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  • Triggerhappytel 16 Jul 2012 21:29:23 2,664 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    189.99 for the 16GB from HMV is very tempting.

    Will Amazon be selling this thing in the near future?
    Surely if Amazon aren't then their preferred merchants and general third parties on there will be. But I doubt you'll beat that 190 from HMV. Might go on their site and have a look myself tomorrow. Would student discounts apply to products like this?
  • brokenkey 16 Jul 2012 23:13:17 6,799 posts
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    Get a knife.

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  • AaronTurner 17 Jul 2012 09:53:45 7,521 posts
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    That Google Now looks ridiculously good for a lazy shit like me. Th amount of times I'm sitting on the couch with my housemate and we're wondering what actors have been in what films etc. Now I don't even have to lift a finger! I think I'll get one next week.
  • Mr-Brett 17 Jul 2012 10:01:27 12,676 posts
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    @brokenkey I wonder how many get broken by people getting frustrated with the packaging and hacking away at it with a sharp implement.

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  • AaronTurner 17 Jul 2012 10:03:58 7,521 posts
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    Hmm, is this actually on sale now?
  • Mr-Brett 17 Jul 2012 10:05:32 12,676 posts
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    Looks like it, ships in 1-2 weeks though.

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  • AaronTurner 17 Jul 2012 10:13:17 7,521 posts
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    Oh right, I was under the impression it was in the shops now. Oh well, I'll probably be over the need for one in a couple of weeks.
  • chrisno21 17 Jul 2012 10:41:00 1,352 posts
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    Very into this, looks great. Didn't expect anything from Google Now but am truly impressed by what it can do.

    Hope HMV have them instore as I've got a gift-card burning a hole in my pocket!

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  • TheSaint 17 Jul 2012 10:46:53 13,629 posts
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    Apparently Currys have them in stock on their website now. Not heard anything from Google since I ordered.
  • Mr-Brett 17 Jul 2012 10:54:47 12,676 posts
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    HMV have it and they list the 21st as the release.

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  • chrisno21 17 Jul 2012 11:00:52 1,352 posts
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    HMV are saying July 23rd from an inside source. I'm going away on Sunday so hopefully the 21st is more accurate - will be in town to look.

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  • Razz 17 Jul 2012 11:06:53 59,982 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Apparently Currys have them in stock on their website now. Not heard anything from Google since I ordered.
    Yeah, I've given up on them. I'll pick one up down the high street.

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  • L0cky 17 Jul 2012 12:58:10 1,442 posts
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    In no rush myself but it was holding up my other items on ebuyer, so I removed it and ordered from Dixons this morning. Just received an email saying it's dispatched for delivery tomorrow.

    So if anyone's eager their site says they still have stock and you can order before 3.30 for delivery tomorrow.

    http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/asus-google-nexus-7-tablet-pc-16-gb-15648510-pdt.html
  • Mr-Brett 17 Jul 2012 22:52:44 12,676 posts
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    They're apprently starting to ship from Google

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  • DodgyPast 18 Jul 2012 03:36:00 8,333 posts
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    Given the fact that cheap Android set top boxes are likely to be part of the future I might forgive the lack of hdmi and cave on this.
  • AaronTurner 18 Jul 2012 15:44:15 7,521 posts
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    One thing I'm wary of is that the battery isn't replaceable, seems like a pretty big problem considering how quickly batteries start to lose their quality.
  • silentbob 18 Jul 2012 16:30:28 28,917 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    One thing I'm wary of is that the battery isn't replaceable, seems like a pretty big problem considering how quickly batteries start to lose their quality.
    And how quickly is that exactly?

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  • AaronTurner 18 Jul 2012 16:46:32 7,521 posts
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    I find most batteries tend to start losing their maximum capacity after around a year of use, by two years they struggle to hold a meaningful charge. That's my personal experience, hence my concern.
  • TheSaint 18 Jul 2012 17:00:22 13,629 posts
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    I'd imagine most people will have upgraded to some newer model long before the battery packs up.
  • silentbob 18 Jul 2012 17:01:17 28,917 posts
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    Doesn't tally with my own. My iPhone 4 is over 2 years old and charges and holds charge just fine. Before that, 3G was the same. Additionally my Galaxy Tab doesn't exhibit anything like what you describe.

    You may want to change your charging habits (i.e. full charge and where possible drain to minimum).

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  • mrpon 18 Jul 2012 17:11:00 27,640 posts
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    I'd like to upgrade my shitty 7" Android for one of these. However the Nexus is thicker, heavier, has no micro-SD slot and more importantly :) doesn't have a kickstand. The processor would kickass though.

    I need to have a think, cool story etc..

    Edited by mrpon at 17:11:28 18-07-2012

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • AaronTurner 18 Jul 2012 18:06:28 7,521 posts
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    Isn't draining to the minimum actually quite bad for modern batteries? I thought with lithium ion batteries the point was to charge whenever needed and not to reduce the battery to nothing.

    Personally I find all my batteries quite worthless after a couple of years. On my old 3G I remember the manual staying that the maximum capacity of the battery would be reduced to around 80% after around 300 full cycles. 200 is a lot of money for me and I doubt I will want to simply chuck a device after a couple of years.
  • Dirtbox 18 Jul 2012 20:11:09 76,319 posts
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    Apple must publish their shame on their website

    For the next 6 months. AHAHAHA!

    Edited by Dirtbox at 20:12:02 18-07-2012

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Jul 2012 21:16:11 36,269 posts
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    Easy spin: UK judge rules the Samsung Galaxy isn't as cool as the iPad. We must tell you for the next 6 months!

    I totally called it.
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  • caligari 19 Jul 2012 13:45:40 16,832 posts
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    179.99 from Tesco, according to Hotukdeals.

    Edited by caligari at 13:47:08 19-07-2012
  • chrisno21 19 Jul 2012 14:11:14 1,352 posts
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    179 for the 16gb using a code with quidco taking it down to 170 and pick up in store tomorrow.

    Oh so tempting.

    Edited by chrisno21 at 14:11:34 19-07-2012

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  • chrisno21 20 Jul 2012 12:22:13 1,352 posts
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    Looks like I may be waiting another week to pick it up from a bricks+mortar shop. July 27 said to be the high-street date.

    If i didn't have an hmv gift-card loaded then i'd go with Tesco.

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  • NotSoSlim 20 Jul 2012 14:34:00 3,072 posts
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    Seriously HMV suck as they said 23rd to me 2 days ago
  • meggsy 20 Jul 2012 15:27:16 1,628 posts
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    Mine was just delivered -ordered from Tesco yesterday morning. Cancelled my HMV order due to the slipping delivery date.

    I haven't got a touch-screen phone to compare it with, but it feels really easy to use, feels solid, very nice screen. For the price its great.

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  • silentbob 20 Jul 2012 17:25:43 28,917 posts
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    Played with a friend's today (..) - nice, solid build quality with a good (although not fabulous) screen. 4.1.1 is nippy and the tab's configured as a sort of halfway house between a tablet and phone (pulldown notifications etc.).

    It's a lovely bit of kit for the money, but I am glad I held off buying in favour of sticking JellyBean on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. This version of android breathes new life into older devices.

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