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I currently own an original ipad but it's never going to replace my home PC. But that's the thing...I want it to. I think the main issue I have with the ipad, is that the wife can't load her pictures directly from our camera to our tablet. Now, the question is...can you do this on ANY tablet? Or am I hoping to find a tablet that hasn't been invented yet.

Also, yes, I'm aware that I could just get a laptop but I'd rather stick with a tablet if possible.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

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I currently own an original ipad but it's never going to replace my home PC. But that's the thing...I want it to. I think the main issue I have with the ipad, is that the wife can't load her pictures directly from our camera to our tablet. Now, the question is...can you do this on ANY tablet? Or am I hoping to find a tablet that hasn't been invented yet.Also, yes, I'm aware that I could just get a laptop but I'd rather stick with a tablet if possible.

Isn't there an adaptor you can buy to go from camera --> ipad?Seems like a simpler, cheaper solution than buying a whole new tablet.

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I currently own an original ipad but it's never going to replace my home PC. But that's the thing...I want it to. I think the main issue I have with the ipad, is that the wife can't load her pictures directly from our camera to our tablet. Now, the question is...can you do this on ANY tablet? Or am I hoping to find a tablet that hasn't been invented yet.Also, yes, I'm aware that I could just get a laptop but I'd rather stick with a tablet if possible.

Isn't there an adaptor you can buy to go from camera --> ipad?Seems like a simpler, cheaper solution than buying a whole new tablet.
There is. My wife has one for her iPad. I think it's ~ $24.99 or so.

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I currently own an original ipad but it's never going to replace my home PC. But that's the thing...I want it to. I think the main issue I have with the ipad, is that the wife can't load her pictures directly from our camera to our tablet. Now, the question is...can you do this on ANY tablet? Or am I hoping to find a tablet that hasn't been invented yet.Also, yes, I'm aware that I could just get a laptop but I'd rather stick with a tablet if possible.

Isn't there an adaptor you can buy to go from camera --> ipad?Seems like a simpler, cheaper solution than buying a whole new tablet.
:goodposting:we have the camera connection kit on our ipad1. we now have the fire & I like it a lot. There is no perfect tablet for everybody.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

How do the Windows tablets compare?

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If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

wow

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eye fi ccard is cool

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

:goodposting:

Eye-Fi is amazing. You think that plugging in your camera to upload pictures isn't THAT big of a deal, until you don't have to do it. Not only does it automatically upload them to your computer, but you can set it up to sync to any number of online photo hosts. Just beautiful.

It can be a bit pricey, but I found mine at Best Buy on sale for $60. Normal price is around $100? Well worth it.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

:goodposting:

Eye-Fi is amazing. You think that plugging in your camera to upload pictures isn't THAT big of a deal, until you don't have to do it. Not only does it automatically upload them to your computer, but you can set it up to sync to any number of online photo hosts. Just beautiful.

It can be a bit pricey, but I found mine at Best Buy on sale for $60. Normal price is around $100? Well worth it.

$39 on Amazon

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

:goodposting:

Eye-Fi is amazing. You think that plugging in your camera to upload pictures isn't THAT big of a deal, until you don't have to do it. Not only does it automatically upload them to your computer, but you can set it up to sync to any number of online photo hosts. Just beautiful.

It can be a bit pricey, but I found mine at Best Buy on sale for $60. Normal price is around $100? Well worth it.

$39 on Amazon
Ahhh...yeah. I have the 8GB. That's the 4.

ETA: This one.

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I was going to post the exact same thing. That tablet with the optional keyboard definitely qualifies as "most/best features". If I was looking for a tablet that could replace a computer that would be the one. The only thing missing is Ice Cream Sandwich and since it's not dependent on the mobile carriers there's a very good chance of getting the update as soon as it's available.

I think that tablet may actually put pressure on the price of ultrabooks.

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I was going to post the exact same thing. That tablet with the optional keyboard definitely qualifies as "most/best features". If I was looking for a tablet that could replace a computer that would be the one. The only thing missing is Ice Cream Sandwich and since it's not dependent on the mobile carriers there's a very good chance of getting the update as soon as it's available.

