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Can Amazon stand above the fray and make sense of the Android / tablet mess?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Sam Posten, May 4, 2011.

  1. mattCR

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    Don't know.. WhisperSync for games.. allows a game to have a "stub" or entry point and the rest on the S3 cloud. Interesting.
     
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    A cheap Exchange friendly device? Hello.
     
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    The kid in that picture looks like Henry:

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    No, I -think- you gotta buy both for that to work. If you are right it is cool tho.
    I have a half dozen audiobooks. I prefer to read. When on the road I use the radio.
     
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    Exchange access does nothing good for me unless there is a 4g version.
     
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    Almost all Android devices support EAS, down to Task sync.
     
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    Sleeper feature they skipped over: MULTIPLE USER PROFILES via Free Time. Great! now everyone gets their own high score and doesn't mess with mine =)
     
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    They are touting this as their own custom super speedy implementation. Remains to be seen how good.
     
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    It was actually in response to Matt's comment, as if cheap Exchange devices never existed before.

    If you really want a cheap Exchange device, get the 7" Fire and Touchdown.
     
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    Have you tried to use the Exchange service on a Nexus 7? It's functional.. kind of. But no GAL, no outside calendaring, etc. It's the one area the iPad sucks at too
     
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    But is that designed to avoid conflict with user's address book and calendar or a deficiency of the software?
     
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    *shrug* not being about to see team/public calendars or access GAL correctly is a downfall. The Ipad/Iphone can do GAL correctly but they don't do multiple calendars assigned.
     
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    Interesting. My Samsung and HTC email programs both support GAL. Does the Fire support GAL?

    Or multiple calendars? I kind of doubt the latter.
     
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    I'm still not buying one. Not unless the price is insane and 4G is reasonable and even available.
     
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    Everything kind of supports GAL. The original fire did not do it correctly. The Nexus doesn't seem to do it correctly (the Galaxy SIII is perfect). The only one I've seen with an issue on the GAL is the Nexus and the Original fire which don't seem to check for unknowns in the GAL.

    As to multiple calendars... nobody seems to get that except for Blackberry and Microsoft devices. But it'd be good if someone else figured that out
     
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    7" HD 16gb $200 Wifi
    8.9" is $299, Wifi and doesnt ship till end of november
    Nope. Thanks for your time, nothing to see here please move along.
     
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    8.9 $299.
     
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    So what could they build for $499?
     
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    Yay LTE?
     
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    $50 a year for low bandwidth, yup, I might try that.
     

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