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Say hello to the new and improved Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 8.9.  (Source: Samsung)
South Korean phonemaker looks to make good even better

Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (SEO:005930) is the world's leading seller of handsets on the world's leading smartphone operating system -- Android OS.  While that has made it a tempting legal target to competitors [1][2], it has also been a financial boon to the South Korean electronics giant.

At the 
IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin this weekend, Samsung had some big news for Android fans pulling the wraps of refreshes to two familiar product lines.

The first new model is an improved model of the 
Samsung Galaxy S II.  The new model continues the dangerous game of mobile brinksmanship, upping its armaments to including a whopping 4.5-inch touch-screen display (up from 4.27 in.).  There's no word on the resolution, yet -- hopefully Samsung will look to match Apple's 960x640 iPhone 4 resolution, which currently is the highest resolution smartphone on the U.S. market.

Also new is a higher clocked 1.5 GHz dual-core, likely a clocked up Exynos system-on-a-chip, Samsung's in-house ARM Cortex A9 design.  Samsung also did not announce whether the width would change from the previously announced, industry-leading 8.49 mm.

The new model sports an LTE modem, meaning that it will likely hit America's Verizon Communications, Inc. (
VZ).  It will launch beside its (presumably) smaller-screen, slower-CPU Galaxy S II brethren -- the HSPA+ Samsung Hercules and the LTE Samsung Epic 4G Touch (names unconfirmed).  The Hercules is rumored to get at least the display bump as well -- no word yet on the Epic 4G Touch.

The package is rounded out with an 8 MP camera, an 8-device capable Wi-Fi hotspot (rather ludicrous from a bandwidth proposition), an 1850mAh battery, and 
NFC (Near Field Communications).  The phone runs on Android 2.3 "Gingerbread".

While the new LTE-equipped Galaxy S II is sure to titillate smart phone fans, tablet fans also were given something to get excited for.

Samsung announced an LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 8.9, an 8.9-inch tablet running Android 3.1 "Honeycomb".  The new tablet on the block will join the growing Galaxy Tab family, which includes the original 7-inch model, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (inch) model.  

The tablet also sports the new 1.5 GHz dual-core and includes a 3 MP camera.  It remains a slender 8.6 mm -- thinner than Apple, Inc.'s (
AAPL) iPad 2.

Speaking of Apple, the new tablet's international release could be blocked if Apple is able to secure victories in its numerous international lawsuits against Samsung.  Apple claims to own design patents that grant it exclusive ownership to minimalist (button-wise), thin multi-touch tablet designs.  Things seem to be headed in the opposite direction, though -- Apple was 
handed an unfavorable decision by a Dutch-court last week.  The Dutch court rebuffed Apple's claim to minimalist tablet exclusivity, saying Samsung did not violate Apple's design patents.  

Apple must now try to convince courts in America, 
Australia, Germany, and South Korea to see things differently.  Given that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 looks like a smaller Galaxy Tab 10.1, the outcome of those cases should decide whether Samsung would be able to sell its new tablet in those regions.



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Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By EricMartello on 8/29/2011 9:14:34 AM , Rating: 4
The basic premise of what's going on with technology is that it took a detour with the netbook fad, where people decided that they didn't need CPUs and GPUs with ever-increasing power, and that the "sensible" netbook was "more than enough" to check email, fap to porn and play farmville.

This detour is now looping back on itself. We first went back in time to 2005 levels of computing power with these mobile devices, but now these devices are becoming larger, less mobile and are encroaching on 2008 levels of power.

Meanwhile my Alienware M11xR2 is still kicking strong, able to do what I want to do on the road without the compromises faced when using a tablet or smartphone...with 4-5 hours of battery life it lasts about as long as a tablet or smartphone, and its processing power will surpass even the best "mobile device" released for at least the next 2-3 years.




By VitalyTheUnknown on 8/29/2011 9:43:27 AM , Rating: 3
RE: Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By ssnova703 on 8/29/2011 10:34:04 AM , Rating: 2
I believe there is a market for these. In my opinion the iphone's screen is a tadbit too small to be efficient at productivity or for reading. At 3.5" and around, it's fine for a smartphone.

