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    Tablet question

    Hey guys been hearing alot about using tablets in the feild and I was wondering what everyone was using and if one is better for the apps over another brand?

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    I use a samsung, with a gumdrop case on it, I use Jorte Calendar app, Momento database and invoice 2 go....... With an HP mobile printer in the truck, Im all set.....

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    iPad 2 with an otter box case.

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    I use a Samsung Series 7 Slate Tablet. I run Quickbooks with a printer in my truck

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    iPad 2, there is no comparison to the iPad it is in another league IMO. We use York's in home selling tool and a pretty cool block load calc that's tied to the selling tool for estimates.

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    I use a tablet for all my manuals. Plus some apps such as pt charts.

    I have had both an Android tablet by Acer and an IPad 3.

    I would strongly recommend a tablet with the Android system. Way easier to organize files. Also the browser never crashes, unlike my iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    I have had both an Android tablet by Acer and an IPad 3.

    I would strongly recommend a tablet with the Android system. Way easier to organize files. Also the browser never crashes, unlike my iPad.
    First time hearing of this problem.... although not too knowledgeable of the Apple products ATM. We are putting serious thought to switching from Droid to Apple format for our business operations. I have not heard too much negative about Apple except the new iPhone leaving out Google Maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    I use a tablet for all my manuals. Plus some apps such as pt charts.

    I have had both an Android tablet by Acer and an IPad 3.

    I would strongly recommend a tablet with the Android system. Way easier to organize files. Also the browser never crashes, unlike my iPad.
    Never had such a problem with any apple products

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
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    First time hearing of this problem.... although not too knowledgeable of the Apple products ATM. We are putting serious thought to switching from Droid to Apple format for our business operations. I have not heard too much negative about Apple except the new iPhone leaving out Google Maps.
    The new iOS6 does have a crappy maps app. Overall the apple is a good product. If you are going to use it for certain apps it will be fine. However if you want to store a lot of documents such as office docs and PDFs, you won't like it as well as the android.

    You can store PDFs in the book shelf but anything other than PDF format, you will have to buy an office suite such as quick office pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    Never had such a problem with any apple products
    It doesn't happen often, mostly when I have several tabs open in the browser, it will suddenly close down and I lose the tabs I was on.

    it hasn't happened since the iOS6 update, maybe it's fixed.

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    I carry an iPad 1 and it's great. I use an app called pdfreader which allows you to make folders and bookmark places in the file for quick reference. Having a tablet is the best thing short of having a laptop on you IMO.

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    seems alot of you guys use the ipad and like it. I was just wondering because the cost is a big one for me and if i wouldnt be able to alot with it it seems like a waste of money. I was looking at an ipad weather it be a cheaper ipad or ipad2 because I have an iphone and love the thing so I would think the ipad would be similar to my phone

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    I use the HP Touch Pad, I got it when they were selling them off for $100. I rooted it and loaded Android on it, I use various apps to mobile hot spot to my phone for internet. I use Google drive to access my equipment literature of service facts, install manuals, and other HVAC books. (mainly use it for wire diagrams, troubleshooting, fan charts, programming thermostats ect ect. and GAMES!!!!) I highly recommend finding a tablet that works for you, and building a directory to access.

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