63 posts • joined Wednesday 16th May 2007 13:32 GMT
Re: Yep, I agree
"Don't listen to anyone who whines about the applications available, I have everything I want on it."
So as long as you're ok, everyone else will be?
How's it sync with your Mac? How about how did your upgrade from Winmo7 to 8 go? As some people want to be able to use a phone that gets' upgraded with a new OS and features.
How's instagram working out for you? How's the turn by turn sat nav on the HTC8X?
If you dont' want to install apps, then why not go blackberry?
or how about this article?
BlackBerry, Windows Phone Still Lack Popular Apps
Or even better, why pay money for apps AGAIN on a different OS.
The apps from IOS1 work fine still, no more money, these Windows CE ones don't seem to....
You've going to kick yourself for it @Dave 126, simply be a good Reynholm employee, and reset your password :-)
Love the fact that that it encourages you to go into the intranet and play...
Re: Looking for more?
I'd like the nexus 7 to not be dog slow when I try and use all the storage on it!
Trouble is, it doesn't actually tell you a lot.
I had an iphone last year. I like it.
I need a new phone now, but I don't want to pay for it.
Ooh look Android Shiny - Blackberry shiny. Which was cheapest - Ooh blackberry newest and shiniest and cheapest I'll go for that.
Now if that person like BB, that's great, however if they come under the "newest and shiniest and cheapest I'll go for that." brigade, then same will happen at end of contract.
I assume there must be a lot of "newest and shiniest and cheapest I'll go for that." around, as otherwise, why would anyone buy a windows phone :-)
So if you have this problem, you take it back to apple and they exchange it for a handset that works.
What's the problem here exactly? Oh there's a couple of people that took a gamble, that they'd buy the phone cheap in another country, and now can't use their warranty. Well wasn't that the gamble?
If it's affecting an iphone sold in the UK, then your sale of goods act covers you, not of merchantable quality and DURABILTY.
Brazilian Deforestation leads to unexpected consequences
Paris Hilton, becase we've seen she does...
People still have landlines? How extravagent!
Re: needs shake-up in own apps
Rubbish, the Camera app works better in Landscape, allowing you to use a physical button to take the photo.
Hang on, this is actually good, not bloatware
The basic lookout is not that bad.
Whilst I appreciate that organge (and t-mobile) routinely put bloat on phones, this is actually a decent idea!
WIth the power of the mac mini, and the advantage of a seperate monitor, there is now very little reason to get an Imac. Before you had to, as the mini wasn't powerful enough and the pro was a fortune. Now the imac makes no reasl sense.
Why not go with the Amazon model.
Do you want your TV to cost £100 more, and show no adverts, or £100 less and show adverts?
Sky for free with more adverts, Sky for £100 a month no adverts.
I got fed up with paying sky and seeing adverts, so I don't have sky, or Virgin for that matter, I don't care about the freesat/freeview adverts, as I'm not paying to see them...
Re: It depends upon what your 'use case' is.
But for your usecase, a Nexus 7 does all that, PLUS more, for the same money.
The only plus of the hd is slightly better/bigger screen.
Much much better speakers, for those very few times you're not going to be on headphones.
Have to agree
My 2 32GB ones have gone back and another Nexus 7, perhaps the cellular one will be joining the 16gb nexus 7 in our house.
Too heavy and too wide for childrens use.
Too limited for adult use.
The fact that it was cheaper than a Nexus gave it a head start, but it's lost that advantage now.
Re: Not how it's done.
Except with the internet, you can get next day....
There's three things which have *hurt* iPhone sales:
1. Maps (really have you tried it? Didn't think so it's ok, so was goole maps) Try Economy down the drain.
2. Perceived lack of innovation from the 4S to the 5/ And that would be about the same as the S2/S3 so doesn't really count - Lets try lightning connector, need to replace lotsof still useable kit, and £25 for a connector/adaptor that should have had a couple in the box.
3. Android devices have got *damn* sexy (really name one? Hint the S3 is not sexy, it's white/black plastic) Here's a proper 3 for you, Android devices have gone from cheap shite (anyone remember the Walmart $70 Android coaster that every tech site pulled apart as it was so bad that touches took over 30 seconds to register?) to ok shite. http://android.dcemu.co.uk/50-dollar-android-tablet-at-walmart-492655.html
Same with cheaper android phones. HTC Wilfire - utter shite. T-mobile vivacity..ok. needs modding and all sorts to make it useable, but it's not utter shite.
