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Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what

mg 12 Sep 13 - 08:27 PM
Acme 13 Sep 13 - 12:39 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 13 Sep 13 - 12:58 AM
GUEST 13 Sep 13 - 04:01 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Sep 13 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,mg 14 Sep 13 - 04:06 PM
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Subject: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: mg
Date: 12 Sep 13 - 08:27 PM

Well, I guess the blackberry in question is a tablet.

Anyway, I can save 50/month by tapping into my landlord's wireless, with his approval..I could probably hook up a very old laptop I am using wired, but I also want something mobile etc., especially as I hope to go to Ireland this fall.

Here is one option: and money is a serious concern now..

http://www.amazon.com/Archos-70-Internet-Tablet-Black/product-reviews/B00422SH5C/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_link_next_3?ie=UTF8&pageNumber=3&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

http://www.amazon.com/Archos-70-Internet-Tablet-Black/product-reviews/B00422SH5C/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_link_next_3?ie=UTF8&pageNumber

or another option is a blackberry tablet..both are not the latest technology but I am so far behind I will never catch up.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UL34GW/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0EY6NZNTXQ0MTB9BCEYB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

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Any suggestions?? I mostly will do email, google, etc. I do want to do genealogy too but I think will have to wait to get an actual laptop, or else use old one.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: Acme
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 12:39 AM

Anything you take with you when you travel will need to plug in to charge, so if people will comment on what you need to charge the device while you travel, that might also be helpful.

Last year a co-worker of mine was taking a large loop train trip from Texas to LA to Seattle to Chicago and back - and was thinking about taking a laptop. But then she spotted the tablet that her granddaughters play with. It is wireless and has a lot of software, but is tough because it is meant for children and apparently not that expensive. You might want to see what is out there in the toy department. She took the child's toy and it worked just fine and didn't actually look that childish. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 12:58 AM

The current most highly regarded affordable Android tablet is the Nexus 7.

Verion 2 has just been released
which means last year's version 1 is now being very nicely discounted.

Also version 1 is tried and tested and proven extremely reliable.

Best to get the 32gig rather than the 16 gig option if choice is available.

The Archos is frankly nowhere near as good in any regard.

I state that as an objective owner of both.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 04:01 AM

Max is currently running a nexus advert.


google.com/nexus/7/index.html?feature=ha-display-gdn_icm_im-n7&utm_source=ha&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=gdn_icm_im&utm_content=n7

Kindle Fire has worked well for me in Asia, Middle East and Europe. ( realize Ireland is less developed than India)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 06:40 AM

I have an Archos, and like it, but I have other Android Tablets, similar to the Nexus 7, and find they are very good. The Archos Android tablet is very good, but heavier than the Nexus or the tablets I have (Coby Kyros 7 inch and Hipstreet 7 inch devices) The Archos is a metal body and has a neat leg that allows it to stand up without having to hold it or by some accessory to hold it. The Coby and Hipstreet ones were purchased at just under $100 here in Canada and I feel compares well to the Nexus. So the Archos was about 50% more if I remember correctly. NExus here in Canada, seem about $199 and sales bring it slightly lower. I saw recently Samsung and Asus have 7 inch tablets on sale in Best Buy/Future Shop for $170 Cdn. Samsung also have 8 and 10.1 devices for a bit more. Lots of choice for sure


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 04:06 PM

i went ahead and bought a blackberry tablet 64 gb. i will probably learn how to use about 2 gb but one reason i bought it is that i am so behind on technology and this might help. it supposedly has fairly good camera features and i do want to photograph graves and also genealogy papers so i hope it works for that. it may or may not skype but has a similar feature but i don'tknow how others connect.

what i would love at some wired camp is for someone to lead a workshop on various electronic devices...i think my 4 year old great nephew is probably ahead of me in this.

thanks for input.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 06:00 PM

Probably too late to be helpful for the original query, but others similarly hallucinating might be interested in one of the more recent of the frequent reviews seen:

Best Tablet to Take on Holidays.

The link is from a newsletter I signed up for several years ago when they offered news about computers. Like several others, they now offer "information" only on the latest toys, and the editors have gotten too lazy to write their own stuff so they mostly just pass on the ads that the sellers send them; but anyone interested who doesn't get a satisfying amount of junk email can probably hook up to a couple of similar ones. My former favorites were generally Ziff Davis (mostly US Based) and/or PC Advisor (more of a Euro view). Sign up for one and the rest of 'em will find you.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:05 PM

Looks like you F,d Up.

Perhaps CinderClaus will bring you something better...if you leave klein-geld for the leprechauns.

Twelve weeks is not very long.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:51 PM

Based on the advertising technical ratings that change at least weekly, it would be hard to believe it makes a lot of difference what device one gets this week, since there will be three new ones everybody must have next week.

I'm inclined to believe that the rate of new rankings advertising claims is more indicative of the extremely poor security for ad-writing as a career path than that it represents "great technical advances." (Same lies using different words?)

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 09:35 PM

If you're planning to use publicly available WiFi hotspots for checking your email and such there aren't too many of those on Ireland, away from Dublin. There might of course be friendly people who might let you use theirs.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 08:08 AM

Unless you can rely on wifi connections you will probably get stung for roaming charges. A laptop will let you use a dongle and a locally purchased payg sim but is a lot heavier to carry. I don't know what the situation is regarding mobile connections near the border where you can't be sure which country the nearest mast is in, you will need local advice for that.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Tablet or blackberry or what
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 08:20 AM

I know only too well that a laptop is a lot heavier to carry when travelling! We bought ours in 2006, so it's a real heavyweight compared with modern tablets. It just fits inside my small rucsack, but is a pain to remove every time at airport security. I daresay that the built in wifi adapter is nowhere near as fast as those in modern equipment!


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