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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
The main reason I purchased this tablet is that I thought a 7" device would prove to be a better firm factor for my needs.

1. Reading E-books
2. Planner
3. Notes
4. To-do list
5. RSS reader.
6. Browsing the web
7. Tinker with Android
8. Games
9. Music
10. Movies

So far I'm very happy with the form factor. I has proven to be much easier to read from and carry around at work than my I pad.

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1. Size
2. Reading
3. Surfing
4. Project management
5. Email
6. Note taking
7. Movies on the road
8. Tinkering
9. General OMG oooooo factor
10. I'm sure there's a 10 on there somewhere but 9 pretty much sums it up!
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Main reason PHONE
2. Biggest still usable device that fits in 1 hand
3. Bigger than the iphone
4. Bigger than note (no pen)
5. Can actually watch videos without squinting
6. Calendar
7. First real Android phone
8. Needed good front camera
9. 3mp back camera
10. Everything

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Hehe after using Moto XOOM, i was surprised about this great gt-P6201.
It's in use since feb 2012 for:

#1 Whats App & SMS
2 Calendar
3 Mail
4 Reading Newspaper - best way (XOOM was to heavy nearly 800g and my HD2 is to small)
5 tower defence apps
6 Phone
7 Camera
8 watching sportstreams
9 music
10 everything else its the best android device i ever had. and the most time in use.
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1. Reading (Google Books, Kindle, Overdrive, Pulse)
2. Controlling my HTPC (Media Center Control, Fios Remote, Peel)
3. Watching video and TV (Remote Potato, Vulkano)
4. Controlling my other PCs (Splashtop)
5. Robotics (Phidgets)
6. Listening to music (Pandora)
7. Navigation (CoPilot Live)
8. Dashboard (Torque, OBDII)
8. Web surfing
9. Astronomy (Google Sky, Earth)
10. I forget
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Posts: 21
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicago 'burbs
Default Top Ten reasons I bought the GT+

1. Kindle app
2. MP3/Pandora/etc
3. Peel looks interesting (haven't actually tried it yet, though)
4. Interfacing with LEGO Mindstorms (again, haven't yet done so)
5. GPS
6. Facebook
7. Email
8. Keep track of various things (Package shipments, fitness apps)
9. Recipes (I'm a domestic engineer...)
10. Because it's neat, cool and sexy, and my old Archos A70 isn't anymore
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nonthaburi / Bangkok
My P6200L

1. a Mobile Phone

2. web browsing

3. camera & gaming (not too often)
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) P601 3G & Google Nexus 5 D821 LTE

My history
Android - Galaxy S2 (i9100T) , Dell Streak 5 , Tab 7 Plus (P6200L) , Galaxy Nexus (Maguro), Note 2 (N7100) , Galaxy S4 (i9505), Galaxy Mega 6.3 (i9205) , Galaxy Note3 (N9005) , Xperia Z Ultra (C6833)
iOS - iPhone 4 - 16GB , iPhone 4S - 16GB , iPhone 5 - 16GB , iPad 3 - WiFi - 16GB
Windows Phone - Lumia 920

My PC - i5-2500K + Asus HD7970TOP + water cooling
My Lap - Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011 - i7 2760QM + HD 6770M
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Top 10 uses:

1. music player at work (poweramp), hooked up to a receiver
2. checking email
3. SWTOR security key app
4. web browsing/news reading
5. comic/pdf/ebook reader
6. netflix
7. gaming (with emulators)
8. watching movies/shows off sd card/network
9. remote desktop connection
10. make "music" w/ caustic app

Even with the tab's random issues, I'm more than satisfied with it. Lack of a definitive ICS release date doesn't bother me in the least bit, considering it handles the tasks I through at it with ease.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0+ (GT-P6210) - root
HTC EVO 4g - root, s-off, deck 1.3 stable
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Catanzaro
1 Just as a phone
2 Just as a pretty big phone
3 Make people around me laught to see me calling
4 Make people around me stare at me while calling
5 Make children around me smile while calling thinking about I'm a looser who can't enjoy an iPhone or a smaller device
6 Let my friends think "I'm just sick" why already having a Galaxy Note
7 Let my girlfriend say "I just spend in vain money on unnecessary things"
8 Let my colleagues kidding me such as "We would like to know and see where are you gonna keep it on summer with no pockets"
9 By the way to be cool
10 To say Police that I wasn't calling while driving (here it's not permitted) 'cuz heyyyyy... It's just a tablet not a phone

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