new s7 slim

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    I'm rooting for the S7 slim to be included.....but how would BestBuy look trying to put the 2.2 Slim with 3g for $300 against the 2.3 Flyer wifi only for around $500 (guessing). The Flyer will have a higher res screen and a more widely accepted Android skin so maybe they are truly in different categories.....but how many BestBuy exclusive tablets will BB carry?
     
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    Not to mention the wifi version of the Galaxy Tab will be out this month, I believe for $399, and assuming BB carries that as well I fear Huawei may not make the cut. Probably depends on how well the current s7 has sold for them. The fact that it is 3g is not going to be a factor as just last week I was in a local BB and they still insisted the model they sell does not have 3g or even a sim slot. I showed the sales guy and he actually stated to me "that's just the display model." I had him pull a box and showed him 3g was a feature on the front of it. He said it was a mistake, their models definitely do not have 3g. So I decided to try one more time and asked him why they were selling in in the phone dept and he just walked away and actually left the area. Keep in mind I was being very civil about the whole thing. I'm sure BB has some bright and dedicated employees but this guy was dense.
     
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    By the way, BestBuy is now also carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook from $499. I fear we will have to find another source for the S7 Slim, unless, once again, the original S7 sold very well.
     
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    Oh well, might be a chance to pick up the original S7 really cheap on clearance although I am wishing it was slimmer and had a higher capacity battery. The resistive screen is a bonus for me since the more I try to use capacitive screens, the more I hate them, so I am not likely to get excited about the new Slim.

    I am seeing S7's on CraigsList around $200 now, so they would have to be marking them down to around that level to get my interest.
     
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    I thought the metal bar was a kickstand but I was wrong.... here is a video I found that shows someone try to move the metal bar and he's told there is no kickstand. Disappointing but not a deal breaker for me anyway.


    You do realize that the S7 we have now also has an HDMI out port?
     
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    Tuffigirl, Have you located the cable to connect to the HDMI out port?
     
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    Where is the out for the hdmi

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    Is the S7 slim available for purchase yet? Even if it is outside of North America?
    I could have sworn I saw one post that mentioned it was for sale but it could simply be just spam...
     
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    I saw a post here too about a Slim in Kenya but the picture just looked like our same S7 to me.

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    ...The Slim has GPS, RIGHT?
     
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    the picture is here : Safaricom -Huawei S7 Slim Tablet

    there are 2 pictures. one is our beloved s7, the other one seems slim s7

    it does not mention GPS in the specification. is it really no gps?
     
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    Here is the Slim's product page: IDEOS S7 Silm - Huawei Device Co., Ltd..

    Compared to the S7 I do not see a GPS listed for it either. Considering it has phone capabilities like the S7 I would assume it would have GPS for legal purposes alone. Here in the US all phones must be e-911 capable. That includes identifying relative location:

     
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    I think a lot of phones use sGPS which may be what they refer to as radiolocation. I know many phones use this, and I remember using my brothers phone to find directions to a soccer field and it insisted our current position was in the middle of the Columbia river in Washington State. I live in the Pacific Northwest and though it is difficult not to be near one river or another I rarely drive through them.

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    As you can see, sGPS as you call it, still uses satalite based GPS tracking but also uses other forms of radiolocation. Radiolocation is an older from and not very accurate. This is probably what you had. I doubt the Slim will utilise radiolocation only.

     
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    Makes sense, but then you would have to infer that GPS is a given and no longer qualifies as a feature. Possibly the s7 has a dedicated GPS chip whereas the Slim may have the same kind of integrated chip that many cell phones seem to use? It's interesting...I knnow my Archos 5 IT is supposed to have a dedicated GPS chip, but it obviously isn't a phone so probably doesn't relate.
     

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