Who knows may be next year we'll see really really good devices. But so far the nexus 7 (great device great price) nexus 10...oops that's going to show up the sd apps ever more now...nexus 4...if it's really £239 sim free, well that's tempting.
Google needs to sort out it's app store.
However it's promblem is this big..
and getting bigger.
Re: Media loyalty is still extra strong
So all those TOMTOM devices...don't need GPS, wifi would do for them?
Nexus 7 makes a GREAT satnav.
Google now, works much better with gps (hint better location - more accurate)
There is really only one use-case for 3g/4g in a tablet and that's where someone else is paying for the data, so corporate email on the tablett. Other than that until network operators give family's pots of data that they can all use and free sims to acess that pot of data you are better off buying one set of data and using that for all devices when you are out of wifi range.
Battery life - get an external battery pac or a mifi if you like.
Saying that I might get a 3g nexus as for £30 it's not bad for emergencies..
Re: Empires Rise...
"and still has more functionality than the latest Apple device."
Remind me, how do you back up an android device again? You know so should you lose it and replace it with an identical one, you'd not lose an sms, emails, settings that kind of thing. Lets keep it even, no rooting, faffin, jail breaking, or any other faff just out of the box.....how does that work?
Not how it's done.
Apple (whoa there haters, lets talk just about the stores) have shown how retail can be done successfully. Nice place to shop, Easy place to shop, lots of ability to try before you buy, and get hands on. Plus in apple's case there is not an undercut in the products online. Main issue with Comet/Dixons/Curry's etc etc is that they don't add ANY value. Their staff tend to know very little about the products and be very un-interested in selling them (and why should they they are on low pay, however they may find that was preferable to a closed down comet) The store does very little to help. Aside from some TV's all playing the same video, which 9 times of out 10 they can't tell you how it's getting there (is it hdmi?) and is not something you can compare from one tv to another, there is very little to be able to use in the store that adds to actually going there. Want a washing machine today, great you can't have one, all the ones in the store they can't sell, and the one you want is on 2 weeks back order....any value add there? Can you ring the store and ask this? Well you can if you can fight your way through endless 0870 IVR..hmm any value? Demo's can I go and see an android tablet being demonstrated, nope. Hoover? nope....So perhaps someone in these bricks and mortar stores needs to think why I, or any other consumer would want to go into one? Hint, it's not to place an order on a PC in the store, with someone who types more slowly than I do by a factor of 10, and who won't allow me to compare to 100 other stores for delivery/price at the same time. If I can do that in my Lunch break, I'm not going to waste my time coming to your stores.
So if there is no reason to go to the store, then guess what...people won't..
Re: "you even can pick them up on PAYG if you want."
You can't work google?
Arrived yesterday, not impressed
There seems to be quite a lot of issues with it, that should have been ironed out when it was available in the UK, support teams are a bit "we only get it yesterday..."
Screen is noticeably brighter and larger than the nexus, but the device as a whole is also much bigger and heavier.
£199 32GB KFHD vs £199 16GB Nexus 7, KFHD wins.
However if the rumours are true, and the new nexus 32gb is £199, then I'd go for the nexus, it does more, is more portable (if you don't want portable, when why bother with a 7" tablet) and is easier to use one handed.
Re: Why would anyone have a 3G tablet at all??
Have an up-vote, ab-so-bloody-lutely.
The only reason I can see for getting a data enabled tablet, is if someone else is paying for the sim for data use. Ala work email on a byod.
Other than that, you pay for the date on one device, and share it, not put your data into two pots, both of which you're paying for!
On the subject of no GPS, I assume the kindle fire hd will get a slating, as that doesn't have gps either and the nexus does...
Re: Apple use the GPS/GLONAS decoder in the 3G baseband chip
" If you tether it to an iPhone however then it gets access to the iPhone's GPS chip."
Hasn't worked since day 1, despite what daring firebollocks said.
Yes, but with apple olny certain, much more expensive ones work. I had an older BT GPS that worked fine with older Phones/laptops etc as a serial gps sender over BT, but wont' work with an IPad or ipod touch, and assumedly with an ipad mini.
Re: " There are two good reason for not buying an iPad Mini - Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7."
I'll tell you later, when I can compare the two. Nice thing about the kindle fire, is that you can trial it for 30 days.
Re: Datasheets on "Paperwhite"
Where can you try one.
