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News Next launches Android tablet

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

  1. SteveU

    SteveU New Member

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    They've got to start somewhere and what better than a cheap as chips Android tablet? Stack em high and price em low, works (almost) every time!
     
  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Yes, Next have sold Oregon Scientific stuff as "boys toys" for years, especially round Christmas.

    Nice to see other companies get in on the whole slate thing, but the downsides on this one outweigh the positives. I'd rather have something with proper multitouch, a proper version of Android and proper battery life than buy something like this - even if it is half the price of an iPad.
     
  3. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    The ipad isn't really that great but since it will be compared to a bunch of cost cutting and shortcut taking efforts like this, Apple is free to milk the ipad for the next ten years by adding one new feature every other year just like the iphone.

    I hope the Asus EEE pad 10" and 12" version arrive with better quality and more features as I'm looking for a slate device that can seriously multitask while doing video chat.
     
  4. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    This isn't going to effect iPad sales what so ever. Apple have no reason at all to be bothered.

    Sam
     
  5. hyperion

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    ^^You could make a device twice as good and half as expensive as an iPad and it still wouldn't affect iPad sales.
     
  6. Jehla

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    Brilliant device! I really don't think people (the general public) will care/ notice the short comings compared to the iPad. but rather notice in a big way that it's half the price.

    Also I'm pretty sure this is the only other device in the 10" slate market that I can go into a shop and buy.
     
  7. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    It's only £180 so what do you expect? At least they haven't gone for the rip off version like Apple always do, which is a surprise since Next do charge a fortune for some of their clothing.

    Maybe other brand versions will be cheaper.
     
  8. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Eww... sounds cheap. Not sure I'd go for that tbh.
     
  9. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    This is just the first step, just like when the netbook wars kicked off.
    Looking forward to seeing a lot more competition in this market soon.
     
  10. frenchscottie

    frenchscottie Garlic & Haggis

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    Wonder when M&S will bring one out. I'ts sure to be good, expensive but better than the rest. lol
     
  11. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    This is not just a smart tablet, this is an M&S smart tablet.

    Oh lord :rolleyes:
     
  12. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Unicorn. Parker has your coat and has the car waiting outside... haha

    Sam
     
  13. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    And stock all of Next's last season stuff ??:p
     
  14. Sea Shadow

    Sea Shadow aka "Panda"

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    For the money I would rather get one of the Archos android tablets, but then again that is just me.
     
  15. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

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    :D
     
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