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Old 24th June 2013, 20:00   #1261
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Hey guys. I am on iOS 5.0 on the ipad2. I wanted to know if I can get what's app installed on it. Went to my local phone and pads seller, but he couldn't find the jailbreak for my version 5.0. He said that if I upgraded the version it would be updated o he latest version which has no crack available as of now. I need to get what's app installed in any which way :-)
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Old 25th June 2013, 03:23   #1262
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Karbonn had an 8 inch tablet (8.9 is unknown to me).

Alternatively, look at the iPad Mini.
If you can increase your budget a bit, the Galaxy Note 510 at about 28K is an awesome tablet (using it to type this post! !)
You may be right on the size. The camera however is sad so it automatically is out of the list.

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+1 For the same price, Ipad Mini is a much better deal. You can get the 16GB Wifi version. I got one for my folks at home. Works very nicely. And if one is a fan of Apple eco-system even better. And if you need more space, the 32GB Nexus-7 comes at even lesser price (19K). (Though its a 7 inch instead of 8.9)

Today in the battle of 7/8 inch tablets, these two models seem to be the best of the lot at very decent price points. In fact the 16GB version of Nexus starts at 16K. Nexus devices are fast, but however when it comes to display, its the iPad mini.
Here is a comparison between Kindle fire HD 8.9 & Ipad mini

NOTE:
A) 7" and 9+" tab are not my liking so they are out of this list.
B) While we can debate on the features, i have kept it simple - Better specs win.

Specs> kindle fire HD 8.9 > Ipad Mini > Score (winner gets 1, Loser gets 0)
Ram > 1gb > 512 mb > 1-0
Screen > 8.9 > 7.9 > 1-0
PPI > 254 > 163 > 1-0
Processor > dual core 1.5ghz > 1ghz > 1-0
Camera > 1.3 > 5mp (rear) + 1.2mp (front) > 0-1
Battery > 6000mah > 4400mah > 1-0
Price 16gb + wifi > 21k > 21K > 1-1
OS > Custom Amazon OS > IOS > 0-1 >
Video > No option > HD video recording > 0-1

Final Score: Kindle 6 points. Ipad Mini 4 points.

Features I definitely need > Winner
Screen size > Kindle
Camera > Ipad Mini
Videos > Ipad Mini
OS > Ipad Mini

Winner: Ipad Mini

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Old 25th June 2013, 06:17   #1263
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Specs> kindle fire HD 8.9 > Ipad Mini > Score (winner gets 1, Loser gets 0)
Ram > 1gb > 512 mb > 1-0
Screen > 8.9 > 7.9 > 1-0
PPI > 254 > 163 > 1-0
Processor > dual core 1.5ghz > 1ghz > 1-0
Camera > 1.3 > 5mp (rear) + 1.2mp (front) > 0-1
Battery > 6000mah > 4400mah > 1-0
Price 16gb + wifi > 21k > 21K > 1-1
OS > Custom Amazon OS > IOS > 0-1 >
Video > No option > HD video recording > 0-1

Final Score: Kindle 6 points. Ipad Mini 4 points.

Features I definitely need > Winner
Screen size > Kindle
Camera > Ipad Mini
Videos > Ipad Mini
OS > Ipad Mini

Winner: Ipad Mini
This is a specs test drive. ipad's experience is so nice even ipad3 that it leaves most android tabs for dead. Not to mention, no lag any time in the future. Our two year old ipad2 is still as good as on day1. Lesser said about androids, the better.
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This is a specs test drive. ipad's experience is so nice even ipad3 that it leaves most android tabs for dead. Not to mention, no lag any time in the future. Our two year old ipad2 is still as good as on day1. Lesser said about androids, the better.
That's certainly reassuring and do you / othere here recommend the earlier versions of ipad than retina one? Coz at some stores / online one can still find older versions. My budget is around 20k and I don't mind getting a bigger screen if its really reliable. I skipped older versions of ipad as the sales rep at reliance digital told that the display piece was the last one and that scary story of "sir after ipad 2, there has been 2 new ipad's... Hahaha...you are buying an old h/w.." Mental block successfully created.
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That's certainly reassuring and do you / othere here recommend the earlier versions of ipad than retina one? Coz at some stores / online one can still find older versions. My budget is around 20k and I don't mind getting a bigger screen if its really reliable. I skipped older versions of ipad as the sales rep at reliance digital told that the display piece was the last one and that scary story of "sir after ipad 2, there has been 2 new ipad's... Hahaha...you are buying an old h/w.." Mental block successfully created.
Question do you want a 7/8 inch one or 10 inch one. If 10 inch ones, then no Mini. However I find the 7/9 inch ones a great travel companion.
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That's certainly reassuring and do you / othere here recommend the earlier versions of ipad than retina one? Coz at some stores / online one can still find older versions. My budget is around 20k and I don't mind getting a bigger screen if its really reliable. I skipped older versions of ipad as the sales rep at reliance digital told that the display piece was the last one and that scary story of "sir after ipad 2, there has been 2 new ipad's... Hahaha...you are buying an old h/w.." Mental block successfully created.
I would recommend the ipad3 - a close relative has it and it is very nice.