Amazon.co.uk funnilly enough, and if you don't like it, you can send it back free of charge up to 29 days later.
I asked Kobo if they were that sure of their product why I couldn't do likewise..guess that's why I have kindles...
It's kind of about the apps....
I've spent a reasonable chunk of change on apple ios apps, possibly slightly more than I did on Symbian ones, and Windows CE ones before. I kind of like the fact that I get more out of my apps, since some of them were bought, oo about 6 years ago.
However, having got a Nexus 7, as I wanted to try something a little more portable, I think it's a great bit of kit I've started to look at the Google and Amazon app stores. With the N7, the kids use it at home, so I don't have to fight over my ipad. However as more and more things move digital, it would make sense to get some English and Maths apps, and other educational apps (for 9-15 year olds) that would improve their maths, English, perhaps some physics, chemistr,y biology etc. However whilst there are loads on the Ipad/Iphone, there seems to be none on the android/amazon stores. So I could get the kids a couple of NExus's, or a couple of Amazon Kindle Fires, but unless all I want is them playing angry birds, it might have to be an ipad mini as the apps aren't there.
However being as I'm buying two of them, I'm looking at and lets compare apples with apples
2 x Ipad min 32gb 8gb is 269 so 16 is 369, 32gb is 469...whoops hang on, that's the same price as 2 Amazon Kindle FIre HD's. Which I know doesn't have NFC..(who cares) and doesn't have GPS..would be nice, but kids don't care.
So do I pay twice the price for 2 ipad minis, or just hope that someone realises that the Android app store needs improving and more educational apps...
Re: I agree, the lack of a retina screen is crazy...
I'm actually suprised it even got the lightning connector, except that makes apple money.
Lets be clear.
A retina A6X 16/32/64GB Mini, about £30-40 more expensive than a kindle or Nexus is what everyone expected/wanted.
So wait for the Ipad Mini 3.
Which given the update to the Ipad (Retina) should be along in about 6 months time...
Re: That would be £40 rather than £50 cheaper, and the magic word is
How's Iplayer work on your Nexus on your planet?
How about Flash?
Great Device, Great OS. shame about the Apps and the App store
I love my Nexus 7, I loved the voucher I got to use with it.
I hate the Play Store.
I hate the Amazon store a little less as it gives me a free app a day, and some of them even work.
However many of the Apps look terrible on the Nexus 7, and I can only assume even worse on 10" tablets.
Plus many many many of them, just don't work.
BBC Iplayer anyone? Nope..
Notespark - no app.
1Password - only reader.
PvZ HD..nope only Standard Def here...
And that's not counting the ones that install crap on the device, and try and get you to buy more stuff by popping things up. Makes smurfberries on iOS look tame.
Re: Never seen
Not sure it's a better product, it's a cheaper and more portable product. Better for what, watching movies on, nope I'll choose Ipad 3, taking on the tube...nexus 7...
Re: Never seen
Maybe because people assume they are kindles?
I've been asked several times how I find my kindle, to end up telling them it isn't it's a Nexus 7.
But in a small 7" case, it looks like like all the kindle keyboard/touches/etc out there, as it's too small to be an ipad, therefore must be a kindle.
Thing is, prior to the nexus 7, there were no decent non-ipad tablets at a decent price. With the nexus 7, and Kindle Fire HD, and the Nook HD, there will be 3.
I tried once before a £129 android tablet, that went back 4 days later, being slow, unresponsive and with a crap screen.
Before people say Galaxy tab 10, I'll point out, same price nearly as an ipad, not better, so why bother (along the adage of when releasing new devices either be twice as good, or half the price the tab 10 wasn't either)
At £159 the google nexus is a steal. At £50 less than a "proper" ipad, for thr 7" version, why one would anyone bother?
Free but for $99.99 worth of crapberries
Trouble is they've run out of gullible fools who are prepared to spend real money on a virtual game, just to speed things up.
Apple has closed the "it was my kid" loophole. Google the same, even WOW with it's once fanatical base of fans is having trouble convincing people to pay for a game, and then pay again next month, and the month after.
The only one that seems to be holding it's own, is xbox live, but perhaps that's because the price makes the online part work for a number of games.
Re: Why not buy a much better Samsug Galaxy S3 today?
Agree completely, they should make all the apps for the 4.3" screen or a 10.1" screen, that android has, and leave it at Gingerbread 2.3, that way you could make them all work.
What do you mean android has more than 2 screen sizes, does that mean all stuff works? Nope..oh.
