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  •  at least it does (0+ / 0-)

    something well.

    But where do you carry the iPad that you had to buy to do all the other things a Note does?

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    by Deward Hastings on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:07:08 AM PDT

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    •  It does most things well (0+ / 0-)

      And I particularly like the simplicity and regular OS updates. Not perfect, but does what I want/need and the build quality is really excellent, and it does just about anything I would with a notebook, only smaller. And that's the thing with iOS, majority of apps for tablets also work on phones because developers don't have to struggle with drivers and optimization for hundreds of devices.

      I don't carry "my" iPad anywhere, my daughter takes care of that. I'm thinking about getting an iPad mini when Apple adds a Retina display, and figure that is how I can get my iPad back.

      I'm reasonably sure consumers will have at least 4 choices in the future, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux (probably Ubuntu,  not Firefox).

      And that's good. To each his/her own. Everyone wins.

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      by koNko on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:40:19 AM PDT

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        are "portable" too, for people who want to carry both a phone and a pad.  Not an issue in any case for Note owners.  The difference between your iPhone's 3.5" display and the 5.3 (5.5 for Note II) of the Note is that the larger display makes it actually practical to use the device as a kindle or pad substitute (no magnifying glass required, even for the small print).

        If those functions don't matter to you (or your daughter is always handy with your "accessory" kit) then there's no reason not to be happy with your iPhone.  And when you actually want those functions you can always buy another Apple product (like the iPad mini) to provide them.

        What pocket will you carry it in?

        Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

        by Deward Hastings on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:08:08 AM PDT

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        •  I'm happy with my smaller phone (0+ / 0-)

          And don't find it a limitation.

          If I somehow managed to get a tablet, I'd carry it in my backpack along with my PC, which is a lot bigger and heavier, and mainly use it on airplanes while traveling (which I do constantly) because you can use a tablet but not a phone on most airlines.

          Otherwise, I really don't have much need for one because I use  my phone or PC for most tasks and it would be redundant.

          But in our lab, tablets are very popular working tools. Majority are iPads but we have a couple of people using Samsung and one guy has a Windows RT (not impressed).

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          by koNko on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:12:38 PM PDT

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