Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't

So, you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of your phone - you want a new one and you want it now. You hear everyone speaking about how awesome the…
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13. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

Well, if you're not dying for a 7-inch tablet like right now, would it hurt waiting just three weeks to see whether the iPad mini offers something radically new? I think it could save some people the second thoughts, but as I've said earlier in the article all of those devices are great on their own and the Nexus 7 is no exception.

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Fair enough, but I think there are many who wouldn't be cross-shopping any model of ipad with an Android tablet. Had I been making the point, I would have said to avoid ANY tablet purchase until Windows 8 launches, since by then the ipads will be out, some more Jelly Bean tablets might be out, and the consumer can easily compare them and decide which is best for them. Personally, I'd go with the WIndows 8 Pro tablet, just based on raw capability and the ability to have the largest catalog of "legacy" software programs ("apps") for any operating system yet made. Plus, no "apple tax"!

26. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

If you have an Android why would you buy into the Apple ecosystem? Obviously you would already have an iPad if you wanted into the Apple market and if you don't care about a 7" tablet why would want an 8" one? Why would "iPad mini" suddenly make you want it more?

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok I hear you, I really do, but to say the iPad mini "will change the game" is a bit off don't you think? Do you really think the iPad mini will have the same specs as the Nexus 7 & even be remotely close to the Nexus 7 in terms of price? When has Apple ever done that? If they do that then you might be right in what you said.


Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

I think, believe the iPad mini will have lower specs, and Lowe screen resolution, along with build quality.

48. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

would have waited, but our relative already bought a Nexus 7 for us and we were rushing because of the flight dates... after all, I dont really believe that an iPad mini will be launched... it is very logical,

83. audiblenarcotic

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Victor, You know just as well as we do tht Apple and Radically New never belong in the same sentence.

4. MeoCao unregistered

I agree with all cases except N7. The iPad mini is unlikely and even if it materializes it will be either much more expensive or underpowered (resolution, CPU, ...). The result is we will deprive ourselves of a month of fun.

6. Ooooo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Microsoft Surface


Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

But all of these phones look nice. The newer ones will look uglier?

10. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

How about the GALAXY NEXUS ? is it right to buy it now ?


Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

No conformation yet. No one noes.

17. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

A resounding yes. Google has slashed the price on the Galaxy Nexus to $350 unlocked, it's probably the best deal on the market right now. The Galaxy S III and the likes, in contrast, sell for over $600.

19. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

A Nexus will always be worth buying, especially if you're not on a high budget. A Nexus will never be outdated in terms of software (at least until the hardware can't take it).

14. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

My phone is 2 seconds away from being thrown in to the mississippi river and i hope that the US version of the Note II will be released the same time as the international version. thats why im waiting on the Note II.

18. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

I wouldn't bet on that, but let's hope so!

71. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010



Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Why, what phone do you have, that your disliking it so much?

70. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I have the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G. Ive had this phone well over a year, but it's been giving me problems for the last 7 months. HTC has been a disappointment when it comes to battery life, HTC Sense has forced closed or restarted on its own, and my call quality has diminished. This phone has tested my patience, but I need a phone. The Note and Note II isnt just about the screen size because im a big man (6'7" 240lbs), its about having a better quality phone that I can keep for at least a year with little to no problems.

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow this article screams " we sucked apple off ". Nexus 7 will be a great deal for the rest of hte year unless a 10 inch tablet with its power and price point comes out. Iphone 4s make sense but you guys joined in with other apple suckers saying 3.5 in screen was perfect why the change now?

23. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

Different points of view of different authors I guess. We also ran a poll at the time the iPhone 4S launched and joined in with most reader's opinion that a 3.5-inch display was the biggest disappointment about the 4S. You can't argue with sales facts also. Millions of sales prove that a 3.5-inch screen works like a charm for a lot of people.


Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Apple users, owners, new buyers, they never looked atthe size of screen, they bought it cause it was an iPhone. It's a fashion, trend, and everyone owns one , even tho knowing there's no Flash, no MMS, and its restricted

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think you're contradicting yourself a bit there. You state that the small screen is the biggest disappointment for the iphone series, yet state that it works like a charm? Can't be both. I think the millions of sales stem from the fact that consumers 1) don't shop around 2) think iphone = smartphone 3) want an iphone because their friends have one, 4) make do with the small screen, because it's the only choice 5) get sucked into the apple mindset that whatever they offer must be great and worry-free 6) consumers don't care where their device is made or 7) who it's made by or 8) in what conditions, 9) think that having hundreds of thousands of apps is somehow better since most are clones or ports of another app 10) believe the onlookers at the coffee shop will look down on them for not having a apple logo on everything electronic they own 11) I could keep going, but I bored and saddened myself thinking about those folks

43. alchemyduelist

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Haha well you could just simply put, they bought it because the iPhone was mainstream. Everyone has it, and it's human instinct to follow the majority and not be the odd one out.


Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Well said, a GREEN from me.

20. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i say hold the purchase of all tablets since we got more then ios and android in tablet market win8(whiich is not wp8) tablets are also gonna be coming soon more option yeeehhaaaaaa!

22. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Don't get the Google Nexus -- reason -- I hate Google! Really this is the stupidest advice you could give someone, ever. Even if the iPad mini comes out, it won't be near the $200 price mark of the Google Nexus 7, then if you have an Android Phone it won't be in the same econosystem either. You would be buying two separate applications for both devices. The iPad mini changes absolutely nothing as far as it tablets go. If it does come out -- it is a grab at best at a minimal market. The reason people use the iPad is because they like the iPad size. They aren't going to suddenly move into the 8" tablet size, especially if they already have an iPad it would be pointless. They would be essentially buying a second iPad and why the f**k would they want to do that? Unless Apple really thinks their customers are that stupid. Which they may very well be. You are giving up about 2" in screen size for nothing in return. Also to describe the tablet as a game changer is just ludicrous. What does it change? iOS 6 will come to your already owned iPad. (Unless it is a first gen iPad.) It won't have widgets, it won't have any new personalization, it will be the same old iOS with the same old icons on the same old homescreen. It will still have the same old stolen notifications that iOS has. There is nothing ground breaking here, it is the same old thing.

27. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

If you actually bother to read the article, you'd see that we've clarified that we merely suggest waiting to see what the iPad mini brings, so you don't have regrets about getting the Nexus 7 afterwards. But if you feel like you need a tablet right now and don't care about Apple, go ahead and get the Nexus 7, it's a great device.

31. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

If you bothered to read what I posted you would see I read your article and you have yet to answer the question: why would you wait? What do you think is going to be magical enough to pull you away from a JellyBean OS quadcore 7" tablet at $200, when you are already in the Android ecosystem that will be on the iPad Mini? I will wait for your answer -- and if that answer is "wait and see" then you have already answered your own biased question.

38. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Since many retailers have (typically) up to a 30-day return policy, I'd go ahead and buy a Nexus7 if I wanted one (and it's a good deal for folks who want a tablet) and if something more compelling came out, switch!

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