Using Tablet for Trading?

Alchemist

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#21
One who buys tablet buys it for 5-6 years. So better buy best.
But you can look at it in another way too. A tablet will become obsolete after a few years, then why pay for more than what is needed.

Many years back, my brother had bought a Motorola Motorazr for around Rs 10000. It was a popular phone at that time.

He used it for a few years and then bought a new Nokia smartphone.

He didn't do much with his Motorazr - I guess he just made calls and took pics.

The fact is that he could have done the same with a Rs 2000 mobile.

Today the resell value of Motorazr is 0. Dealers won't buy it even for Rs 100.

I do not argue with the fact that iPad is a much better product that the cheaper tablets sold by HCL, Micromax etc.

A Mercedes Benz beats a Maruti Suzuki Alto in almost all ways - ride quality, air conditioning, power, interiors, leg room etc.

That doesn't make Alto a bad car. Alto is still good enough for the purpose that it was made for.

I do not intend to use the tablet for "entertainment".

What I need it for:

- Access my sites when I am away from the desktop.
- Do simple surfing tasks like checking emails.
- Download and read pdf files.

So my question is whether these cheaper tablets will let me perform the above tasks without any major issues.

I don't mind a little bit of inconvenience if I can save Rs 20000 on the tablet.

I don't want to buy an expensive tablet just because it will let me do a lot of things.

My life will be totally unaffected if I can't access apps and stuff like that.

I want to pay only for things that I need, not for all the things that I want. :).

Kindle fire eating the ebook market and now Google Nexus 7 also hitting the same.
Is it difficult to read an ebook on a 7 inch tablet?

Kindle was always meant to be an e-book reader and I think it serves the purpose well.
 

paran

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#22
See what mess they did with iphone 4. Maps not working, Siri not working outside USA,camera showing purple patch.And to continue same growth level now iphone coming as early as diwali in India rather than on Christmas eve as already the phone is being hammered.Also for new iphone you need a new cable and what was shocking was in Washington dc apple store on launch day they didnot had cable to sell.
I hope you are talking about iPhone 5.
 

magnet

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#23
I hope you are talking about iPhone 5.
Caught me.

Yes we can read Alchemist but Steve didn't believe that or maybe his idea of ipad was to replace laptop rather than see ebook as market.

You never know what geek wants.

And now new Apple team wants to leech every department where they see money being minted.
 

magnet

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#24
As the other app freezes, I guess this gives full resources to the current app and therefore the user gets a good experience.

But for user like me who open multiple apps/browsers/tabs to get work done in background and on foreground in the meantime read an article or doc, this freezing of app in background won't work.

Thanks again for pointing it out.

Need to check the above hypothesis.
Yes.

Let's take an example of you viewing cnbc channel in your windows lappy. And you get a positional or intraday advice.You open another screen in another browser tab for you login to do the trade and hear in background the target for that stock.

What ipad will do or what I heard (I never had an ipad personally does). It freezes that tab hence you need to keep shifting so that the freeze screen works. In short it says it says it does multi task but it pauses that actually.(faux multitask).
 

Alchemist

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#25
Interesting article:

India's tablet market grows 673%, Micromax leads: Research - Economic Times

Indian consumers bought over 5 lakh tablets during the April - June quarter, up 673% from a year ago, according to latest data from market research firm CyberMedia Research.
Micromax is now at the top:

According to CyberMedia's Tablet Market Review for 2Q 2012, Micromax leads India's tablet market with an 18.4% market share, followed by Samsung, which has a 13.3% share. Apple, had a 12.3% market share during the quarter.
The average price of tablets sold is coming down sharply.

The average price of tablets sold in India dropped to Rs 13,000 during the June quarter, compared to Rs 26,000 in the previous quarter.
Sooner or later, I will have to buy a tablet too.

Being a webmaster I need to optimize my sites for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Currently only 8% of e-investing's users use mobile devices to access the site.

Any guesses when 4G tablets will be available?

Reliance was going to launch Rs 3500 tablet.

RIL plans to launch tablet at around Rs 3,500 and bundle it with data offering as low as 1 GB at Rs 10, a tenth of the current 3G prices.
RIL plans to offer 4G services on Rs 3500 tablets - Economic Times

What happened to it?
 

magnet

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#26
Interesting article:

India's tablet market grows 673%, Micromax leads: Research - Economic Times

Micromax is now at the top:

The average price of tablets sold is coming down sharply.
Showoff tab. With micromax being cheaper and widely advertise against samsung tab and ipad. Problem with it is the build quality though steady, its display doesn't provide any decent viewing angles in broad daylight.

Also one not sure is how the battery will perform at end of life period. Also problem with this androids tablet is once new series comes officially they stops firmware support though there is a base of geeks for same.

Sooner or later, I will have to buy a tablet too.

Being a webmaster I need to optimize my sites for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Currently only 8% of e-investing's users use mobile devices to access the site.

Any guesses when 4G tablets will be available?

Reliance was going to launch Rs 3500 tablet.

RIL plans to offer 4G services on Rs 3500 tablets - Economic Times

What happened to it?
Why you want to wait for Reliance 4G tablets?

