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    Ian2

    Did it just win the Android Tablet Wars?

    Not in the UK by the looks of it  ...

    Great time to love gadgets ..

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    cbae

    This will pretty much kill the Nook Color, unless B&N lowers their price.

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    spivonious

    @cbae: Oh, they will. It's only still at $250 because it has no competition. There are also rumors of an updated version releasing soon.

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    Ian2

    OK, I've gone for it.  I figure it will make a neat XMAS present in the UK (at least until Amazon.co.uk get their act together)

    http://wp.me/p15CR8-nO

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    cbae

    ,Ian2 wrote

    OK, I've gone for it.  I figure it will make a neat XMAS present in the UK (at least until Amazon.co.uk get their act together)

    http://wp.me/p15CR8-nO

    BTW, how in THE he11 were you able to get your TouchPad through them? I ordered the TouchPad directly from B&N, and my order was cancelled because supply ran out. And I believe that I placed my order even before you posted here that you used BundleBox. Heck, you even posted here that you'd received your TouchPad before B&N notified me that my order was cancelled.

    I have no idea how you scored a TouchPad, but I salute you.

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    SheldonS

    Does the Kindle software let you highlight your books?  I know the Nook software does, even on my phone, but the Kindle software on my phone does not.  In fact the Kindle software on my phone does not let me do highlights or add notes where as the Nook software does allow it.

    Yes, I like to highlight and add notes to any tech books I use.  Which is why I have not really taken to an e-reader yet, obviously I was leaning towards the Nook Color but have not purchased one yet.

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    cbae

    BKS down 13% on the news. Overreaction much?

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    SheldonS

    Answering my own question.  Turns out my Kindle software was not updating itself.  I updated it manually and it too does notes and highlights.

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    Ian2

    @cbae: The BundleBox Touchpad order got cancelled - I took a chance and ordered one from HP (UK) at full price (based on the fact that they announced they were going to give refunds).  Happily it paid off - its a sweet device.

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    cbae

    ,Ian2 wrote

    @cbae: The BundleBox Touchpad order got cancelled - I took a chance and ordered one from HP (UK) at full price (based on the fact that they announced they were going to give refunds).  Happily it paid off - its a sweet device.

    I see. That makes me feel better. Sort of. Not really.

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    Ian2

    @cbae:  Anyway there's a new Tablet in town now ...

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    spivonious

    ,cbae wrote

    BKS down 13% on the news. Overreaction much?

    They've been down since mid-August. I wonder what happened back then to drop their stock so much. Maybe Borders' bankruptcy?

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    jamie

    Microsoft are F_____ nuts

    i want to buy niece a tablet. one WITHOUT itunes.  HP folded

    And instead of microsoft - with a 199 tablet - its amazon

    Would you please fire that MORON you guys call a CEO

     

    * you need to "subsidize" tablets - HUGE     $99 dollars like xbox billions losses

    NOW

     

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    jamie

    your founder worried about innovators dilemma

    this isnt that - its MORONS dilema

    Get windows out there on tablets - NOW - at 100 bucks

     

    you can get your SH__ together later on subscriptions

     

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    Ian2

    My Tenpeneth:

    Amazon can subsidise the Fire because they have a captive audience for Book and magazine Subscriptions (and that is their core business).  MS does'nt have a core business based around content so subsidies don't make financial sense - it would be different if MS was selling all the Apps for Win8 - but that is done by third parties like ourselves.  Of course at the end of the day this might mean that they miss out completely unless they can do a content deal with someone like B&K /Waterstones etc - both of whom already have tablet strategies that are now under seige from Amazon. 

    My concern is the same as everyone elses here - yes, Win8 tablets will be superior but by the time they are around everyone will be happily esconsed with their iPad or Amazon tablets.

    One way in would be to get market share for WP7 - I can see MS is working seriously hard on that (although Marketing isn't perfect) 

    I think Steve Balmer has a tough job and I don't know what the answer is but the "quality first, time to market second" approach has to be the right one IMO.

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    Proton2

    The Fire is almost exactly like my BlackBerry PlayBook.

    Except the Fire doesn't have a 1080p camera, while my device has 2 of them, front and back.

    The Fire has 8GB of storage, mine has 64GB.

    My device has bluetooth, so I can use a keyboard with it, the Fire doesn't.

    My device sits in a charging stand that charges the device twice as fast as just using USB charging.

    I don't want content that I subscribe to, I already have plenty of content that I own that gets heavy use on my device. I copy TV recordings onto my device. I have Word docs I view and edit on my device. I view Chanel9 content on my device.

    I look forward to an Intel Haswel cpu based Windows 8 tablet. If however Ivy bridge based tablets run as smooth as my Windows Phone 7, then I will certainly consider buying one. Still have to wait to see how ARM based versions run.

    Too many people are only considering the current market conditions. With Moores law continuing to hum along, we will be seeing computers 1,000 times more powerful than what we have today, sometime in the next decade. I think Microsoft is positioning themselves now for this inevitable future. Imagine smartphones 1,000 time more powerful than what we hold in our hands now.

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    Ray7

    , Ian2 wrote

    My concern is the same as everyone elses here - yes, Win8 tablets will be superior but by the time they are around everyone will be happily esconsed with their iPad or Amazon tablets.

    Not sure about superior. Doesn't that assume that Apple is doing nothing at all while Microsoft is getting Windows8 ready?

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