- 10-18-2012, 09:59 PM #1
I myself am ditching an Asus Transformer Prime, I am not one of those who hates Google or Android, in addition to my Lumia 900 I use a Galaxy Nexus, and I'm usually torn. The Windows phone OS is just far smoother and has a better layout, and Jelly bean improved the smoothness but Windows phone is still a better experience. Google still has some services that I prefer, Maps, Google Voice, Drive (Skydrive has really caught up though).
If Windows phone went away tomorrow, I would be ok, but Google never got the tablet right even with Jelly bean, so when my Surface RT arrives my android tablet will be the left to my two year old, because there are games and story books on there he likes, that I'm not sure will be on Windows yet, but as soon as they are he will dump it also, He gets really frustrated when the tablet freezes during Train Crisis.
- 10-18-2012, 10:21 PM #4
Still kind of confused on which one to get :/ well any help will be appreciated regarding utility, which one is better for everyday use as for browsing, documents, music, video, gaming, skype, multitasking is what I am looking for, thanks in advanced.
Ditching this Nexus 7 for one of this.
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- 10-18-2012, 10:34 PM #6
I won't be getting a RT, but a Levono Twist (hybrid) more then likely. I sold my iPad3 and plan on selling my desktop too to pay for it. The iPad was nice till iOS6. Safari took a hit in performance in the new version, and apps seem to be not as smooth too. I do agree with the trouble with Android tablets, had a Toshiba Thrive before my iPad.
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- 10-18-2012, 10:35 PM #7
Trying to sell my 64GB Blackberry Playbook to pickup a 32GB Surface. Still have my Bold 9900 which will be replaced by the Lumia 920. My wife bought the Lumia 900 and loves it, which sold me on Windows Phone. Plus I hate Blackberry now. :)
- 10-18-2012, 10:55 PM #10
I currently have the original Asus Transformer, which I purchased after the Transformer Prime was released. While I don't plan to sell my Transformer, but I did pre-ordered RT with the cyan touch cover. :P
I think it is still too early to say if RT will be a success or not. I do hope it succeeds of course. The app selection won't be widely available at launch. But I'm hoping it will be a matter of time till developers come on board. I have the Lumia 710 and I love it. The problem is that some of the apps on WP just doesn't have the full features. So I'm still waiting. But I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is for RT.
Crossing fingers for RT.
- 10-18-2012, 10:56 PM #11
32GB RT for me, replacing a BB Playbook 32 GB which I deeply regretted being an early adopter for.
I do not think I will buy day one though, going to wait for some more reviews so I do not get burned again. Still mad at my PB's inability to do some simple things, most importantly reliably load webpages.
- 10-19-2012, 01:43 AM #12
Going to be my first tablet. Already have a desktop and laptop so I figured it's about time to fill in the gap and get a tablet. For me RT is no big deal seeing as I have other means of runnins legacy applications if I need to.
10-19-2012, 02:33 AM #14
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A lot of Apps in the windows 8 store for pc are compiled for ARM as well so a good number of apps will be available for RT when devices start to ship. I think we will start seeing a shift from X86 to ARM even for hardcore apps the more advanced mobile CPUs become.
- 10-19-2012, 02:40 AM #15
I have a iPad 2 which I love but it has to many shortcomings and the main two are no file system and not being able to have two apps on the screen at the same time.
I will keep it for while though to make sure I like the Surface. Last year I got rid of my iPhone 4 foe a S2 and two days later retuned it and bought a 4s.
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- 10-19-2012, 09:13 AM #23
I sold my iPad to my Boss's wife a couple of weeks ago. I never used it. I've got a Lenovo X220T convertible tablet that's been running Win8 since Jan, and when I need a tablet I tend to flip the Lenovo's screen around and use it instead. It's really too big and heavy to substitute for a proper tablet, which is why I ordered a Surface RT.
- 10-19-2012, 09:40 AM #24
I want a Surface and i am thinking of selling my recently acquired Nexus 7, But even if i get my £200 back i have got to find another £200 along with the extra £400 i am going to spend on getting a HTC 8X :(.
Plus i can't seem to find anywhere on the internet that shows what apps are on RT or what is due to be released ?.
10-19-2012, 09:51 AM #25
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I have been ditching a long line of tablets.
- iPad (original)
- HP TouchPad
- BlackBerry Playbook
- Dell Streak 7
- Archos (cannot remember the model)
- EXOPC Slate
None did what I wanted them to do. Well that is not 100% accurate. The EXOPC Slate was great since it was an actual computer. Problem was the 3-4hr battery life. Windows 7 did not make things fun either.