Well, my sister-in-law works for Google. But she works in the Dublin office.
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Ah well, I'm sure shipping costs would eat into any savings I'll let you know how I get on if I get a chance to shop tomorrow
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Reading through previous posts on this thread I suspect that people have forgotten about the best value 7 inch tablet on the market ... The Blackberry Playbook ... £129 for 64GB including a free £10 gift voucher from PC World. Hardware spec is very good inc. front and rear 1080p cameras, HDMI out, GPS. If you are not tied into an app ecosystem and just need the main social apps, a browser, an email client, media player, and native FLASH support give the Playbook a look. The OS will be updated to the next gen BB10 and it can already run Android apps increasing the possible app selection.
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A mate of mine is a little p*$$ed off that he paid £199 for the 16gb Nexus 7 only a few weeks ago, to see the price fall two weeks later to £179 and then to £169.
I can imagine his reaction to the news that the price is even lower now as Google have reduced it to £159.
So, I bought one...
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I am debating whether to get one of these. I have a 16 gb iPad already which is brilliant, but am now drawn to the extra portability of a 7 inch tablet.
Does anyone have both? If so, advice please.
I have both. Advice in what respects?
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I have a 32GB iPad 2 as well as Nexus 7. I almost exclusively use the iPad for surfing the Internet. I'm not comfortable with surfing on a 7-inch screen, probably because I've got used to a 10-inch one. Also, for my official work purposes, I use the iPad, because I can connect it to a projector for presentations etc. This is not possible with the Nexus 7.
My wife finds Nexus 7 a lot easier to play games on, like Temple Run. She finds the iPad a bit too heavy to manoeuver. In some ways, Nexus 7 screen is more slick than the iPad.
Cheers BB, informative as always
Mr D, perhaps advice was the wrong way to put it. Basically do you use them BOTH sufficiently to warrant having them) I am just wondering whether I'm being a bit inspector gadget (again!!!!)
Well I now only use the iPad as a remote for the Stream Magic (since the android app is poor), and the nexus is much better as a book/newspaper reader than the big iPad (my primary use for both), but only because of its size (it's one-handable). The big 'Pad is a better web browser, but only because of its screen size. So really it depends what you want to use it for.
Much the same as you really so thanks for that. IPad is a bit cumbersome as an ereader. Was considering a Kindle but thought perhaps spend a bit extra and get a few extra bells and whistles and at £199 it's not a bad deal really.
......... to the shops
Which is just where I've been - PC World - and I have a shiny new Nexus 7 ...
... for Mrs. Scene
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I'm sure she'll let you borrow it , if you ask nicely that is
I haven't managed to get one yet, they were sold out when I went to PC World near work. It's a real pity it doesn't have a card slot but then I suspect this is just me wanting everything.
I'm sure she will - but she seems quite keen on a case for it with her initials embossed on said case...
If you're looking for the non 3G one, it's still listed as available for free (3-5day) delivery on their website... (and the local ones near my office in London still have them)
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