I didn't find the 4 that faster (in my 10 min browsing). the retina display is definitely quite useful - I am happy with the ipad2 i have but if I had the ipad3, i would be happier and content in a non-itchy way! The ipad3 does make your SLR pics come alive.
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@ampere: Since I was brain washed not to go for older versions of ipdad & the new ipad4 was out of my budget hence I adjusted myself to mini & kindle fire HD 8.9"
I agreee that 7" are amazing travel companion
@phamilyman: Thanks for your help. Will check out the ipad3 definately.
Question: How well are skype video calls handled in ipads? I am looking for the foll:
How Diff ipads handle skype video?
How diff is the video quality - wifi vs cellular?
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hows the samsung galaxy note 8.0 as a writing pad.
(for taking quick notes as a medical professional)

i guess the front cam is comparable to the ipad mini!
hows it fare in skype calls?
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hows the samsung galaxy note 8.0 as a writing pad.
(for taking quick notes as a medical professional)

i guess the front cam is comparable to the ipad mini!
hows it fare in skype calls?
Skype works very well. (You want to check it out?, PM me, let's try Skyping)
It is good for quick notes. It is very easy as well.
There is even an option so that just taking out the S-Pen opens the Note application straight from locked state.
Also, it is light enough, so that you can even hold the tablet in one hand and jot down with the other.

P.S. I have one
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Hey guys. I am on iOS 5.0 on the ipad2. I wanted to know if I can get what's app installed on it. Went to my local phone and pads seller, but he couldn't find the jailbreak for my version 5.0. He said that if I upgraded the version it would be updated o he latest version which has no crack available as of now. I need to get what's app installed in any which way :-)
Hey guys. Really need your valuable insights on this one. All the local guys here are saying that there is no jailbreak available for 5.0. I want to get what's app and Cydia installed on my iPad 2. What option do I have??
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Some details on Next Gen Nexus-7 showing up

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/t...w/20861057.cms
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Some details on Next Gen Nexus-7 showing up ...
Since the link showed ToI, I was wondering. In India, one doesn't get accurate info about *existing* models, forget upcoming ones. At last Google seems to realize BT & NFC are useful.
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Since the link showed ToI, I was wondering. In India, one doesn't get accurate info about *existing* models, forget upcoming ones. At last Google seems to realize BT & NFC are useful.
Even I had the same doubt before posting! Then I saw the same news in many sites. So I submitted the post. On hindsight, I should have posted one those Android portal links instead of ToI!
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Guys I am in the market for a budget Tablet. My requirements are
Min 1 GB RAM.
Expandable memory.
Front and rear Camera.
Sim slot.
Wi-fi,bluetooth.
Screen size min 7".
Android JB
Usb (micro) connectivity.
Price less than 10k. Although it can be increased by 5k if its VFM.
What are my options?? I can only find MMX P362 fulfilling all my criteria.
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Guys I am in the market for a budget Tablet. My requirements are
Min 1 GB RAM.
Expandable memory.
Front and rear Camera.
Sim slot.
Wi-fi,bluetooth.
Screen size min 7".
Android JB
Usb (micro) connectivity.
Price less than 10k. Although it can be increased by 5k if its VFM.
What are my options?? I can only find MMX P362 fulfilling all my criteria.
A few options:-
1. iBall Performance Series 3G 7334i Tablet
2. HCL ME Connect 2G 2.0 Tablet
3. Milagrow MGPT09-8 GB Tablet

But if you can push your budget to 12,000. I suggest you get this "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Tablet" It's running 4.0 but you can update it and Huawei make very good devices.

At 15k is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100. You'll have to get a discount because the MRP is Rs.15,999.
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