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Angelfuego
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1/30/2015 | 11:05:43 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
@Kelly22: If it makes you feel better, I just got an iPhone4 . It is a hand-me-down from a friend.
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1/29/2015 | 3:18:53 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
@angelfuego I'm on your side with this one. Phablets are an awkward size and too big to serve the same purpose as a smartphone. Personally, I like my phone to fit in one hand and my iPhone 4 (prehistoric, I know) does the job just fine.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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1/29/2015 | 2:39:40 PM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
I guess it is a matter of preference. I prefer something that fits in my pocket or can easily fit in the grip of my hand. Phabletsare too big for me. They are like the size of a book. A phablet can't even fir in my purse. I rarely use purses. I usually pick up my keys, debit card, identification, phone, and leave the house. The only purses that I own are clutch bags, which are too small to stuff a phablet in.
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12/7/2014 | 11:45:37 AM
Re: The purpose of tablet ?
Li Tan, in my opinion there is no need of a tablet when we have 5-6 inch smartphones available because they are not bad either. The operating systems in tablets and smartphones are the same. Do you think in today's circumstances, purchase of a tablet is justified or it is just an impulse buy?
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12/5/2014 | 11:14:49 AM
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@Gary_EL  @Anelfuego       It certainly does seem to be a fundamental constraint that makes increasing battery very difficult if not nearly impossible to improve.

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12/5/2014 | 12:58:36 AM
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The lack of progress in batteries is probably the biggest technological disappointment of the 21st Century so far.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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12/4/2014 | 2:47:09 PM
Re: Phablets
@Kristen, I agree with you about how tablets are convenient for traveling. I can remeber a time when I thought that laptops were convenient for travel, but not anymore. Boy, how things have changed. I think tablets and phablets are way more convenient. I still think the mimi-laptop by Acer is a good alternative as well. 
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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12/4/2014 | 2:44:08 PM
Re: Phablets
@Kristen, With the struggling economy and the pressure of buying Christmas gifts, I guess people are obliging to purchase lower-end tablets from drug stores with the hopes that they won't get what they pay for.
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Angelfuego,
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12/4/2014 | 2:41:10 PM
Re: Phablets
@Paul, I must confess that the first time that I heard the term "phablet," I had a good chuckle. I, however, think that it would have been a great marketing term for Samsung to use. I think it is a cute, catchy term. Personally, I don't care to own a phablet. I still prefer the thin and more compact phone style. I think that will eventually will come back in popular demand, once the phablet-craze dissipates.
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Angelfuego,
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12/4/2014 | 2:35:15 PM
Re: amazing...
@Technocrati, I agree with you about how ideal it would be if our tablets had an increased battery life. The short battery life of phones also is a concern of mine. I am surprised that we are still dealing with battery life issues, despite how far we have come in terms of technology.
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