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Old 05-18-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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What you stated you wanted it for (in another post) almost every tablet can do. The Kindle is not included in that statement. I use an iPad because it does what I need better than the others. For what you need, the others may be just as good. Another poster had a good point about sharing apps with your phone. An iPad is probably your best bet. I love mine.
Thanks, I was thinking of another brand as it would be easier (and more familiar) for me - I find Apple rather difficult - I gave away and iPod as I couldn't get it to work and don't even have music on my iPhone because I am not very techie...I do have an mp3 player which is SO easy to use....Also there sin't an Apple store within my area - it's about 2 hours away so I'd have to trek down there to learn more.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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The problem with non apple tablets is that the apps are not optimised for tablet use, they are usually just blown up phone apps. Android has a lot of catching up to do frankly.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Thanks, I was thinking of another brand as it would be easier (and more familiar) for me - I find Apple rather difficult - I gave away and iPod as I couldn't get it to work and don't even have music on my iPhone because I am not very techie...I do have an mp3 player which is SO easy to use....Also there sin't an Apple store within my area - it's about 2 hours away so I'd have to trek down there to learn more.
You said that you have an iPhone. The iPad works a lot like that. However, if you struggled with an iPod Touch, you're going to struggle with an iPad, which is a big iPod Touch. I don't know if another brand will be easier or not.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Also there sin't an Apple store within my area - it's about 2 hours away so I'd have to trek down there to learn more.
The free classes at the Apple Store are exceptional, in my opinion. I'm a power user and have never owned a non-Apple computer, and I still get a lot of attending those classes.

The iPhone/iPad interface is about as easy as it gets. I think if you went to one of those classes you would be amazed with what you can do with your device.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Thanks, I was thinking of another brand as it would be easier (and more familiar) for me - I find Apple rather difficult - I gave away and iPod as I couldn't get it to work and don't even have music on my iPhone because I am not very techie...I do have an mp3 player which is SO easy to use....Also there sin't an Apple store within my area - it's about 2 hours away so I'd have to trek down there to learn more.
Not necessarily so! If you get an iPad + Apple Care for it, they are very accessible on-line and, in my experience, very patient with someone who is far away from an Apple store. Again, in my experience, Apple has been very patient and accommodating with me as I let them know right away that the store is on the other side of the mountain and 1+ hours away.

You get what you pay for! Yes, the Apple product costs more, but the customer service is some of the best in the world, and makes the Apple Care worth its weight in gold. This is my experience as a non-techie person.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Kindle Fire HD. Easier to learn then an IPhone and you already are in the Amazon world with your Kindle.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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The Nook Tablet is only Wi-Fi adept with no 3G support (you do get free Wi-Fi when you visit a Barnes & Noble with your Nook Tablet). The Nook Tablet does have the advantage of free in-store support.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:59 AM
 
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I have been only apple from the start but am frustrated with the iPad because a lot of websites don't work properly with the absence of flash. At least that's my understanding. Has anyone else noticed that?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I have been only apple from the start but am frustrated with the iPad because a lot of websites don't work properly with the absence of flash. At least that's my understanding. Has anyone else noticed that?
There are some that don't work, but I don't miss them. Flash sucks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I have been only apple from the start but am frustrated with the iPad because a lot of websites don't work properly with the absence of flash. At least that's my understanding. Has anyone else noticed that?
Flash for Android as all but dead too. Adobe is no longer developing the app, and it's not available in the Play Store.
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