I think that tablet may actually put pressure on the price of ultrabooks.

:thumbup:

I'm anxiously waiting on the US pre-order.

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I was going to post the exact same thing. That tablet with the optional keyboard definitely qualifies as "most/best features". If I was looking for a tablet that could replace a computer that would be the one. The only thing missing is Ice Cream Sandwich and since it's not dependent on the mobile carriers there's a very good chance of getting the update as soon as it's available.

I think that tablet may actually put pressure on the price of ultrabooks.

:thumbup:

I'm anxiously waiting on the US pre-order.

Wow, that looks pretty sweet. I still am going to wait until iPad3 is announced to make a decision, but as of today that looks like the Tablet to own.

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I was going to post the exact same thing. That tablet with the optional keyboard definitely qualifies as "most/best features". If I was looking for a tablet that could replace a computer that would be the one. The only thing missing is Ice Cream Sandwich and since it's not dependent on the mobile carriers there's a very good chance of getting the update as soon as it's available.
I have the original Transformer and Asus has been amazingly quick on updates, so I would definitely expect the Prime to have ICS in short order.

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I had an iPad (1ed), Xoom, Galaxy Tab (10") and Transformer (1ed). The transformer is the best currently, followed by the Galaxy, Xoom, iPad (1ed).

I have used the iPad (2ed) and would put that above the Xoom and Tab, but not the Transformer. The prime will be the Transformer on steroids!

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you gotta go with the iPad

One reason to get an iPad 2 over a Prime?

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So you can hook this up to your TV via HDMI?

The Transformer? Yep. Do it all the time.

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you gotta go with the iPad

One reason to get an iPad 2 over a Prime?
Ecosystem . Especially if you have an iphone

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you gotta go with the iPad

One reason to get an iPad 2 over a Prime?
Ecosystem . Especially if you have an iphone
That will def be a consideration with all the apps i already own.

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Can the iPad connect to the iphone and share data plans? Cause my TF can connect to my Droid X through Bluetooth with no problem (neither of which are rooted.

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Can the iPad connect to the iphone and share data plans? Cause my TF can connect to my Droid X through Bluetooth with no problem (neither of which are rooted.

Why not tell us

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

Do you have a link? I'm not doubting you - I'd just like to see the source article b/c everythign I've read suggests its more like 95-5.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

Do you have a link? I'm not doubting you - I'd just like to see the source article b/c everythign I've read suggests its more like 95-5.
I find the 67% mark right now kind of difficult to believe as well given the android os optimized for tablets hasn't even hit yet but really isn't it just an argument of semantics at this point? You have the dual-core tablets from a trusted source with similar functionality to the ipad2 that are just getting to customers for under $200 this week. The tablet optimized os and the quad-core tablets that are much more powerful than the ipad2 at the same price point are due to arrive in a few weeks.

Whether it's 67% ios right now or in January, or whether it's eventually 67% android in 2012 or 2013 is there anyone that really doubts that's what's going to happen? That's one reason I don't think the "ecosystem" argument holds a lot of water. The only ecosystem I'm buying into is the web. That way I can use a windows gaming desktop PC at home to use the same services I use with an android tablet and an iphone if I choose. They will all have full web access so it doesn't make much sense to me to invest heavily into apps or services that work with only one os.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

Do you have a link? I'm not doubting you - I'd just like to see the source article b/c everythign I've read suggests its more like 95-5.
I've seen reports with the 67% number. They are based on shipments to retailers, not actual sales to users. Counting unsold units sitting in warehouses as market share seems a bit deceiving to me.

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

Do you have a link? I'm not doubting you - I'd just like to see the source article b/c everythign I've read suggests its more like 95-5.
There was a press release that went around. Wasn't send from either google or mac, can't recall who. If you google android versus ipad you'll find more articles written from that press release. This is from eweek. Pretty much covers what's in this thread

During the third quarter, more than 4.5 million Android tablets shipped, according to Strategy Analytics. This represents 27 percent of market shipments.

More than 4.5 million tablet computers based on Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system shipped in the third quarter, comprising 27 percent of the market shipments, according to research released by Strategy Analytics Oct. 21.

