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Re: Linux Tablets Are Quickly Taking Apple's Market

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____/ Homer on Friday 22 Jul 2011 20:17 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Kari Laine spake thusly:
>> On 07/22/2011 06:02 PM, Homer wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> | Android tablets still trail the iPad
>>>> | significantly in the enterprise
>>> Enterprise?
>>> Of what possible use could a tablet be for /work/?
>> Actually I think it is a good portable device with preinstalled
>> specific apps you just push around.
> That's an odd sort of "work".
>> I don't actually understand what use there is for a person outside
>> enterprise.
> . Watching videos
> . Viewing pictures / picture frame
> . Reading e-books
> . Listening to music
> . Browsing the Web
> . Playing games
> Or IOW, anything people currently do on a smartphone, only bigger.
>> It has one big problem - it does not have keyboard.
> Not really necessary for the above, which probably accounts for the
> majority of non-work use-cases.
>> So until they get voice recognition work flawlessly it is slow to use.
> Actually it seems to work pretty well already, but frankly I feel silly
> talking to a computer, even when there isn't a crowd of people gawking
> at me.

I think tablets are still largely seen as /complementary/ to a desktop,
not a replacement. If you want to pick your work to a conference meeting, 
a tablet may work.

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