- CrackBerry Genius
02-25-2013, 02:27 AM #27
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The Samsung Galaxy 8.0 looks like it used up all of the plastic supply on our planet, and also took the rim of the Bold 9900 and stretched it out to fit around it.
Aside from the chrome-looking ring around it, it just looks cheap, which should come as no surprise to anyone with two eyes (or even one eye with a cataract in it) that has seen the Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, or Galaxy S II or III. Or IV.
Samsung blows people away with a few features and a pretty screen, and hopes that they forget about the cheap-feeling, glossy plastic material encasing it all. And so far, it has somehow worked.Sean
- 02-25-2013, 05:22 AM #29
Wtf is this Copysome forums ****s is getting out of hand in here.How is that the tablet bar we have phones that go in our pockets a make call and do wha tablets do but smaller and much more mobile.No tablet has ever set the bar there not as good as laptops.I dont think even the MS surface pro can handle music production software better than a solid spec laptop.
Have you never heard of bluetooth earphones and voip?? And those things most of us put in pockets called phones.And what you think blackberry bridge was built for.Tablet bar my *** tablets are just a niche for people who do not need full horse power of laptops and do generic internet cafe usage.In my case the playbook is a bedside toy for female guest so they have something to do.
- 02-25-2013, 07:38 AM #30
I have a bluetooth headset that can both answer and make calls through my Torch. Why the **** can't my Playbook do the same?
As for giving it the ability to actually function as a phone on its own? I'm not so sure. Why would I ever by another phone again? Ever?
- 02-25-2013, 08:04 AM #31
The ability to make a call from anything Android has been available since GrooveIP which works pretty well as long as you have wifi around and if you have a bluetooth device who really cares what it's connected to. This is just Samsung building a tablet and throwing the kitchen sink at it. When you buy one of these things it hard to think of something you would want to do with a tablet that you cannot do, that's the selling point of it, the GN2 and the 10.1. If it's priced right its another step forward for them IMHO they pretty much invented and own this segment. Not bad for a company folks say "doesn't innovate"
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- 02-25-2013, 09:40 AM #34
- 02-25-2013, 10:12 AM #35
- CrackBerry User
02-25-2013, 10:53 AM #36
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This is the exact reason why I am confused by anyone who thinks Samsung is a competitor to Apple, Microsoft and RIM. Great Hardware company. Ultimately they will be great for consumer pricing. But is this innovation? Not even close.
People stopped caring about PC Specs years ago. I'm sure Smartphones, Phablets, and Tablets will be similar to PCs in that regard in the near future.
Samsung is a hot company right now, and they might be for quite a while. Just like Sony before them, or RCA before them. Hardware, scale and supply chain isn't a sustainable advantage. I'm sure 10 years from now they will be going through struggles while we will all be introduced to another hardware company in a cheaper manufacturing district such as Huwaii, Lenovo or ZTE.
- 02-25-2013, 10:54 AM #37
That the Notes and the Streaks kinda look the same is meaningless. Innovation is getting the whole package right. To the tune of 8 billion a quarter. Nice hustle.
- 02-25-2013, 10:59 AM #39
This device will sell, as it bears the name of very popular products, and a percentage of people will look at it because of the name. The PlayBook isnt really competition to anything on the market currently. You are looking almost 2 year old hardware and software against brand new devices. When RIM/BB launch their next tablet, things will be different, but until then, no sense bringing the PlayBook into this discussion.~S_A
- 02-25-2013, 11:47 AM #43
I think some of you are very short sighted.. Sure the tablet is way to large for most people to consider using it as a phone.. But there is a huge shift towards mobile productivity which also means a move away from the concept of a user having a smartphone, tablet and laptop on the go. If you can replace all three devices with one, then you will be leading the pack in the mobile and non mobile world (or whatever you term the combined world).
If society shifts to having bluetooth headsets and don't ridicule the ones that adopt them, then the size of the phone is a non issue as long as it works as a phone as well as the devices it is replacing.
Sure its far too big for me to switch to now.. But that doesn't mean it will be too big down the road if it catches on.--- Sent From Mobile Device While on the Can! ---
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- 02-25-2013, 12:02 PM #46
SGIV or Note 3 or Note 8......dangnabbit dangnabbit dangnabbit.....
I love the "it's too big" comments. One inch difference between the PB and this and ooooooh looooordy it's just tooooooooo big!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This from the same crowd who said 4 inches was too big who are now extolling the virtues of the Z10.....God created BT for modern phones. Go figure.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons; dragonslayers are crunchy, and good with ketchup
- 02-25-2013, 12:02 PM #47
That's it. Throw in the towel. It's all over.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 02-25-2013, 12:28 PM #49~S_A
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