But 80% of android users will be on the latest os won't they, so we can just make everything for buttery jelly can't we?
Well that's settled, everything made for 2 screens, and only works on Butter jelly and you'll be fine.
Other than that, you could split it by OS, from froyo to JB, and then by device resolution, and then you'll see why devs take on IOS first.
Do it for the last ios, in this case 6, do a normal and a hd version (iphone 5 users can get stuffed) and 85% of your users are happy..
Show's 66% of users, others show 80%.
are 66% of Android users on vanilla JB yet?
or get a full-fat smart phone for less money - t-mobile vivacity
S40, wow, so last decade.
If I can buy a t-mobile vivacity, unlock it, and get a 5mp camera, better screen and better apps, for half the price, then how can you possibly say "the Asha 311 has much to appreciate. It’s cheap," It's not even that.
You've already done a <£100 android test which has several phones that beat the pants off this.
If I want cheap for the "but as a backup or travel phone or your young’uns first handset" I want it either sub £30, or rugged and water proof.
This is neither, You can pick up loads of S60 and S40 phones cheap on ebay, why...simple nobody wants them, there are better phones about now.
If you really want a backup emergency phone, then I'd take a 6210, which has days of talk time, and weeks of standby!
Admittedly, the Nexus 7 needs a 3G version for true data portability, an absence
Oh no, you mean for some reason I can't link it to my smartphone and share it's data connection, oh woe is me.
Perhaps it then does need 3g, as opposed to noone really needing it if they can tether it (or someeone else is paying the data charges)
So if I come up with a top 10 list, can I wax lyrical about some stuff that's been sent to me, whilst not really explaining why they were picked over more obvious better candidates?
PS3-Xbox 360 (Why blu-ray when you can have 1080p digital media?)
Sony Amp, Vs Onkyo amps, cheaper with rae reviews.
Ikleen vs Roomba, Roomba gets the rave reviews, and can be picked up for nearly 100 less than the ikleen, plus has a 30 day, I'm not happy send it back guarantee, that the ikleen doesn't....
Perhaps we should just list...top 10 things I can see from my desk.
top 10 things I saw on the way to work.
10 top things I wish people would send me for review...
Re: Great deal, it's not a Kindle
Having less books available from 4 places doesn't mean that it's 4x more.
There's also the fact that B&N don't sell here.
In compliance with shipping regulations, some item(s) in your order cannot be sent to London in United Kingdom.
The key thing to look for is price.
Most of the time when I've looked the ebook from amazon is £2-£3 cheaper than it's epub equivalent.
Really, you have to ask that question? Text messages for one. Sure for email, it's probably just as easy to go to another mail app and type in a response, but if you deal with a lot of text messages, then typing on a big keyboard is great. I used to do it with an app on the old Sony Ericsson P9x series, and it was great. Also good if you don't have access to your email other than on the phone (no web access secure proxy etc) as you can then type long email as well.
Er no they didn't! Virgin was the only network that didn't, and then they changed their t&c's.
Top up a mobile with £10, don't use it for 91 days and say good bye to your tenner...and mobile number, and what ever cost you paid for the sim.
How ofcom lets them get away with it, I'll never know (well ok ofcom are shite, but that aside!)
You mean like the two bookeen opus's I bought my kids, £50 each, weighs less than a kindle, (ok it's a 5" screen, but most of their books are smaller anyway.
The opus's also read txt files as well, although not rtf's. Why not RTFs? well probably the same reason as they don't read .doc and .docx
The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated RTF) is a proprietary document file format with published specification developed by Microsoft Corporation since 1987 for Microsoft products and for cross-platform document interchange.
Both devices loaded with over 500mb of books, should keep them quiet for a while!
Which is fine but why would we want the EU 2 years, when the sale of goods act gives us up to 6 years?
do-nut not 6 years.
Very expensive TV = 6 years.
"proper console games"...
on a handheld..keep on drinking that sony cool-aid.
I had a psp, I really wanted there to be a decent game for it. There wasn't.
It was ok for watching videos on, a duty it's still ok at.
I suspect you've never played any of the better ios games.
Plus you seem to think that an ipod is a phone? Perhaps that's why you're confusing vita with a console.
Sony lost the console war to microsoft, ps3 lost to the xbox 360, their network was so bad, people prefer to pay microsoft than use it.
They've lost the handheld war to apple and nintendo, they just don't seem to realise it yet.