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Dec 07, 2010, 13:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I have written a number of articles concerning mobile technology in smartphones and tablets. This time, however, I'd like to focus on writing about using this technology in a real world environment. It is axiomatic that you should write about what you know. Well, I am a network systems administrator, so I will discuss the use of a Android tablet as a tool for sysadmins.

"Recently I wrote about attempting to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab from T-mobile. I had decided to wait until the next generation of Android tablets with dual core CPUs and the next iteration of Android before making a purchase. As my wife is fond of quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Therefore, I chose to be inconsistent and went to my local T-mobile store to purchase a Tab.

"Using a tablet takes a bit of getting used to; however, since it runs the same version of Android found on my T-mobile G2 smartphone it was a fairly easy adjustment. I prefer the 7-inch tablet format as it is large enough to be convenient where a smartphone is too small, and small enough so that it is not uncomfortable to hold for extended periods as 10-inch tablets appear to be."

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