However, how often I've wished that I would always carry a device with me that had a bigger screen for reading ebooks and articles all day long without having to carry a bag(for a netbook or a tablet).

At 4.5" this beast would be adequate for longer reading sessions while also providing an excellent screen for movie viewing and GPS displaying. Something that I would argue 3.5" is lacking(it works, but I much rather have a bigger screen), while at the same time it is portable enough to carry with you, something that a netbook or tablet is lacking.


RE: Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By Denigrate on 8/29/2011 10:51:15 AM , Rating: 2
The 4.5" screen is nearly enough to convince me to finally move to Android from my venerable Nokia N900. Though I would really like to have a 5" screen. I nearly went with the Dell branded 5" android device, but didn't like the hardware.


By B3an on 9/3/2011 12:40:22 AM , Rating: 2
Check out the new Samsung Galaxy Note.

5.3" AMOLED screen which is 1280x800 res, plus a 1.4GHz dualcore.


By NellyFromMA on 8/29/2011 11:12:16 AM , Rating: 2
Question:

A) How much was your Alienware when you purchased it brand new and when did you purchase it?

I have a feeling that, like all of Alienware's line, it was over-priced in a market already known for overpriced devices compared to their desktop counterparts. (Strictly in pricing terms here)

So, its sensible to surmise that you paid a huge premium to purchase a device that, for the common average user that netbooks / tablets largely target, your devices potenntial wouldn't be realized by 90% of that market and they'd pay at least twice as much for the device compared to what's available to them for now.

Also, I'm too lazy to Google your Alienware model, but if its like any other performance laptop I've seen that didn't go all wild slimming it down (and you pay HUGE premium for this if so) then comparing that to one of these tablets is way off IMO. Form factor is huge for this market.

I'm definitely not a huge Android or Apple fan from personal experience (yes, I still own an Incredible I bought from a friend as a new FRU, but stuck on VZW and the HTC Trophy (WP7) as a device is = to it) but to claim somehow your Alienware is the answer to this market just because you, as potentially a power user, you're thinking in real strict terms that make no sense economically. Don't you think all major manufaturers would be all over that right now?

If your claim is truly level-headed, don't you think Engineers at all the top computer manufacturers would be having 'Winning!' Moments right now and we'd be seeing a flood of these alienwares or knockoffs?

Just my opinion.


By The0ne on 8/29/2011 1:38:03 PM , Rating: 3
I have the M17xR2 myself and love it. Comparing the Alienware against a tablet is unwarranted. Different markets completely. I would use the tablet for casual use (keyboard-less type of tasks) and switch to PC for the keyboard stuff. In addition, my sisters would absolutely love the tablet gadget as all they all really is read (books, news, etc.), look at photos, watch online videos, email and....and...I think that's about it. So in this case a tablet would be perfect :)

Engineers seldom have they say in what the products is going to be or look like. This belongs to the marketing, sales and VPs that cater to consumers. If we engineers do it in our own ways I think most of the time it be more fantastic...that is if it gets done and is practical :D That's one of the problem, we don't stop tinkering! GRR :D


By EricMartello on 8/30/2011 12:48:47 AM , Rating: 1
Alienware is now owned by Dell. Their prices are reasonable and I love my M11x. It's about the size of a netbook with an 11 inch screen, a bit heavier but it has the performance to run current games at decent framerates with the effects turned on, plus it's great for getting work done.

The utility of a tablet is questionable for me because I know I Can do anything I need to do just as well on my laptop...why would I want to lug around a tablet AND a laptop. A tablet alone would not be so great for gaming and other entertainment...and I do not like the touch screen typing so it would suck for work.

The battery life of the M11x can be extended up to 10+ hours on if you kick it into "econo" mode...though I consider the 4-5 hours at "full power" to be respectable. It has a mobile Core i7 CPU and a Nvidia GT335M GPU (in addition to the intel GPU which is active when the nvidia GPU's power is not needed). I paid around $1,400 total last year, including an 8 GB ram upgrade, a WD Black 500GB hard drive and a Centrino 6300-N wifi radio.


By NellyFromMA on 8/30/2011 2:32:22 PM , Rating: 2
Just to clarify, I never knocked on that device, just stated, like someone who replied as well, that these two devices just don't compare. But, as usual, when you express common sense on DT, you get down rated. Wah.


