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Several of us are looking for a tablet. We are totally confused. We are looking for one that doesn't have to have a data plan. I can always hook my smart phone to the tablet with an APP like I do for my laptop. I have tried comparing them on the internet, but now more than ever confused.

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There are a bunch of them, but what you need to do is think about what operating system you want on it. Apple iOS? Then get an iPad. Android? then get an Android tablet with good hardware, like a Samsung Galaxy.

 

The majority of them are Android based. I would stay away from Blackberry Playbook, bad reviews and OS, and no updates until February. You can get Amazon's tablet, but I wouln't...it's a hacked version of Android. Wait a little bit if you like Android, until a tablet is released with ICS "Ice Cream Sandwich" Android version, optimized for Tablets.

 

You don't need to have a data plan with a tablet, just tether it with an app, like you said.

 

I would also wait until the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday...you should be able to pick a good one up between $250 - $350.

 

Keep an eye on this page as we get closer to Black friday, it will list the sale events for tablets... http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/BlackFridaySales/Category/Tablets :D

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There are a bunch of them, but what you need to do is think about what operating system you want on it. Apple iOS? Then get an iPad. Android? then get an Android tablet with good hardware, like a Samsung Galaxy.

 

The majority of them are Android based. I would stay away from Blackberry Playbook, bad reviews and OS, and no updates until February. You can get Amazon's tablet, but I wouln't...it's a hacked version of Android. Wait a little bit if you like Android, until a tablet is released with ICS "Ice Cream Sandwich" Android version, optimized for Tablets.

 

You don't need to have a data plan with a tablet, just tether it with an app, like you said.

 

I would also wait until the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday...you should be able to pick a good one up between $250 - $350.

 

Keep an eye on this page as we get closer to Black friday, it will list the sale events for tablets... http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/BlackFridaySales/Category/Tablets :D

 

Thanks for the info. What do you mean about the Amazon Kindle Fire being a hack job. I think you are right about waiting until Black Friday

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Thanks for the info. What do you mean about the Amazon Kindle Fire being a hack job. I think you are right about waiting until Black Friday

 

About Amazon, I'm 1/2 joking but in reality they heavily modified Android to not resemble the typical Android operating system and tried to be unique. I believe the core is Android 2.3.5. With the Kindle Fire, you won't get your typical tablet apps or tablet experience. For one, the app market is not available. Check out this article: http://blogs.computerworld.com/19014/amazon_kindle_fire_tablet

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