Nah, friend, I'm not buying an Ipad to please you lolll. I like to have a microsd slot and freedom in terms of codecs etc. Maybe an ExoPc... ??!!
Someone said it, it's not because a review is in depth that someone should believe or agree to it. But then again, belief and "truth" are made of a string of experiences. Common sense is always required. But that was beside the point. My point was rather that it was unlikely that a particular person would intentionally badly use a product then wine about it. In fact my comments are not geared towards this particular product, I don't own a tablet, and I have no business interest in the field. It was more a rant about the fanboys in relation to a new product, with some comments on the segment and business model. Elitism? lolll. Somewhere between elitism and low standards there's a balance lolll. You just make your own mind that's all, nobody has to be or write in such in such a way to please someone else. The device's fate doesn't rest solely on one's comment. What's low standard is some fanboys' stance on hot products! When you want to buy you want to know what works and what doesn't, not some fanboy's take on what a product could have should have would have been if.
My experience with the site is positive and I took great care not to judge the site itself or a product I don't own and can't review. I bought some time ago a good ol OS72HR. Build quality is surprising, sturdy, no touch screen there but lots of metal, glass screen, a console looking UI (thumbs up, I have no use for fancy oses if I want to play AVI and mp3). Delivery was fast, all was included in the box. It may be that a tablet with a more complex OS requires a bit more in terms of upfront information than mp4 players needed for someone to make an informed decision. It's important to better manage the user expectations and experience in order to maintain the reputation for a specific brand in a fast moving segment. That's my take on it.
A stupid question maybe but why not just put Win7 or Ubuntu on those devices?? Android is as much made for tablets as those 2 as far as I know. Android is transitional. There's nothing like off topic.
Finally, I'm quite curious about this technique you guys seem to have: data entry at any reasonable speed on a resistive touchscreen using fingernails!! (Please post your video links galore!!!)
its is a poor review, not because of the content but because of the attitude of the user. the tone is almost condescending and sarcastic right from the beginning.
the user says he uses a motorola cliq but if he used the touch panel on that in the same way he uses it on the device ive no doubt he would see exactly the same result.
when trying to "unlock" the screen, his finger almost lifts off the device as he moves his finger up.
even when hes waiting for an app to load up he says out loud "waiting, loading, loading" as though its taking forever.
the entire tone of the review is condescending.
the content about what he describes are the problems have been mentioned about before, so it not what
hes talking about, but the manner
of how he talks about it.
his opinions are his opinions, but like i said, as reviews go, its a poor review.
Yes, the guy has some "attitude", but I found it quite entertaining honestly, and as I said there was a lot of real usage of the device, which I find is lacking. The tone of a review makes for a poor rationale in evaluating its value. A condescending attitude is irrelevant in terms of content. Fanboyism is condescending too, plus it doesn't help in understanding a real experience with a particular device for a particular user. Maybe there's nothing new in his comments but I just thought his expectations weren't properly managed - as demonstrated by the tone you noted.
But we got off topic. He made his review, of course heavily underscoring what wasn't on par with what he expected but his proficiency was irrelevant. Look at this thread "Midnite users start here" and you see a guy trying to put together all the links and all the patches, and state what apps work etc. Why should someone dig in all the topics to find tidbits of info, scarce and varying reviews etc. Each device should maybe have a main post using a standard template (ROMS, working apps, howto backup, list of fixes, know bugs) irrespective of topics, that contains all the links, pointing to the specific posts that settle an issue. This post shouldn't be editable by anyone else than the admin team (enough of the fanboys comments praising a rom, a guy, the moon, whatever...). The product page should link to that core post in the forum for such and such a device. It may also be time for some structured hosting of the support files... and some delivery mechanism maybe eventually. Fanboys hamper the search for all this info turning forums into a sea of useless comments and uninteresting drama!
Mystre_ron, yeah thanks for your input. I don't know nothing about data entry performance on any tablets, so my question may not have been relevant. But contrary to what you said, I really doubt that OS choice is so much based on CPU architecture, and linux runs on lots of cpu arch anyways. I think its this madness about Android. My point was just that another less trendy OS might yield different results...
"Fanboy is a term used to describe a male who is highly devoted and biased in opinion towards a single subject or hobby within a given field." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanboy
. So finally, to thin out the herd, I think fanboyism should yield an immediate ban from forums!