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    IPAD? ANDROID? TABLET? (To use in van for work)

    I want to get a tablet for the van, To view tech docs, and maybe use to bill out with (i currently have an iphone, and can bill charge cards through it, via paypal) My question is a ipad, android tablet the way to go?. And do you guys like a certain one? I would rather hear from you guys that have used them and know what works or what does not, before buying something. Thanks Gary (i have a few laptops, but that seems like it would be to cumbersome, though i have not tried to take them along yet)

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    I have an iPad and like it. It's handy and it's hard to be without it because of all of the library I have put on it. The worst part is it's really hard to see in direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    I have an iPad and like it. It's handy and it's hard to be without it because of all of the library I have put on it. The worst part is it's really hard to see in direct sunlight.
    Is that the full size? or the mini? and what release? 1-2 etc...

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    I love my iPad mini. Use it all the time for looking up documents, apps, here....... Love it

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    I have an iPad 1. I think they make a screen protector that will help with glare, but I didn't know that at the time and bought a different one instead. For familiarity, the iPad and iPhone are exactly the same, and a lot of apps can be used on both.

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    Great as i like my iphone, way over the androids i have had before. I will go with an ipad, thanks for all of your input.

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    I agree with the iPad. My laptop is broke and I have been in no hurry to fix it. The iPad is now with me all of the time. It does PDF files for manuals or tech documents with ease and is much smaller. I didn't go all out on my first iPad, it is an iPad 1 from eBay, cost: $300. I will buy the latest and greatest now, seeing as I am ber impressed with my cheapo. Btw, it is 3G capable.

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    My company uses Ipad's. we are given them 3 months before they are to go into service to get the hang of them. we are using toughbooks (laptops) right now and I hate them. I can't wait to go to the ipads for billing.
    Ipad is the way to go 100%

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    I use my personal iPad to keep a library of equipment here on campus. Just want to suggest looking into the Square Card reader program. My wife is a self employed graphic designer and uses it mostly for payments over the phone. Their site says that there is a 2.75% charge per swipe. My wife pays 3.5 since she gets the info over the phone and has to key it into their website. There is a limit on how much you can swipe per day but I'm pretty sure this is the cheapest credit card service around. Here is a link to their site:
    https://squareup.com/
    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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    My work just started using the Samsung "galaxy note II". We are going paperless in the next few weeks so I've only had it about 2 weeks. It's actually a HUGE phone, I've been an iPhone and iPad user for 4 years and don't think I'll be ditching my personal iPhone. The note does fit in my pocket, the camera works much better than my iphone4, and the navigation is comparable to stand alone GPS units. First impression is I like it, but it still feels a bit goofy to hold the thing upto my ear, and the screen is just as hard to read as an iPhone or iPad in sunlight.

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    I use a card reader from paypal now to accept credit cards on my iphone 4s, which will work with an ipad as well. All my tickets are hand written, how do you guys print work tickets with the ipad? And should i get the newest ipad? or will the 1st generation work just as good for what im wanting to use it for (work)?

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    I have an ipad mini, with a credit card reader. All our paperwork is digital now, huge timesaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobe RBVBD View Post
    I have an ipad mini, with a credit card reader. All our paperwork is digital now, huge timesaver.
    When you say its all digital, do you email the paper work to the customer? or how does that work?

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