I have to agree with jobs on this... Wait what??

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  1. BlueSami

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    Steve Jobs drops knowledge on earnings call: calls out Google and RIM, says 7-inch tablets are 'DOA' (Update: complete Jobs audio!) -- Engadget

    as much as i hate to admit it......

    But seriously the 10" tablet is such a better idea/deal then a tablet that is less than 3 inches bigger than your phone.

    For 3 more inches you gain SO much. I am not really sure why all the new android tablets are 7". but i really hope someone steps up and starts building real tablets not 7" phones or mp3 players.. just silly to me.
     
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    More portability and lighter.
     
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    I disagree. I like the 10" tab just fine but did you watch the unboxing video of the galaxy tab? That thing is super slick. I love the fact you can grip it with one hand as well. If I needed a much bigger screen I would just buy a new laptop. I think the 7" tabs will sell well. I have wanted an iPad for sometime but have held out for a good android tab and the galaxy tab may have won me over.
     
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    by how much though?
    i guess you can almost fit them in your pocket.

    but i have seen (way too many) people with their ipads in a leather notepad binder. business guys, contractors crazy how portable they are.
     
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    Here is my logic on it.
    i have a phone with a 4.3" screen or so.
    then i have my tablet with a 10" screen use it in the car airport (on the go)
    then i have my laptop 15-16" screen home use bla bla..

    i do realize this is just what i prefer.
     
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    I carry mine in the Apple binder and it works great. The keyboard on the 10" is pretty much perfect. Same size as a netbook. I can type on it almost as fast as I can on a regular keyboard.

    There will be some that the 7" would be perfect. Depends on what you're going to use it for, really. For me, anything larger than the 10" would be worthless for me.

    The other point that people must keep in mind. The best hardware in the world is worthless without good programs and apps. Android developers are going to have to up their game and start building.
     
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    It's a valid argument no question but IMO there won't be a shortage of people wanting the 7" tabs. Well atleast not the quality 7" tabs.
     
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    I agree. For things like media consumption and web surfing, it's going to be an excellent size for portability. I can't help but think the size of screen will also help the battery life.

    As far as I'm concerned, the more quality tablets, the merrier. Can only help the competition keep improving each other. It will be a win win situation for the consumer.
     
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    Hm, I thought this, until I thought a little more. The size of the device is also a factor, after all, cell phones have terrible battery life and the iPad has excellent battery life. Other than the screen there really isn't all that much more hardware in a tablet over a phone, so the bigger the screen the more space to stuff batteries.
     
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    That's an excellent point I hadn't considered and makes perfect sense, actually. I was thinking about the smaller screen burning less power, but your thoughts about the battery size may even things out. It will be interesting to see how long a charge lasts.
     
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    I am a fans of Jobs
     
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    I kind of look at Steve Jobs as a professional boxer. He is his biggest fan and he talks his game up as if its second to none when in reality he may think Apple is the best but he knows deep down the competition is close and getting closer.

    sent from the great depths of my phones internet (thanks Al Gore)