RE: Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By aebiv on 8/29/2011 12:33:06 PM , Rating: 3
Uhhhh... 4-5 hours is the life of a tablet? I get 8-9 on my Asus tablet WITHOUT the keyboard/dock/battery. With that? 16+ hours.

I can completely ignore my charger all day.


By retrospooty on 8/29/2011 2:45:03 PM , Rating: 4
Yes, but his alienware is a real computer.


RE: Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By nikon133 on 8/29/2011 6:51:57 PM , Rating: 3
Which makes sense only if you need real computer power on the move.

I actually do... I shoot RAW images and like to start sorting them while still on vacation (having to deal with 1000+ raw images in post-vacation blues is kind of off-putting). I also don't mind having a game or two - REAL game or two - for rainy days.

But... majority of people will do Internet, email, some social networking on the go. Angry birds, maybe on occasion. Laptop might be an overkill there.


RE: Can we get the Doc's opinion on these trends?
By aebiv on 8/29/2011 7:17:08 PM , Rating: 2
Or for me, my work revolves around SSH/RDP/VNC all day, and the tablet is actually remarkably effective at that. Sure, there are still days the 16" Dell comes out with me, but 9/10 times I carry the tablet only.

I completely agree on that it is not a laptop replacement in its entirety, yet there are many things a tablet can do as effectively while saving you a few lbs in your bag.


By aebiv on 8/29/2011 7:18:10 PM , Rating: 2
*PS

I was a tablet hater too until I owned one and learned just how functional they can be.


8-device capable Wi-Fi hotspot
By Jeremy87 on 8/29/2011 8:35:15 AM , Rating: 2
"rather ludicrous from a bandwidth proposition"

Why? I read that it's capable of 100/50 Mbit on LTE, more than enough bandwidth to share with 8 devices.




RE: 8-device capable Wi-Fi hotspot
By Goty on 8/29/2011 8:57:54 AM , Rating: 5
I think he means that it's ludicrous considering the measly data allowances you're given by Verizon et al.


RE: 8-device capable Wi-Fi hotspot
By cmdrdredd on 8/29/2011 5:36:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think he means that it's ludicrous considering the measly data allowances you're given by Verizon et al.


Depends, if you were a customer before they changed the service plans you are locked in to Unlimited. Like me, I am not pestered for using "too much bandwidth". Just last month I used over 5GB.


RE: 8-device capable Wi-Fi hotspot
By Dark Legion on 8/29/2011 10:37:08 PM , Rating: 2
You're not locked in, you're grandfathered in, and the second you have to renew your contract to get a new subsidized phone, you're screwed. And to the OP, you will never get the full *theoretical* throughput to any single device, certainly not with VZW. Maybe in a few years?


By bplewis24 on 8/29/2011 11:57:48 PM , Rating: 2
It's too bad that people don't down-rate for flat-out untruths, because you spreading a complete lie should earn you a -1.


By chathuragune on 9/2/2011 12:56:51 PM , Rating: 2
When does Samsung going to come up with powerful prepaid less expensive android phones?

http://androidappforfree.com


Bigger screen doesnt equal better
By karndog on 8/29/2011 12:07:50 PM , Rating: 2
Having owned a Galaxy S2 since release, i can tell you that the 4.27" screen is already a little too big. When holding the phone with one hand (the left) it is impossible to touch anything at the top right corner of the screen with your thumb without sliding the phone up your hand and changing your grip.. I have even got a slight RSI in my hand from straining to reach the top of the screen all the time, and i am a guy with average sized hands.

I love the phone and it the best i have ever owned, but a 4.5" screen would be just to big and uncomfortable for little extra benefit.. I'd prefer to have a smaller screen and be able to use one hand most of the time, than have a larger screen and be forced to hold it in two hands.




RE: Bigger screen doesnt equal better
By B3an on 8/29/2011 6:27:49 PM , Rating: 2
I also have a GSII and prefer the larger screen, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
If Samsung keep this new phone about the same size and simply make the screen take up more of the surface area (smaller bezels) it shouldn't really make any difference.


By sixfoot7 on 9/3/2011 12:05:32 AM , Rating: 2
I have several acquaintances who I would consider "average" sized people (5'10"-ish), who have SGII, Nexus S, Evo 3D, etc, and none of them seem to have a problem with the screen size. Perhaps your hands aren't as comparatively average as you think?

Not all people are built the same, so I can see where smaller hands like yours would have a problem with a larger screen. For people like you, there are many phones available. For people like me, however, this trend to new, larger smartphones is hopefully just the beginning. For me, bigger is certainly better.

I would guess that you never had to use some of the first cell phones, such as the Motorola 8000 series, or even the conventional telephones most people had in their homes from the mid 80's and prior. It sounds like it would have been a 2 handed affair for you.


Verizon passed on the GSII
By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 8:51:33 AM , Rating: 2
"The new model sports an LTE modem, meaning that it will likely hit America's Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ)."

Verizon said they would not be getting the GSII but something similar in the near future. Nexus Prime?

http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/25/exclusive-verizon-pa...




RE: Verizon passed on the GSII
By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 11:38:56 AM , Rating: 2
This is encouraging! "Droid" Prime in October.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/29/verizon-wireless-exc...


Huh?
By mfenn on 8/29/2011 8:44:26 AM , Rating: 2
"The new model continues the dangerous game of mobile brinksmanship..."

Come on, these are phones, not nuclear weapons. Anticipating a slow news day?




By ssnova703 on 8/29/2011 10:41:50 AM , Rating: 2
First off this device is similar in size and specs to the upcoming Sony Xperia Duo, a device I've been eying for quite some time:

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_duo-4...
4.5" dual core.

Secondly, this device size bridges the gap between tablet and smartphone while being more in the smarphone arena(pocket carry). I've mentioned it in my other post, however the advantages of this size sector would allow a person to more easily and comfortably read ebooks while being the one and single device they carry with them all day, and without needing a bag to go with it(ie: you'll probably have a carry bag for a netbook or tablet). So if I'm just going out and I'm waiting or on a long commute on public transportation I could surf the web or catch up on my ebooks with ease... I have an iphone with a 3.5" screen, I find it tiresome on the eyes and yearn for a bigger screen.

Thirdly, if this thing has a big of a battery as the Xperia Duo, I wouldn't worry about battery life as much. At 2500mAH's, it should be able to run or even surpass any top notch smartphone out there. I do admit, size and weight is a factor, I find it ridiculous how many makers try to make 3.5" models as thin and light as possible when they're not too big to begin with(don't get me wrong I welcome it) but I think that a device this big should have more attention paid in this area(size and weight reduction).




Samsung Attain (AT&T)
By sleepeeg3 on 8/29/2011 12:53:38 PM , Rating: 2
Where is it?!




Windows
By jimsing59 on 8/29/2011 1:31:26 PM , Rating: 2
I need something that can run Windows.




width or depth ?
By p3ngwin on 8/30/2011 10:07:48 AM , Rating: 2
" Samsung also did not announce whether the width would change from the previously announced, industry-leading 8.49 mm."

i believe you mean DEPTH, don't confuse your axis :)




No to Android
By macthemechanic on 8/29/11, Rating: -1
RE: No to Android
By shane.carroll on 8/29/2011 10:04:46 AM , Rating: 3
Judging by the plethora of information you have provided on WHY it's an incomplete operating system, I'm gonna go ahead and say Steve Jobs told you to think that and you blindly followed? You've been hanging out with Tony Swash too much.


RE: No to Android
By Tony Swash on 8/29/11, Rating: 0
RE: No to Android
By themaster08 on 8/29/2011 12:35:15 PM , Rating: 2
Fap fap fap fap fap fap.


RE: No to Android
By Pirks on 8/29/2011 12:46:25 PM , Rating: 2
RIMM hit $30/share this morning too!
Maybe Tony is doing fap fap watching RIM stock climbing up huh? ;) What do ya think?


RE: No to Android
By ipay on 8/29/2011 4:57:28 PM , Rating: 2
Doubtful stock will fall right before a huge iPhone 5 release - which I'm guessing is exactly why they timed his resignation the way they did. Apple better hope it wows everyone, though, because they've primed the market for a big sell off if it disappoints.


Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/29/11, Rating: -1
By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 9:05:39 AM , Rating: 2
Hmm, something tells me you're not using a BB. If the next iPhone doesn't have an LTE radio and a larger screen it's going to suffer in side by side comparison both in speed and to the new HD 1280x720 screens, such as the HTC Vigor. Do you really think Apple is going to go another year with a 3.5" display and without LTE and dual core? I think that would be a mistake. Now if they would just cut the cord with iTunes and support flash...


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/29/11, Rating: -1
By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 9:37:48 AM , Rating: 2
"Something tells me I'm using a BB Torch 9860." Sorry for making an assumption. Usually BB users are less snarky. I stand corrected :)

I would love to see RIM rebound in truth. Strong competition is good for all. But their double digit declines in market share are discouraging. Maybe the fact the latest Playbook update looks like it will support Android apps will save them?


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/29/2011 9:48:04 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
their double digit declines in market share are discouraging
"The BlackBerry has 40% smartphone market share in 2009, but total smartphones in the US as a percentage of all cell phones was only 19%. So RIM had 40% of a 19% market. Fast forward to 2011. Smartphones now account for 40% of all cell phones in the US. And RIM's share is down to 24.7%. If I was running a business selling smartphones, I'd prefer 24.7% of 40% over 40% of 19% everyday of the week. "


By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 10:07:43 AM , Rating: 2
According to some sources, RIM's market share fell to 11-12 percent in the last reported quarter. I think the trend represents a larger decline than the growth of the overall smartphone market can compensate for if it continues. That's what I was refering to. They're not out by any means, but I'm not investing in RIM right now. However, now may actually be the time if you are bullish on them they do manage to rebound.

From Bloomberg,

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-19/rim-ralli...


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/29/2011 10:41:19 AM , Rating: 2
We could be potentially talking about different market shares, there's sales market share and installed base market share. I don't know if you are talking about sales or the other one, if we compare different market shares then it won't make any sense. So, without precise info I can't say anything, gotta wait till Sept 15th when the new quarterly report comes.


By HandiCapable on 8/29/2011 11:12:01 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. I was referring to share of sales, which is a leading indicator of future installed base if the trend is consistent. My hope is that the 80+% decline in company value over the last 3 years or so ends up being an opportunity for investment rather then a death knell.


By Pirks on 8/29/2011 11:24:39 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
My hope is that the 80+% decline in company value over the last 3 years or so ends up being an opportunity for investment rather then a death knell.
MS company value is stale for decade, RIM company value plummeted, and Apple company value soared. Still all three companies are healthy, have large cache reserves and hefty profit margins. Also all three of them are growing, hiring people and/or purchasing other smaller companies all the time (side note: just got two of my close linkedin contacts hired by RIM a week ago with some sweet salaries and relocation packages... also got contacted by MS recruiters like 6 times already in the past 2 years, but wouldn't budge yet ;)).

What does this interesting fact tell you?


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Boze on 8/29/11, Rating: 0
By amanojaku on 8/29/2011 9:41:52 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
Who really, truly cares about battery life nowadays?
I do. The whole point behind technology is to make life more convenient. Which sounds more convenient, carrying:

1) A phone that actually has 6-8 hours of talk time, 10-12 hours of video playback, or some combination of 8+ hours of operation, needing one recharge overnight

or

2)
quote:
* I have a Duracell PPS2 Li-ion Battery charger

* I have my netbook nearby most of the time

* Access to an electrical outlet

* I have a Verizon USB car charger

* I have a small, roll-up solar battery recharger


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By nafhan on 8/29/2011 11:03:01 AM , Rating: 1
Larger screen generally means more room for the battery. So, this may actually have better battery life than a smaller phone when used as a wifi hotspot, etc.

Honestly, would you prefer the back of the box say something like "Really fast!" instead of 1.5Ghz? I wouldn't... Anyway, selling based on specs is nothing new in any industry. If a product doesn't have specs listed the specs suck. Apple, for instance, makes a huge deal about the awesome new product specs ever year.


