The iPad killer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pizz, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. kaplanreject macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2010
    The Swamps of South Louisiana
    Mmm hmm,

    I see.

    And is this based upon the same logic that each new phone is the iPhone killer?

    Personally, Im not all that impressed.
  2. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
  3. ConceptVBS macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2003
  4. pizz thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Well it boasts alot of features the ipad currently doesnt have.. 3mp camera, Flash support, External card slot, usb ports, higher res screen, more portable size.

    I dont know. Fromwhat i've seen it looks like a rather nice tablet considering it'll cost less then the lowest priced iPad
  5. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    functions remarkably like the iPad. How ingenious of them. :rolleyes:
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    Quite honestly and personally, the device seems to work well and flawlessly just like the iPad. Is it something I would want to buy? Technically no. The screen is too small for the tablet perspective and will be a pain to type on it. I do not believe in carrying extra keyboards and what not just to type on tablet - it defeats the size and portability purpose. Anyhow, I do also feel that anyone using this as a phone would look like an idiot putting it against their ears [too big for a phone]. The wifi model may serve well for playing games and browsing the web but it's like using a netbook's screen when you can use a laptop. I bought the iPad to be able to view many documents in pdf's and take notes on the go... I do not see myself accomplishing that with ease on such a smaller screen size.
  7. Fissure macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    It will be very popular, android or chrome OS based tablets are coming and Apple is vulnerable unless they open up development more and until they develop a better, more interactive iOS interface. We've been living with the same dumb square icon baby interface for 3 years now, Google has caught up with Apple's multi-touch technology (it was revolutionary) but they are taking all other aspects of interactiveness with the OS to another level while Apple is apparently at a development standstill in this area.

    Apple needs to:
    Enable ALL Flash in iOS
    Open development up (less restrictive)
    Re-make the iOS interface (widgets etc, more interactiveness)
    Develop 3 models of iPhones (can't compete with 20+ android models)
    Develop 3 models of iPads (won't be able to compete with the android tabs coming
    iPhones need to be sold at ALL wireless network providers

    Unless they do ALL that they'll lose to Google like they lost to Microsoft in the mid 90's.
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Like the iPad with AT&T Service, I'd like to mount one in the dash of my car :D
  9. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Does anyone know its price? unless its $500 or less than that, it won't be that successful.
  10. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    you know whats funny? Apple came out with the iPad and their collecting money hand over fist and I see all of these responses from all these companies but I have yet to see one hit the market from a reputable company. Yeah their in the works but come out with one already.
  11. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
  12. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Sorry, but as long as the software maker(Google) is saying their product(Android) isn't yet ready for the tablet market, I'd be very concerned with using it for that.

    Android is a good OS, even more so when you consider it can't be tied to hardware like iOS/WebOS can be. But it should focus on phones/wait for Android 3.0 for tablets.
  13. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    And Adobe needs to enable reliable and fully integrated touch interfaces for ALL Flash - at the moment Flash is intended for use with mice and keyboards, not touch, which is compounded by its unreliability (it's not hard to make a Flash video player crash - just move the slider back and forth a couple of times and voila, it needs to rebuffer the whole video).

    Yes and no - they are loosening their restrictions which is good, but having such a tight leash also protects the user by ensuring that there is little room for exploitive or very buggy software. Reliable user experience is more important for the bulk of users (personal opinion based on several years of dealing with customers in the retail and wholesale sector) than the "freedom" of an open OS. Sure, there are many who need it for their specialised needs cannot be met by "closed" operating systems, but they are a minority. People just often mistake what they want as what they need.

    Again, yes and no. Widgets are nice, but need to be very well produced to not have a very noticeable detrimental effect on power and data consumption, which is obviously an issue for mobile devices. And "more interactiveness" is a rather vague request, but I would think it is up to app developers to achieve this, not Apple.

    You neglect two things - firstly, Google doesn't make any phones, just the software, so Apple are competing against all the smart phone manufacturers, not just Android. Secondly, the Android phones are also competing against RIM, Nokia, Sony-Erricson etc. etc. - the smart phone market is a lot more complex than just Android vs iOS.

    Again, this is not a straightforward debate - Android tablets will be competing against each other and not just the iPad. One needs to remember that because there are so many competing manufacturers who intend to roll out an Android tablet, there will also be many competing hardware standards (in an attempt to differentiate from the competition with different aspect ratios, graphic processors) which will complicate the lives of third arty software developers (and cosequentially, consumers).

    I think the reason for the exclusive contracts is because it ensures that the carriers are dedicated to supporting the iPhone. If it were sold through every vendor, then it becomes victim to the "flavour of the month" phenomenon where a product is only supported for the couple of weeks or months after release where it is popular, then it falls by the wayside. This results (in my opinion) in an environment whereby a phone cannot reach its full potential as vendors have moved on.

    Unless Google starts manufacturing hardware for their software I don't think there is much for Apple to be worried about. As long as Google only cranks out the software and leaves its implementation up to others, there will always be issues similar to the Microsoft/PC relationships, where, due to the virtually infinite combination of hardware there is a virtually infinite risk of compatibility issues, for example.
  14. wizzerandchips macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2006
    its a phone, why?

    so' this

    invent something original please.

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  15. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
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    Jan 29, 2010
  17. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    I'd say less like "killer" and more like "this will do if its cheaper and I don't have money for an iPad".

    That's not a knock: if its only $300 or so it looks like a decent device, but based on what I saw, if its the same price as the iPad, you may as well just go for an iPad.
  18. steviem macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    The Elonex is more interesting to me than the Galaxy tab.

    I'd be interested in just what that LNX processor really is, but if it is really going to sell for only around £150, if it has access to the Android Marketplace, then it might be alright.

    The Galaxy Tab just doesn't look all that great to me for £679.99 without a contract.
  19. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    16GB Galaxy tab £679
    16GB 3G iPad £529

    This is going to kill the iPad because?
  20. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    It looks okay, but no matter how good it is, it wouldn't kill the iPad. Daft thread title.
  21. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    to re-use (and slightly edit) the phrase that's always thrown at me when dicussing my iPad..

    "isn't that just a big Galaxy phone??"

    ...but in this case it seems it actually is a large phone! I can't imagine ever wanting or needing to take a photo with my iPad, it's just too big to hold properly - that's why I have my iPhone (which funnily enough also makes calls and sends texts - amazing I know!)
  22. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    Well... I'm not sure about that... my iPad is laughing so hard at this thread, I'm afraid it'd die laughing...

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