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Daniel has nothing on me. I'm sat here waiting for a talk on first confession for youngest. This could go either way.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
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But really I have no idea, I know what I've heard things about various tablets but I have yet to buy one myself, personally I'd like the Surface Pro, but it's not out yet...and I kind of need it, since I'm about to lose my laptop.
I've had the chance use a surface and was pretty impressed with it. My guess is everybody who wants one is holding out for the PRO version. I'll probably plunk down my cash on one of those once it's out.
Bah! Knowing one's requirements requires analysis of the situation. One should just move forward!
I say this tongue-in-cheek because I'm mildly frustrated by this situation. Our people out in the field use a way-old windows phone with a little app on it; figuring out a replacement is on the horizon (Yay!).
Our VP of Technology has apparently decided that replacement is to be the Surface because, "we're a Windows shop and it will be easier for us to write software for that." Not because any analysis has been done of how people use the phone today, or what requirements they might have in a new application.
I agree there's some value in keeping everything kind of in-house in terms of MSFT. But, it also seems like kind of a knee-jerk reaction to jump straight to Surface without analyzing any other tablet/phone options.
I imagine we'll get it figured out; we always do. So, as I say, mild frustration, nothing major.
That's really up to you. If you want to sell to the iDevice market, then you should consider an iPad. If you want to develop for an emerging marketplace, then Microsoft might offer you a choice. If you want to develop for Android, I'd plump for the Nexus.
The only concrete advice I would give is steer clear from the bargain basement tablets - you really do get what you pay for.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington