Yale: I completely agree.... Just need to take a step back, and wait for this to launch. Like Asus' convertible netbooks and pure tablet designs of years past I have a feeling it will be a lot more expensive, and a lot less impressive when it comes to market.Edit: Well that came out of nowhere... Already at Best Buy! Still hesitant. Mar 31, 11
dom: no rush.... just wait for more people to try it out :-) Mar 31, 11
Omar: Just been reading more about this thing and... it's looking pretty darn sweet. Compared to things like the Xoom it's a heck of a lot more compelling. Price is very competitive. Features are great - specifically a nice screen (IPS AND 1200x800 resolution) and good enough battery life. Add onto that the slick keyboard dock that doubles battery life and you have a pretty darn slick package.It definitely makes me skeptical about the $400 price specifically because it hasn't been totally confirmed yet. If it is $400 and the dock comes in around the $50 price, then ya this may well be the #apple_ipad_2 beater. Or at the very least will show that the Android tablet market is going to be just as competitive as the smartphone one. Mar 31, 11
dom: Engadget posted a review here. Just as I feared, the USB ports are flaky when it comes to using them, and the camera app is pretty screwed up (at the moment). On the upside, it's good to hear they put some solid camera hardware in the thing. Apr 18, 11
dom: Honeycomb 3.1 is a real game changer for tablets - it now supports full USB host mode!! This means that now, instead of Asus having to shoehorn this into the OS, the OS comes with native support for it. All Asus will have to do is plug in the USB controller driver into the OS framework. I hope they get around to providing the 3.1 for the Transformer soon, and can show off how tablets are moving closer to being able to replace netbooks. May 11, 11
Yale: Did you get a Transformer or are you waiting? I know you've been waiting for this for a while now, and it shows the ability for Android devices to really compete on a new level - but do you think it's what the mass consumer really cares about? I think they might have missed the mark on this. I think the majority of people see the tablet as being all about portability and all-in-one usage - not a laptop with annoying carry-around peripherals. I wouldn't even know what I'd possibly want in a peripheral for a device like this anyway, besides a keyboard! May 11, 11
dom: No, I haven't made any tablet purchase... Before I go ahead and do that, I'll get a much needed laptop upgrade, something like a ThinkPad T420s or EliteBook 8540p (the latter has dual-HDD support which is great, though not an HP fan).As for the Honeycomb 3.1 features like USB host mode, I think that's something extremely useful and independent of whether or not your tablet has a keyboard accessory. A colleague of mine is sending his daughter off to college soon and he told me he's contemplating getting an iPad for her college needs. He didn't know that tablets are still far from being able to serve in that function, though they appear that they are. If tablets even want to replace something as basic as a *netbook*, they must be stand-alone devices (e.g. not requiring a desktop with iTunes) that make it extremely easy to exchange files via standard USB accessories (thumb drives, cameras) without dongles, adapters, or software hacks. Although Honeycomb 3.1 made great strides toward this, personally I prefer waiting another couple of generations (but I wouldn't mind playing around with someone else's ;-)).How about you? Did you pull the trigger on a tablet yet? May 17, 11
Yale: No not yet, not sure what I want to be holding when the dust settles. Why aren't you considering the X220? I think I'm off full size laptops. May 17, 11
dom: I actually meant 8460p. Stupid model numbers. Really, I'd prefer the X220 over these two.... I can get my company to buy it for me, but they won't do the X220 unless I have some "very good reason", and "I like it better because it's more portable" doesn't qualify, unfortunately :-) May 18, 11
Yale: You can do it, I believe in you. May 18, 11
Yale: Besides isn't the X220 cheaper? Even upgraded slightly? Maybe not a super power house by comparison - but still capable. May 19, 11
dom: If it's cheaper, that may be an argument. But IT has their own ideas on what and how to do it.... I guess I'll try anyway. May 19, 11
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zefram: nice review. Sep 21, 12
Marc Ashley: Great write up, looking forward to the future of the iphone because they have a lot of catching up to do already in my eyes. Another thing is that the iPhone is a 'craze' and trends come and go and new products take over. The iPhone has been around for quite a while and I think for the future they're going to have to use really sick marketing strategies such as connecting the iPhone to every electrical device possible, such as TV's. Android does have a really big community advantage and that's something that's definitely missing over at apple, plus the fact that if you want to take control of your phone you have to jailbreak it, which everyone is not going to do. Aug 6, 12
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Erik: Hey dom. I'm not sure if Yale will respond to this or not as he has moved on to other things. ProductWiki is in a minimal maintenance mode. Servers are kept up, spam is destroyed, but we currently aren't adding any products or building any new features. We may start some content production again later this year. A Google search algorithm update last year has changed the dynamics of the business and we're essentially waiting things out.In terms of your product. I found it here: http://www.productwiki.com/supertooth-disco2/ I simply replaced lowercased the title, and replaced spaces with hyphens to come up with the URL. It isn't showing up because it is missing a product photo. That makes it much more difficult to get indexed by our search crawler or show up in product lists. Add a photo, and all will be fixed I believe. May 8, 12
dom: Erik, thanks for the explanation and for fixing/finding the article!I added a photo, so it should be all fine now.It would be a bit sad to see ProductWiki go, but I'll keep an eye on the site to see what happens. May 8, 12
Omar: Ya, Sony's whole Playstation Suite concept is really interesting. It broadens the Playstation brand to envelop the "lower end" game market that's in the mobile world which lets them swing for the fences in the dedicated handheld gaming world. Compared to Nintendo which is still limiting their Nintendo games to Nintendo handhelds, the potential reach of Playstation games becomes a lot larger.And the Xperia Play provides a nice middle ground for people that want just to carry around one device, but still are pretty serious about gaming. Feb 17, 11
Yale: I don't know who would be serious about gaming and not be happy with a dedicated device. This isn't an iPhone with better gaming capabilities, it's a Playstation Go with a built-in phone. I don't see it really working, but that's just me - it will be interesting to see what kind of multiplayer capabilities this combination will provide for though! Feb 17, 11
BrileyKenney: I think a lot of folks missed the point when considering this device. It was never meant to be a game changer, no pun intended. It's not necessarily meant for hardcore gaming, nor is it really touted as a handheld gaming console like the PSP or PSPGo. It's simply just a phone with added gaming functionality. End of story. :) Aug 2, 11
dom: In the current form this can't compete with a dedicated device, that's true, just look at the Adreno 205 graphics -- good for a phone, but not enough for a serious gaming device. And the number of titles still lacks too, I suppose.However, I still consider it a 'game changer', because it foreshadows, by years, in what direction the industry will move. In the long run, smartphones will do to PSPs etc. what they have done to portable music players, GPS navigation units, and even (to a lesser degree) point-and-shoot cameras. Read this interesting article http://www.tgdaily.com/opinion/57697-qualcomm-hopes-to-make-game-consoles-obsoleteSonyEricsson has shown that it recognizes this and has pushed it in a meaningful way, way ahead of the curve. Aug 8, 11
dom: To further illustrate my view of what a 'game changer' is and what it isn't, let's look at the initial iPhone, undoubtedly considered a 'game changer'. Here's a list of things this phone lacked: GPS, Bluetooth music streaming, memory expanision, 3G data modem, a reliable network (AT&T), a replaceable battery (soldered to the motherboard), ability to unlock the SIM and use it on another network, and an acceptable camera. Heck, you couldn't even install any applications on it, so it wasn't even a smartphone at all. However, it was of course still a 'game changer' with its finger-UI concept and mobile browser. Aug 8, 11
Erik: Ooooh. Good point fellow Cappy-owner. Any word on when CyanogenMod ICS will be coming out? Nov 29, 11
dom: well, as usual they don't give any ETAs, as per their policy :-) BUT Steve tweeted on Nov 15 that we should check back in 2 months. Dec 3, 11
dom: I wouldn't mind playing around with Siri, apparently the responses can be quite humorous :-)Got excited when Android got the voice commands, but after a few times playing around I've rarely ever used them. The only time is in the car.... otherwise, it's too socially awkward. I'm basically never going to send a text or do a search on anything if there's any remote chance of someone hearing me. Makes me feel like a total dork. Nov 29, 11
Erik: Haha true, @dom Sometime I use Android voice commands to send a txt, Kik or GTalk while walking in a parking lot. I ensure no one is within earshot that way. Nov 29, 11
dom: I agree. I still wish you could play movies with an HDMI output on a large screen though. I'm not going to spend money renting a movie with this tablet whenever I'm home and watch it on a tiny screen with little speakers. But great for on-the-go. Oct 4, 11
Anonymous: Just bought mine on the 17th of this moneth, and already having problems with it, looks like I am going to have to take it back, thinking of trying the nook, migh have better luck with it Nov 26, 11
dom: Yes, Ars Technica concluded in a shoot-out between the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet, that the Nook Tablet wins - its software is much better implemented. But, nothing that Amazon can't fix with a software update, of course. I wouldn't recommend waiting for that though, as so far we don't have an idea of how well Amazon is going to take care of software issues. You may just be better off with a Nook Tablet (which by the way I expect we'll get some rooting and Android 4.0 action on next year, which will be awesome) Nov 29, 11
Anonymous: I agree the Kindle and Nook are game changers. The omission of a front-face camera and mic for Skype is deal breaker for me. The iPod Touch for under $250 does have Skype, but I don't need a pocket device. The pre-sales orders and first quarter projections of Amazon's Kindle Tablet, as well as the public's response to the fire-sale of the HP Tablethas clearly demonstrated a pent-up demand for an under $250 consumer tablet.Don't think Apple's Tim Cook hasn't noticed.Don't be surprised after the first quarter of Apple announcing their own 7" tablet.With SIRI, IMHO it would be AWESOME! Dec 5, 11
dom: huh? Nov 28, 11
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