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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #200 on: January 27, 2010, 07:09:12 PM »
Did a pissed off mod just lock this thread for thirty seconds in protest?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #201 on: January 27, 2010, 07:09:34 PM »
it would seem so
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #202 on: January 27, 2010, 07:13:23 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #203 on: January 27, 2010, 07:14:05 PM »
They admit it


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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #204 on: January 27, 2010, 07:14:11 PM »
Ha typical! There is a 3G one but you have to pay for it!

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #205 on: January 27, 2010, 07:15:01 PM »
They admit it



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why no wireless sync since it's got wireless N
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #206 on: January 27, 2010, 07:15:29 PM »
Ha typical! There is a 3G one but you have to pay for it!

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #207 on: January 27, 2010, 07:15:40 PM »
Since when was an Apple product impressive from spec alone?

I will try it before making up my mind.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #208 on: January 27, 2010, 07:16:08 PM »
$30 a month for unlimited data or $14 for 250mb

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #209 on: January 27, 2010, 07:16:54 PM »
3G would possible mean there'll be an iEarpiece bluetooth headset. Interesting.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #210 on: January 27, 2010, 07:17:28 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #211 on: January 27, 2010, 07:18:06 PM »


June/July outside the US.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #212 on: January 27, 2010, 07:19:30 PM »
only $499
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #213 on: January 27, 2010, 07:19:37 PM »
That is the price of the iphone data plan. So it's not really that breakthrough.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #214 on: January 27, 2010, 07:19:52 PM »
$499 start price.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #215 on: January 27, 2010, 07:19:53 PM »
$500, still not worth it.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #216 on: January 27, 2010, 07:20:13 PM »
So probably about 400 I'd guess.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #217 on: January 27, 2010, 07:20:19 PM »
the unlimited plan is bollocks, it's unlimited because the device restricts you so much in what you can use it for

i bet you can't stream HD youtube over 3g, bet you can't download squat from the itunes stores, same 10mb limit as the iphone i'd say

it's not like you're going to be running utorrent over the 3g network, that's the reason behind such low (for the usa) prices
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #218 on: January 27, 2010, 07:20:29 PM »
Will there be another one of these in May/June for the new iPhone?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #219 on: January 27, 2010, 07:20:47 PM »
So that will be for the 16GB, I assume. What shit.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #221 on: January 27, 2010, 07:22:05 PM »
THERES A DOCK

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #222 on: January 27, 2010, 07:22:08 PM »
choose Life.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #223 on: January 27, 2010, 07:23:06 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #224 on: January 27, 2010, 07:23:10 PM »
haha, a keyboard accesory, why do we need one steve, it's a dream, AMAZING even , to type on
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #225 on: January 27, 2010, 07:23:51 PM »
THERES AN IPADCASE!

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #226 on: January 27, 2010, 07:23:52 PM »
is that an iStand i see ;D
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #227 on: January 27, 2010, 07:24:06 PM »
Can't see how 16GB for $499 with Wifi is a bad thing. What it does do though, is make the top tiers look very expensive. An extra $130 for 3G is a bit of an ask, but it's unlocked, so not too far of a stretch.

Personally I think they have the pricing right, all be it the top tiers looking less valuable. If the Wifi + 3G comes down to about 450, I'd have one.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #228 on: January 27, 2010, 07:25:02 PM »
I won't need 3G, that's for sure.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #229 on: January 27, 2010, 07:25:27 PM »
Cant wait to have a play around with one in the Apple store but I dont think its the kind of device I would use MORE than my MacBook?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #230 on: January 27, 2010, 07:25:49 PM »
Can't see how 16GB for $499 with Wifi is a bad thing. What it does do though, is make the top tiers look very expensive. An extra $130 for 3G is a bit of an ask, but it's unlocked, so not too far of a stretch.

Personally I think they have the pricing right, all be it the top tiers looking less valuable. If the Wifi + 3G comes down to about 450, I'd have one.

yeah but heres the thing, you're going to have to pay for every single thing you want on this (free apps aside), it's going to be a constant drain

will it play divx?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #231 on: January 27, 2010, 07:26:33 PM »

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #232 on: January 27, 2010, 07:27:06 PM »
Anyone know if you can jailbreak this?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #233 on: January 27, 2010, 07:27:47 PM »
Blackberry just released the iStorm...a slightly larger shite phone...but its gorgeous
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #234 on: January 27, 2010, 07:28:02 PM »
With a GSM connection, I'm surprised they haven't shown a phone application that can use a bluetooth headset. Massive oversight not having voice capability if it doesn't surface. Leave in your bag, make a call.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #235 on: January 27, 2010, 07:28:14 PM »
As I see it, this is the perfect gadget for the sofa or the breakfast table.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #236 on: January 27, 2010, 07:28:31 PM »
Presumably you could use PDA net with this?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #237 on: January 27, 2010, 07:28:51 PM »
all the tech sites are raving about it, no doubt it's hugely impressive but lets not kid ourselves, it's not new, it's not innovative and it's not going to be the best thing ever
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #238 on: January 27, 2010, 07:29:26 PM »
With a GSM connection, I'm surprised they haven't shown a phone application that can use a bluetooth headset. Massive oversight not having voice capability if it doesn't surface. Leave in your bag, make a call.

Why would they hobble the iPhone market?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #239 on: January 27, 2010, 07:29:41 PM »
looks like nothing about os4.0
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