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    Security flaw

    Hey not a problem unless you work for the Dalai Lama, or practice Falun Gong (do both, and I guess you're dead meat...) ;)
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    Best Buy Discontinuing S7 Slim?

    I noticed today at one BB that the display unit was gone, and when I asked a salesman there, he tried, but could not find any online info for it. At another store, the display unit was still out, and the salesman there looked it up (somehow), and found it still priced at $299. However, I...
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    LCD density changes... make your icons/text larger or smaller.....

    So just more white space around smaller icons/text? Darn!
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    LCD density changes... make your icons/text larger or smaller.....

    To put it another way: does "higher density" put more of the smaller icons/text on the screen, or more white space around the same number of smaller items (text or icon characters)? TIA
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    LCD density changes... make your icons/text larger or smaller.....

    So does the font/icon size-down actually get more on the screen (like getting closer to the higher-end 10-inchers with 1280x800 resolution)? TIA
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    Pandigital's Nova Android Tablet Comes to Best Buy for Only $170

    Looks like the specs are the same as for the Planet model except the wider screen at 600 pixels? If so, then that is cheaper than any deals I have seen for the Planet (Kohl's at $179 after a rebate when it is on sale for 189, altho I get coupons for 15-20% off anything there fairly often). I...
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    Google Apps on Google Browser on Google Operating system - !! doesn't work !!

    What exactly was the "unworkable experience"? That is not much to go on. I tried it on a run of the mill Android tablet (Wintec Filemate Lite/Android 2.2), and got a security warning about mismatch of site and certificate - same thing I got on a regular PC Mozilla browser (Linux/Firefox...
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    Google May Increase Prices and Processor Performance of Chromebooks

    Unbelievable! That will just give all the more reason to get a "real computer", and use apps for "cloud functions". They need to get a cloud clue, and offer the current Atom models for under $200, and/or, have the cellular providers subsidize them down to about $100 (or less). Oh well, I...
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    Netbook or Android tablet?

    Ah - I realize now how wrongly I came across on that now :-( I was referring to situations where I was the passenger while my wife was driving. Stuff like doing Google maps lookups and plotting route changes with that or, when I used it, Street Atlas on Windoze. Regarding SA, I pretty much...
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    Netbook or Android tablet?

    Yes, almost all do have wifi (vs GPS and 3g/cellular). However, the sensitivity/strength can vary widely. If that is how you plan on getting your info, have you worked out WHERE you can make wifi connections on the road? Tethering on your cell phone seems the most obvious option there for...
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    Netbook or Android tablet?

    Uhmm - just how many tablets with GPS can you name vs all those that do not? Aside from the ones offered by cellular companies like the Galaxy, Xoom, Streak 5, and maybe a couple others, the vast majority that I see available do not have GPS included (I am looking at one of the more...
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    If you were going to buy a 10" tablet, which would you get?

    Nice review- very informative. I wondered about your description of it as "huge", so I tracked down the dimensions and weight for the tablet/keyboard dock combo (funny how all sites I found for the tablet itself echoed the Asus metric specs - EXCEPT the screen size, which is specified in inches...
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    If you were going to buy a 10" tablet, which would you get?

    Considering the practical issues of handling a 10-inch tablet, I just don't get the attraction. The ones I have checked out in the stores, iPad (1 and 2), Xoom, Playbook, Iconia, Archos 101, all make me very uncomfortable about holding onto them without accidentally touching "active" areas...
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    Huawei Unveils MediaPad, First 7-Inch Tablet to Run Android 3.2

    The video stated/showed 390 grams which converts to 13.76 ounces, so it is a bit over 3/4 of a pound, which is much more believable. 4 oz. would just about float away on a breeze spread over that large a surface, and probably have to be made of one of the in-development e-paper type materials -...
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    Wintech Filemate vs Coby Kyros - Help!!

    The Filemate just got my attention, too, and it is impressive "by the specs". It has several advantages over the Kyros: Android Market access out of the box (it appears) - HUGE hassle saver in getting to more apps for an Android device. There may be a well-known hack by now for the Kyros...
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    $25 Discount Coupon in the Mail for Nook Color

    [Answering question of whether the coupon could be applied to a refurb - guess I hit "quote" for the posting above (mine)] Checkout for a refurb ("certified pre-owned" to use B&N's term) would not allow me to apply the coupon: "ineligible". So I canceled the order.
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    $25 Discount Coupon in the Mail for Nook Color

    Help me decide about this purchase, y'all: If I apply the CM7 tablet-izing process, and install standard Android ereaders such as Nook, FBreader, Aldiiko, etc, will I be able to set the night mode to fully black (without bleed-through of the backlight, which seems particularly strong on the...
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    $25 Discount Coupon in the Mail for Nook Color

    Snail mail.
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    $25 Discount Coupon in the Mail for Nook Color

    As I read the "fine print" it seems to exclude about everything except the NC itself, much like their standard coupons exclude about everything (including Nooks) except books. So I guess I could see if an online refurb NC purchase would be possible since it does specifically allow bn.com usage...
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    $25 Discount Coupon in the Mail for Nook Color

    As B&N member, I got this in the mail today, so if that applies to you, and you are thinking about getting one (or another), watch your mailbox.... It states it can be used once for EACH membership. Good until June 20 (Father's Day timing I guess ;) ) HTH P.S.: Hmmm - wonder if this is a...
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