Android's tablet share pales in comparison to the 67 percent table share enjoyed by Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad, which the company said earlier this week sold 11.1 million units, and over 32 million units since its launch in April 2010.

Here's the caveat, as pointed out by GigaOm: Apple's count is for iPads actually sold. The Android count is simply the number that shipped. Only the collective retailers and their OEMs know how many have sold, versus those still sitting on store shelves.

Still, if one cottons to Strategy Analytics stats, Apple's iPad and Android slates tallied 94 percent of 16.7 million units sold, a 280 percent boost from the 4.4 million total in the third quarter last year. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) acquired a 2 percent global tablet share, while Research in Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry PlayBook grabbed a lowly 1 percent of the market.

The big story is the boost to Android's tablet plot, which has been frequently cited as a weakness, compared with the platform's smartphone share of over 40 percent worldwide. Apple's iPhone has a 20 percent worldwide share, and as much as 28 percent in the U.S. Yet the same Android OEMs who are selling tens of millions of Android handsets have thus far struggled to duplicate that success in tablets.

Part of that is due to the overwhelming success of the iPad and the fact that smartphones are in much greater demand than the nascent tablet market. Another part of that is that the Android Honeycomb tablet-tailored operating system has proven buggy.

Indeed, Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) ignited the Honeycomb machine market in February this year but was denigrated early by critics who found it buggy and crash-prone. Xoom sales were quickly eclipsed by Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other machines that better handled Honeycomb and its later builds.

Yet somehow Android slates shipments came on strong this past quarter, increasing twelvefold from Q3 2010. Why the increase? It's not clear. Perhaps it’s the availability of more tablet options and the increased awareness of the hardware medium.

HTC has launched a few slates with its Scribe stylus technology. Samsung has since added the Galaxy Tab 8.9, Tab 7.7, and is set to launch the Tab 7.0 Plus Nov. 13.

Of course, Samsung and Motorola are but two of many Android OEMs leveraging the open-source platform, according to Strategy Analytics Director Neil Mawston.

"Dozens of Android models distributed across multiple countries by numerous brands such as Samsung, Acer and others have been driving volumes," said Mawston.

The analyst added that the tablet sector will be watching the launch of Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire, a 7-inch Android tablet the e-commerce giant will begin selling Nov. 15 for $199. "Amazon's strategy of minimizing its hardware price is set to ignite the entry-level tablet segment and attract more mass-market consumers," Mawston added.

Given Amazon's clear predilection to challenge Apple in media sales, if the Kindle Fire sells well this holiday season—the company is supposedly taking 30,000 to 50,000 pre-orders a day—it's likely the company will announce its actual Kindle Fire sales to tout its success

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The iPad is the best tablet out there by a wide margin IMO. I've been waiting for an Android tablet to challenge it for a year now but Google's tablets just aren't mature at this time. A year from now could be a very different story as Android continues to blow the doors off of iOS in market share.

If moving photos from camera to your cpu/tablet/phone is an issue, Eye-Fi may be your solution. I haven't made the move yet, but a buddy of mine at work swears by it.

Ipad had 67% of market in October and is quickly losing ground.

This program(?) named Alien Dalvik allows ipad folks to run Android apps on it so that's gonna help. Android's are dirt cheap and sure to catch up by Christmas. I imagine it'll be like PC vs Mac.

From Electronista

Study: iPad has 88 percent of global tablet web traffic

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updated 01:00 am EST, Fri November 18, 2011

Casts doubt on competitor tablet sell-through

A new analysis of web traffic share of iPad and other tablets suggests that genuine Android tablet sell-through to consumers may be even lower than previously thought. The iPad is widely reported to have about 75 percent marketshare, but web traffic shows the real penetration is closer to 88 percent globally and even higher in the US, approaching 96 percent, Royal Pingdom reports.

While Apple tends to report actual numbers sold through to consumers when commenting on iPad sales, most of the competitors only mention sales to wholesalers, not end users. Consequently, Android tablet sales often look larger than they actually are.

