Tablet thoughts

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  1. questionfear

    questionfear Google'd.

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    So I am considering (sort of) replacing my iPad Mini. Basically, I am at the point where I barely use iOS-specific items, and when I do, I find myself bumping into all sorts of annoyances (this was all triggered by trying to get a professional textbook downloaded into iBooks, only to discover I can't turn off the godawful page turn animations, which, when combined with a charts-heavy textbook, makes browsing nearly impossible. Kindle app to the rescue).

    Anyhow...here's the rub: we use my tablet as a connected device A LOT. It only costs $10/month to have it on our Verizon account, and it's super handy while traveling, especially for entertaining the little one. I also use the connectivity a lot for work meetings outside the office.

    I'd kind of like to replace it with an Android tablet, but I'm a bit stuck-if I go for a generally good tablet, I have to give up connectivity (I can always hotspot with my phone, or pick up a dedicated hotspot in place of the tablet for the same $10) or I can pick up one of the Verizon-compatible tablets sold at VZW. The only one that might fit is the LG G Pad 8.3, as the others get so expensive compared to what you get it's not worth it.

    Right now I am leaning towards waiting for the dust to settle on CES and Mobile World Congress, and go from there...thoughts?
     
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  2. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Strictly from a $$$ and ¢¢¢ perspective, you should wait. anything you buy now, is likely to come down in price once the new gadgets are announced&available...keeping in mind that I've never owned a smartphone, tablet or computer in the first year it was released…hmmm, car, either :vbrolleyes:
     
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  3. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    FWIW, I only use iBooks to read the instructions manuals for each new iOS when it is released for details on changes. For every other kind of eBook, I use the Kindle app on my iPad Mini-R and iPad 4 (each bought in Fall 2012.) Gosh, that doesn't sound as long ago to me as it actually is. Probably because, for me, the last 3 years have whizzed by in one long blur. :vboops: The heels of my shoes are worn down from trying to slow the pace.

    I also think waiting to buy is probably a prudent choice, albeit fully aware that whenever you do decide to jump, there'll be something newer coming down the road shortly thereafter. :vbrolleyes:
     
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  4. jigwashere

    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    and not from banging them on the table? :rolleyes:
     
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    I know intellectually to wait. :) Plus I doubt immediately after the holidays is the right time to beg Mrs QF to let me spend MORE money.

    Also, I am slightly less mad now that I've gotten my books loaded fully into my Kindle app. I was just floored by how awful iBooks was...I wish I could nuke it off my iPad so I don't have to look at it anymore. Blech.
     
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