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/29/2011 11:13:39 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Larger screen generally means more room for the battery
Dubious, given the obsession with thin devices. Make it larger but thinner ==>> battery volume stays the same ==>> bye bye long battery life
quote:
would you prefer the back of the box say something like "Really fast!" instead of 1.5Ghz?
If you buy based on ads and box labels you fail. Real users buy based on their own experience, brand and reviews. Specs are usually the last on the list. I.e. when you buy a car you usually buy a family sedan, or a van, or a small commuter car, etc. Then you look for comfort, noise insulation, feel of the interior, then may be as a last check you have a brief look at the HP rating and how many cylinders it has and what injection system it uses, although for 99% of car buyers all this spec voodoo means sh1t. Same for everything else, including smartphones.
quote:
Anyway, selling based on specs is nothing new in any industry
Well, in computers and smartphones Apple trailed specs of the other OEMs and still beat the crap out of them financially. Why? Because most people don't care about specs, they care much more about comfort, user interface and reliability.


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By ipay on 8/29/2011 5:08:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Well, in computers and smartphones Apple trailed specs of the other OEMs and still beat the crap out of them financially. Why? Because most people don't care about specs, they care much more about comfort, user interface and reliability.

Apple isn't beating the crap out of anyone in computers. They make all their money from iOS devices.

Besides, Apple specifically switched from PPC -> Intel in order to keep up with the specs of their competition, and these days they are pretty much even with them. They just charge an extra $100-$300 for the same specs.


By Pirks on 8/29/2011 5:46:22 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
They make all their money from iOS devices
Q3 2011 Revenue by Product
Desktops: $1.58 billion, up 21 percent from $1.3 billion a year earlier.
Portables: $3.525 billion, up 14 percent from $3.1 billion a year earlier.

Their revenue from selling Macs last quarter was more than FIVE BILLION DOLLARS.

Are you still going to keep lying about them making nothing from Macs and making all their money from iOS?

The whole Dell with their gazillions of units shipped got only 15 billions of revenue, with just one billion of income, that's peanuts compared to what Apple makes on every Mac sold. Huge Apple's profit margins ==>> pwning of the other OEMs who can't achieve Apple's level of profitability no matter how hard they try.


By Pirks on 8/29/2011 5:59:04 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
They just charge an extra $100-$300 for the same specs
Now go tell your fairy tales to all those poor SOBs who bought C2D based MacBook Airs when everyone else was buying Core i5s and i7s in Windows lappys :P They gonna LOL at ya my friend. Same specs my ass :)))


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By nafhan on 8/30/2011 9:11:53 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
Make it larger but thinner ==>> battery volume stays the same ==>> bye bye long battery life
Expand a lot in two directions, while shrinking a small amount in one direction and keeping other internal components the same size = lots more room for battery. OEM's may or may not make use of that space, though.

Back of box = list of specs, and I think you knew that. And, yes, I would rather see actual specs rather than nebulous claims about how it's 100% faster than the best competitors product or whatever.
quote:
they [people] care much more about comfort, user interface and reliability.
While people undoubtedly care about that stuff, I'll just say I disagree with that being the main reasons people buy Apple products...


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 8/30/2011 12:34:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I would rather see actual specs rather than nebulous claims about how it's 100% faster than the best competitors product or whatever
LOL :))) as if your "2.333444555 GHz CPU INSIDE" label on the back will tell you anything useful... considering that this particular CPU maybe ARM 11, or Cortex A9, or some Tegra, or Kal-El, or maybe some low power Intel x86 chip... or what not. Keep enjoying your useless "XXX GHz INSIDE" labels, haha


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By nafhan on 8/31/2011 5:34:47 PM , Rating: 2
I guess you're making the assumption that clockspeed would be the only spec available. I wasn't...


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By Pirks on 9/1/2011 7:55:23 AM , Rating: 2
I guess you're making the assumption that detailed CPU architecture info would be printed on the box. I wasn't...


RE: Android + huge screen + 1.5 GHz dual core =
By nafhan on 9/1/2011 9:04:46 AM , Rating: 2
No, not "detailed", but something halfway meaningful like "Qualcomm S1/S2" may be on there.


By Pirks on 9/4/2011 7:42:28 AM , Rating: 2
Keep dreaming.


By drycrust3 on 8/29/2011 2:07:32 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
= zero battery life

Totally agree. A 1200 mAh battery is too small for my smartphone, so the 1850 mAh battery is way too small for a tablet.


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