Last month, Android division head Andy Rubin cited six million Android tablets in the market, but didn't specify user sales versus shipments. Even so, by the same point in time, Apple had reported selling around 40 million iPads in total, and were selling them to users as fast as they could make them. This gives the iPad an 85 percent marketshare when considering shipments.

The difference between shipments and sales, however, might be detected by tablet web traffic -- since it is a logical assumption that nearly all tablets of any sort will be used to surf the web once in consumers' hands. The survey company comScore reported in October that iPads were accounting for 95.5 percent of US web traffic, which is almost the exact same percentage the iPad is credited for (95.7 percent) in total video hours streamed as reported by Ooyala in the summer quarter.

At least in the US, the iPad appears to be dominating sales far more than its "shipment" marketshare would suggest. It may also point to the idea that non-iPad tablets are getting the majority of their sales outside the US, which would support StatCounter's claim that iPads have 87.6 percent of global tablet traffic (Android tablets are said to have 11 percent, leaving just one percent for the other tablet platform makers). For perspective, however, even the iPad's impressive sales and web use give it only 1.2 percent of global web traffic overall (almost two percent in the US).

It's possible the results are skewed by presuming that Android tablet owners surf the web considerably less per capita than iPad owners, but otherwise the analysis paints a grim portrait of poor sell-through of Android tablets in North America, with companies relying on non-US sales and shipment figures to bolster the image of Android as a real competitor in the tablet space. Android phones, on the other hand, continue to do extremely well -- but Apple's position in tablets is more akin to its position in the music-player segment.

Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/11/18/casts.doubt.on.competitor.tablet.sell.through/#ixzz1eGBg37jF

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Can the iPad connect to the iphone and share data plans? Cause my TF can connect to my Droid X through Bluetooth with no problem (neither of which are rooted.

Why not tell us
I don't know that's why I'm asking.

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Kindle Fire (big deal, not to me, but to others) has an android version or normally comes with it. I didn't read, wasn't interested. Nonetheless, that's going to help Android's share as Kindle Fire ads seem to be on every website on the web.

What's an Ipad2 cost? $600?

Android tablets 7" are 60-100 bucks.

We all know people will roll with the cheaper version and it's only a matter of time. What percent is surely debatable, but it's coming and probably this Christmas and Black Friday.

IMO an Imac is a superior computer to tons of windows computers. Last I checked they ran anywhere from 2-4000 dollars. You can get a junk PC for 100 at geeks.com with XP on it and minimal everything else.

Alienware and other companies make sweet windows computers. I rarely come across them.

I work in an IT dept for 200 workers and we take care of their home computers they bring in too. It's a relatively small sample, but I think I see enough to have a decent idea. This season "tablet" is as common a word as "ipod" once was.

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Hell Toupee, that guy's not wrong in regards to his digging and what seems to be poorly supplied stats. He's got good points.

He's wrong though when he projects. The price difference is just too big.

You can probably go into your local Walmart or BestBuy and see it for yourself. I imagine there's far more Android devices than Ipads there.

By me they've got them displayed on what looks like the old camera display and there's 8-10 androids, the ipad and an ipad2. The androids one can try, but the ipads are in a glass case and ya gotta ask for some worker to come unlock it to try them. Even the dopey display makes it less accessible like the price.

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Hell Toupee, that guy's not wrong in regards to his digging and what seems to be poorly supplied stats. He's got good points. He's wrong though when he projects. The price difference is just too big.You can probably go into your local Walmart or BestBuy and see it for yourself. I imagine there's far more Android devices than Ipads there. By me they've got them displayed on what looks like the old camera display and there's 8-10 androids, the ipad and an ipad2. The androids one can try, but the ipads are in a glass case and ya gotta ask for some worker to come unlock it to try them. Even the dopey display makes it less accessible like the price.

I understand the $ different but in the tablet is just so varied , I think the multiple categories within the tablet umbrella makes it too fluid to project right now. The full featured tabs(iPad galaxy ec.) the Fire/B&N tabs and finally the no-name android devices. I really think those cheap no-names are more harmful than helpful in the long run.You think a persons 1st taste of tablets & android isn't really going to be that outstanding. In the end it will be the ecosystems that will win out & androids greatest "ambassador" might be Amazon.

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