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News Next launches Android tablet

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 30 Sep 2010.

  1. julieb

    julieb New Member

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  2. danielg

    danielg Open Internet

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    oh!, that Next!.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I... Actually want one of those.
     
  4. licenced

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    And here we go. Get ready for a slew of this type of thing. They may be cheap, but there'll always be a reason and if people come away dissatisfied due to cut corners such as old versions of Android or poor screens, Apple will only win.
     
  5. javaman

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    Can bit tech review it? If its good for video and games all could be forgiven tho I doubt it will be stellar.
     
  6. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Battery life kills it, just as a bad battery life on any product designed for portability would ruin the product. This would be a serious competitor if the battery life was 5+ hours, so at least a long commute, lunch break and commute back and some extra.
     
  7. Mongwopman

    Mongwopman King Ding-a-ling!

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    Bah! Pads......whats the point really?
     
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    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    My brain hurts :(
    As has already been said, 3 hours battery life is fail.
     
  9. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I'll stick to my smart phone thanks.
    I still can't see the point of these things.
     
  10. DriftCarl

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    the battery life may suck, but it would actually be a great piece of kit to mod into a touch screen device in your home that is always powered. For example controling your media from a modded coffee table.
     
  11. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    This can only be a good thing, creating more competition in the tablet market brings prices down across the board.
    I'm waiting for a Window 7 tablet at a price point similar to this :D
    (Wishful thinking?)
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    This is the first tablet that totally appeals to me!

    Such a shame about the battery life. 5 hours minimum would be ideal!
     
  14. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    also its a rebadged Elonex eTouch allegedly
     
  15. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Hmm... you might be on to something there :D
     
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    Any one know if the life is poor because of the components being high drain or the battery being low capacity?
     
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    Low battery and no multitouch = killing blows. Cheap, but there comes a certain point where cheap just isn't worth reduced functionality or miserable build quality.
     
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    I once saw a guy that put an iPad into a car and I've been wanting to do the same ever since. This would be a great device for such a thing, just like the coffee table idea.
     
  19. Plugs

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    Next?... is that not a bit random? have they ever released (rebranded) anything before?
     
  20. Phil Rhodes

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    I've always wanted to get a retail unit adjacent to a Next and call it "previous".
     
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