Davide, 24 Mar 2011The Motorola Tablet is c*ap, and so is Ipad. People only buy iPad to make a fashion statement.... moreTo be honest - I had a play on the Acer Iconia & to be quite frank it was, well, a pile of poo. The lag was unbelievable & the screen was more unresponsive than my old WM6 resistive phones. Flip from landscape to portrait & wait a while - whistle a tune & then oh it's finally caught up. Couple that with the lack of apps at the mo & it's a long, long way behind the ipad in any variant. I also played on an ipad in the apple store & it was silky smooth. They have every reason to be proud of it. It just works.
The only one I've seen come even close is the original galaxy tab running on android 2.3.
Not sure if it's a symptom of 3.0 being soooo sloooow (as reported widely on tech blogs), or the vast majority of tabs being underpowered for a processor hungry OS. I suspect that Android is to blame rather than the hardware but at the moment none of them can match the ipad on real world performance.
I'll wait until ice cream sandwich comes out before making a choice on what to buy but if I was to spend money now - I'd feel like I'd wasted it if I bought anything other than an ipad.
Apple is a movement.. You are hooked into a thinking that this device is a status symbol!
Patrick, 13 Apr 2011"The real benefit of the newly-added cameras is FaceTime. HD video recording is not essen... moremeh..thats because theres more android device variety than iOS..
try to name a few iOS devices that doesnt begin with an 'i' in the name.. then try to name a few android devices that doesnt begin with 'galaxy'.
u'll understand it pretty easily why more android review vs apple review.
I owned one for about a day.Very slick device, light, great battery, super smooth UI. Trouble is it was far too locked down to apple for my liking. I figure I pay $500+ for a device I own it, not apple, and should be free to do simple little things like transfer files, get a new email client, etc. I also found my search results were filtered on the ipad2. Searched for ways to transfer files to the device without itunes and got very little. Tried the same search on the mac computer and bingo. All the search results I would expect. That was the last straw and despite its positives, I sold it. I'll wait until the android devices get better, or apple opens up.
Jack1059, 22 Apr 2011I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave a... moreYup then the iPad is definitely not for you. I hope you returned it, and got your money back.
For me, it suits me great as I keep it on the sofa, come home, pick it up, surf the net, then catch up on news on Reeder and Flipboard, and play some games. Great battery life is icing on the cake, and its a great device for me.
Patrick, 13 Apr 2011"4:3 displays such as the one on the iPad 2 aren’t much good for watching videos and ther... moreThe video player on iOS gives you a possibility to zoom whatever you watching to fit the screen vertically, cropping the sides. And that's the way I do it, usually all the action in the movie is concentrated in the middle of the screen, so I dont miss anything!!
Jack1059, 22 Apr 2011I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave a... moreYou can download Opera as an alternative to Safari. Otherwise I 100% agree, the limitations on the device kill it for me. Give me a proper mac and an iPhone any day.
I bought the ipad2 expecting to really like it. Id read the reviews, heard other people rave about it, so I had expectations that I'd at least like it. Great screen, ultra fluid OS, battery was fantastic, build quality - superb. Purchased one, and learned that despite the pluses I listed, that I hated it. And no I am no fanboy or hater. I shell out $500 plus dollars for a device, then I expect a certain level of performance / flexibility. So, here's what I didnt like about the ipad2. 1-no bluetooth file transfers 2-Could not disable the "recent searches" suggestions in safari 3-Couldnt download an alternative to safari (not a real problem) and couldnt download a new email client (the existing one just gave me the shits - opening onto an open email? Really?) 4-Web searches filtered (try typing in anything about getting around the ipad2 defences on your ipad, then try it on your computer. Two very different search results) 5-No home button on safari (opens up on the last page you surfed) 6-Your not locked to itunes, you are literally chained to that effin thing.
It is a marvelously built and designed device, but it aint for me. Cheers.
Ipad 2 is indeed awesome.Just few weeks of its introduction yet thousands of orders in our store....You can get yours too.im loving it.
kenakaren, 30 Mar 2011U mean u just watch vids on youtube..... lol. There's plenty of other sites that needed flash ... moreDo you still use the internet? Sorry you cant watch porn but other than that there is not much flash content left
"The real benefit of the newly-added cameras is FaceTime. HD video recording is not essential on a tablet really. You know, most of the iPad owners are likely to have a more portable gadget capable of capturing HD video."
When the iPad first came out with no cameras, everyone complained. Now that it has 2, you're brushing it aside as an insignificant add-on.
By the number of Android reviews on the site I'm inclined to believe GSMarena was bought out by Google.
"4:3 displays such as the one on the iPad 2 aren’t much good for watching videos and there’s a good reason widescreen displays are dominating the market currently"
As the iPad is the best selling Tablet I don't quite understand how "widescreen displays are dominating the market currently".
Also, a 16:9 aspect ratio will either force you to have a relatively small screen with respect to the actual device size or you will have a device shaped to follow the screens 16:9 ratio, which would make it odd for every other task except watching widescreen videos. I think Apple compromised for overall usefulness. And as studies have shown, most people don't actually watch as much video or listen to music on an iPad as expected. Gaming, browsing, email, Social networking, and other activities are also quite popular and an HD aspect would be odd.
the camera is not impressive at all , but is something you can expect from apple the iphone camera suxs as well , cool design though should sell good would probally prefer to buy the 3g compatible on this product , i give it some credit for having a thinner design and lighter and faster , question does it have a flash player if not , this product might be a lost cause with most high end websites require flash player someone answer this for me , or if there is away around this