Reliance first will test its 4 g network in December to February period in metros.

Also after seeing the past reliance color mobile schemes and all, I am not much positive about it.

Also samsung galaxy tab 2 can be avail for 16555 right now on homeshop 18. Or you still looking for cheaper model try to get your hand on ipad 1. Or just wait a few month.

Nexus 7 officially launch here, also may be kindle fire hd, ipad mini and most important windows 8 platform cheaper tablets will flood the market. That's why I am not surprise getting new ipad 3 top model 64 gb with 4g for 45500 whereas few months back i was ready to shelve almost 49000 to get it but none were offering.
 
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magnet

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#29
Cost factor.

4G is 85%-90% cheaper than 3G.

3G devices can't be used for 4G data services.
Its cheaper because Airtel and others didn't wanted to put money in those technology which won't be seen before 2016 (according to Airtel and Vodafone).

If today auction would had been done do you think it would had gone that cheap?

Also thinking Reliance giving the technology cheaper than 3g is seeing a mouth watering type deal.

Reliance is spending a lot in setting 4g network hence still it's not out yet. And for making it cheaper they have tie up with top 2 Chinese companies and the government agencies that's why are against them like huawei and zte I guess.There is lot of lobbying done.

Though I don't say they won't provide 4000 tab. But comparison with the top models well I am not in favor of that.
 

Alchemist

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#30
So Airtel and other existing telcos will be in big soup.
Possibly yes.

If everything goes as planned, none of the mobile companies will be able to compete with Reliance.

Reliance plans to introduce Rs 4000 4G tablets, sell data at Rs 10 per GB and construct Rs 1 lac towers.

Moreover, it has a pan-India license and will be able to offer services in all states.

RIL plans to launch tablets at around Rs 3,500 and bundle it with data offering as low as 1 GB at Rs 10, a tenth of the current 3G prices.
RIL plans to offer 4G services on Rs 3500 tablets - Economic Times

Reliance is looking at a cost of Rs 1 lakh per base station, which would be used to transmit telecom signals. Compare this with the existing players who have set up towers incurring a cost anywhere between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 50 lakh, depending on the height and location.
Reliance's tower play

Its cheaper because Airtel and others didn't wanted to put money in those technology which won't be seen before 2016 (according to Airtel and Vodafone).

If today auction would had been done do you think it would had gone that cheap?
Yes, you are right in a way.

The companies paid too much in the 3G auctions. They over-estimated the demand for data services. There is demand for such services in India, but only if the price is affordable.
 

magnet

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#31
Possibly yes.

If everything goes as planned, none of the mobile companies will be able to compete with Reliance.

Reliance plans to introduce Rs 4000 4G tablets, sell data at Rs 10 per GB and construct Rs 1 lac towers.

Moreover, it has a pan-India license and will be able to offer services in all states.

RIL plans to offer 4G services on Rs 3500 tablets - Economic Times

Reliance's tower play



Yes, you are right in a way.

The companies paid too much in the 3G auctions. They over-estimated the demand for data services. There is demand for such services in India, but only if the price is affordable.
Reliance have more than 50000 crore cash but still they taking money bond wise in foreign market for gas expansion and petrochemical.

Reason I see is they will reenter mobile market with 2G plans auction. And then 3g and 4G. But that won't happen so soon I feel.

Also if they are lucky enough to set 1 lakh rupee tower one thing is sure, RCOM is gone left, right centre.
 

magnet

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#32
Typing from iPad.

First testing

1.Trying to run video and at same time open trading site

Result:Video pauses,and faux multitasking is proved.

Will try to search some app which can bypass this scenario for iPad

2:Audio streaming option available on site does it too pauses while moving on other site?

Result:It doesn't pauses. Now that's interesting stuff to happen.

3:Trading experience?

Result:Market closed today .Will test tomorrow.
 
#33
Flipkart has 2 branded tables hugely discounted currently.

The 2012 Nexus 7 16 GB is currently available for 10K (this used to sell for 15+ few months back, I think). This is pure wifi (no calling facility, no dongle etc). I think this is discounted because a new version of this is going to be released in India soon (already released abroad). This is supposed to be one of the best 7" tablets. It's a Google Asus joint product.

The Asus Memopad ME172V is currently available at 6K. Used to be 8K+ few last month, I think. Again, discounted probably because they may be phasing out the model. Again this is a pure wifi tablet.

The Memopad is also available for the same price at amazon.in, but Nexus 7 16 GB is out of stock at amazon.in
 
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#34
Hi Magnet, to reply to your query about why video pauses and audio does not pause:

Video pauses if you move away from the video application. This is by design because if the video app is not showing, the OS thinks you are not watching it, and it pauses it.

For audio, you can still listen to it even if you are on another app, hence audio does not stop.

Hope this helps.
 
#36
Why not ? The one real problem which people may really have with that that it's Wifi and that's it. Really it depends on wifi speed if it's not connected somehow else, and it's not, right ? do you see that ? I hope you really do, thanks for that matter.
 

Tojara

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#37
Basically a lot of people are using tablets for trading and with so much popularity which 4G gaining or even I would say something like even 5G I would say that "internet connection" question are really completely solved no matter how you put it.
 
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