had "cellular" capabilities (whether that be *one* universal VOIP standard all companies had to adhere to, or some other more clever way to deal with the problem), there wouldn't be this whole "phone vs. bigger phone vs. phablet vs. tablet" raging debate going on, all would be capable, I'd simply ask (as you suggest) that tablets and larger devices come with some sort of headset or perhaps a retractable wired earpiece/mic (or something more elegant) rather than force people to hold these big things to the side of their heads when communicating.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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I dont think its a bad idea if mini can also be used as a phone.

First of all, Galaxy note is like 5.5 screen and selling crazy. People are looking for bigger and bigger screen these days. Bigger device means you can put bigger battery as well. Look at all the past slim phone (moto razr) and how people complainted about battery life.

If Jobs is still alive, he would have found a way to battle big screen phone with the original 3.5 but with Cook, he would probably introduce us 5 inch iphone very soon.
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