not an apple fan boy, 02 Apr 2011Those disadvantages are absolute bullshit. Who the fuck removes a battery anymore, i was am... moreThere's nothing damaging about removing a battery, stop spreading FUD. Just because Apple deems its users too dumb to remove a battery doesn't mean everyone else should follow suit.
not an apple fan boy, 02 Apr 2011Those disadvantages are absolute bullshit.
Who the fuck removes a battery anymore, i was am... moreHave you ever been on a flight across the pacific ocean? A replaceable battery is a huge asset on such a venture. It's so much more compact than the other backup power solutions. For users that travel, not having a replaceable battery is a negative.
not an apple fan boy, 02 Apr 2011Those disadvantages are absolute bullshit.
Who the fuck removes a battery anymore, i was am... moreGSMArena has always stated that the disadvantages list contains all possible things that the mainstream user MAY not like. They point out the weak spots, so YOU can decide whether it works for you or not.
And did you read the whole review? Honestly?!! Because if you did, you would have known it points the iPad 2 as a winner.
I'm tired of listening the complaints from users like you, who read 5 lines and they are ready to hate/love. Read first, post later. PLEASE!
Those disadvantages are absolute bullshit.
Who the fuck removes a battery anymore, i was amazed when my mates blackberry was playing up the first suggestion was a battery pull. This is apple biggest plus that you don't have that option to screw up the hardware as it's so damaging to electronics!!!!!!
Apple only software is bad? how, you android is android store locked. And from experience it's 100% easier to jailbreak than it is to root. And when you do you can get any apple app cracked, whatever you really want to do.
The review is so biased, the ipad is the de-facto standard for tablets, yes there are downsides but these are vastly outweighed by all the features, benifits, hardware, accessories, customer base and hackability.
Android devices come and go and resale value for them is poor, by a ios device and you will practically get your money back when you come to upgrade anyway. There are just way too many advantages to an ipad over others.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2011I guess that where I went wrong. I was trying to fill my device with as much content as possi... morei can imagine how that would be very annoying if it takes them off and your out visiting
to prevent that if it happens to you alot it may be worth downloading a photo app and just having them stored in there
from what i understand i have things on itunes set up diff to most my friends, they add movies/tv shows via the 3 oldest unseen. i on the otherhand find that ticking the onces i want to be much better and as such have never had issues syncing
as to filling up all the memory i have always left just a smidge of memory spare on all my devices as you never know when your going to want to update/download apps which may require more memory on your device. doesnt have to be much just a couple of hundred meg is what i leave
i do wish itunes managed the pics differently maybe like it does the tv shows not externally as it does atm
howdy, 01 Apr 2011i have never found itunes doing anything wrong or taking photos off just make sure u dont over... moreI guess that where I went wrong. I was trying to fill my device with as much content as possible. Although my photos were not lost forevers, When your a few sees and an ocean from home, "just re-synching" isn't much of an option. I had No photos to show from the last time I was in that neighborhood. what really bothered me was Itunes said it was removing photos, I said no. It occurred anyway....
I did find Itunes great for initial device setup. Just didn't work as well when I was replacing older content with newer. As most Apple software, one can figure how to do something the first time without instruction but it's unwieldy to operate the same action the 100'th time.
Thanks for the civil tone in your response. Much appreciated.
xman, 01 Apr 2011I agree Itunes is a very convenient way to spend money.
Itunes did choose to boot my phot... morei have never found itunes doing anything wrong or taking photos off just make sure u dont overfil your device. even if you do they will still be on your pc to put on during next sync
theres nothing wrong with manually adding stuff but i just think its nicer to not have to flaff around with all that when ticking a box o item i want does the same job. and having to keep folders organised on device can be a pain if you do it manually, itunes just puts it in the place it needs to go with minimal fuss
howdy, 01 Apr 2011the reason itunes is convinient is because if i buy tv show then plug my ipad in to sync it au... moreI agree Itunes is a very convenient way to spend money.
Itunes did choose to boot my photos when I tried to put too many videos on my device. Truly disapointing as last vacations photos was THE MOST IMPORTANT content on my iPod touch. Nothing like promising to show the photos and not having any. There's nothing convenient about having to verify the latest synchronization didn't delete ones content.
I just don't see the downside of managing ones data oneself. automatic management requires many options to satisfy a large percentage of the users. Not exactly the norm with apple's software.
Itunes is like having an employee that always interprets instructions, doing everything a little different than asked.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2011dude, stop barking here. Yours maybe different from mine especially from the battery. I live h... morethe reason itunes is convinient is because if i buy tv show then plug my ipad in to sync it auto adds it for me
if i buy an app on my iphone and sync it next time i sync my ipad it will be also added to my device
when i plug my iphone/ipad in itunes tells me if theres an update and then does it
if i loose my data i can resync
if i loose either device of get a new ipad 2 when i connect i can resync from my last back up
its all about simplicity, i dont want to spend hours dragging stuff onto my phone i want to tick a few boxes and click sync
i only wish there was a better way to manage photos with itunes
I like how the Playbook was not mentioned as a competitor in this review. The truth is...it really is a competitor and should've been mentioned.
Why are none of the bigshot review sites reviewing Notion Ink Adam? It was announced in 2009 and launched in dec 2010, with shipping in jan. feb and march 2011.
In CES it was pretty much touted one of the biggest competitors to iPad, with dual core Tegra 2 chipset and Pixel Qi screen (with WiFi and 3G options). I'd really like to see a review of that device on gsm arena and at least some acknowledgment as a competitor of the iPad and Xoom
I do like their phone as their os is damm fast and lots of applications written for it, However still looking forward for allowing for surfing website that with Flash!
Good for Child !
I need help what to get tablet wise? I dont want apple due to the restrictions so what do you recommend? and dont try and convince me for apple. Thanks
The smart cover is just about the only thing related to this crap I would call 'good idea'.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2011even others agree or not i stick to the point what steve jobs said about tablet during ipad 2 ... moreMaybe Itunes is good useful software on a mac but my experinece on PC's is it is awful. it demands huge bandwidth as it constantly is upgrading itself. The menu titles use obscure, poorly defined words. It is hugely difficult to infrequently operate. I need to schedule mutliple hours to do the most mundane task (copy a few new photos onto a device).
My real complaint of apple products is there massive expense. To properly use an iPAD one is force to pay for a newer "real computer" and a broad-band data at home and on your iPAD. After these expenses, voice and sms is poorly supported without additional expenditures for a cell phone.
As far as data backup is concerned, Android tablets are recognized as mass USB devices by most all computers thus it is Very easy to keep at least three copies of your data, one on device one on PC and one on PC backup mechanism (External Hard Drive or network based backup).
Another easy lower cost option for backup is to buy flash memory card, insert in device, copy data to it, remove card and store in safe place.
I believe the Android data concept is to store data remotely and access/ upgrade your data remotely by your device. loosing ones data is not an issue in this model.
I do understand and recognize the value of a WiFI IPAD instead of a netbook as a third or fourth device in an affluent home. In such applications data restoration is not an issue.
without owning a computer, how does one backup data on an iPAD?
really ?, 29 Mar 2011what u watch with flash ? youtube is there on ipad...... speaking honestly android smart... moreU mean u just watch vids on youtube..... lol. There's plenty of other sites that needed flash to play vids. Ipad is just a beautiful device with an awful specification. I would never be stupid enough to waste my money on Ipad, its so overrrated, just watch vids on youtube..... i would be darn bored within a day.