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    Default Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Hello

    Can anyone recommend a great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5.

    Has anyone got a 64GB Blackberry Playbook & an iPhone 5 for example?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    What do you mean works with an iPhone 5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    What do you mean works with an iPhone 5?
    Sorry, is compatible with an iPhone 5. Ie. Do you have to have an iPad? Assume not but just checking!
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    If by 'compatible' you mean that it runs exactly the same software and allows seamless syncing of apps, pictures and so on, then you want the smallest wifi only iPad Mini.

    Please bear in mind that almost identical apps to the iOS ones can be found on the Android marketplace though.

    I ran a Samsung Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 5 back to back for a while to see which, in my opinion, was best. The SGS3 lost and i've since sold it. However, my point is that the two devices were pretty much synced up in that I could swap pictures between the two effortlessly and with the vastly similar apps available for each device, I could sync my email across both devices quite happily.

    Bottom line: If you are looking for a cheap tablet that will sync most things across devices then your best bet is an Android tablet. If you want a flawlessly integrated device then your best bet is an iPad.
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    Default Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Depends on what you mean by "compatible".…

    Can share apps - iPad only
    Can use same email account - most any tablet
    Can share music - iPad is easiest but as long as you have access to a computer you should be able to put music on any tablet
    Can send messages - iPad can with iMessages, but there are third party texting apps like WhatsApp? And Kik that work cross platform
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Langley View Post
    Sorry, is compatible with an iPhone 5. Ie. Do you have to have an iPad? Assume not but just checking!
    What you're asking still doesn't really make sense...compatible in what way? Like someone else said, the iPad is some what compatible because some of the apps used are the same from iPhone to iPad, but other than that, what else would you want it to do with the tablet?

    And yes, i have an iPad 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    What you're asking still doesn't really make sense...compatible in what way? Like someone else said, the iPad is some what compatible because some of the apps used are the same from iPhone to iPad, but other than that, what else would you want it to do with the tablet?

    And yes, i have an iPad 2.
    If I had a Blackberry Playbook would I be able to access the internet via my iPhone 5?

    Do you think I'd find it frustrating that I couldn't share apps?
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    If u had a playbook the only phone that I know that would sync perfectly with it would be a blackberry
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    Default Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Langley View Post
    If I had a Blackberry Playbook would I be able to access the internet via my iPhone 5?

    Do you think I'd find it frustrating that I couldn't share apps?
    Yes, you can access the Internet via the personal hotspot function on your iPhone 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Langley View Post
    If I had a Blackberry Playbook would I be able to access the internet via my iPhone 5?

    Do you think I'd find it frustrating that I couldn't share apps?
    It doesn't make a difference what phone you use for a personal hotspot...all tablets can connect to them in the same way you would an iPhone.

    Do i think it'd be frustrating? Probably, but that is the reason i bought an iPad 2.

    If u had a playbook the only phone that I know that would sync perfectly with it would be a blackberry
    Hotspots are hotspots...there's no discrimination amongst tablets and what connection they pick up since they all use the same basic function to provide a hotspot. The Playbook will connect just fine to the iPhone 5, i know this because one of my fellow officers has connected to my iPhone 5 several times while we're out and about.
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Great news, thank you! Via the Settings section I presume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Langley View Post
    Great news, thank you! Via the Settings section I presume?
    lol...yeah.
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    Default RE: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    The cheapest decent tablet is the Nexus 7. Up from there, iPad Mini. Either one will connect to your phones hotspot.
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    I have every and each mobile OS phone and corresponding tablet. They all have their perfect par but they will pretty much all work with any phones hotspot. Now if you don't have that feature enabled by your cell provider, or you don't want to pay extra for it, you are out of luck and you will need to buy cellular version of said tablet. Only Blackberry phone will share internet with BB Playbook tablet for free.
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    I would recommend the BlackBerry Playbook. At least you would be able to see what full multitasking looks like on a tablet. Despite the numerous apps availabe for iOS devices, they can only cope with actually running one app at a time and to switch between apps you have to double click the home button. On the Playbook, all that is required is a swipe of the finger from the bezel to reveal all of the currently running apps, there is no physical button to press. The new BB10 phones that are due for launch next month work in the same way.
    Daroman4 is right about the free tethering between the Playbook and BlackBerry phones. I also read recently that this may have been the reason for the breakdown between RIM and US carriers, who did not like being unable to charge their customers for this service.
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    Default Re: Great/cheap tablet that works with an iPhone 5

    Get an Ipad or at least an Ipad mini. You can share apps and other things across devices. Right now I have an Android phone with a Mac and Ipad and its a PIA. When I had the iPhone 4 having them share everything was nice. Now I am going to buy an Iphone 5 and everything will be fine again.

    If you look at the other devices that are cheap, they run on the Android platform. Plus if you buy an Ipad, when you sell it, it will be worth more on the resale market than the Android

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