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7 inch tablet phone

by Jobean888 / December 19, 2012 9:05 AM PST

Is there a 7 inch tablet that I can use as a phone? I am leaning towards the iPad mini but would really like something that can act as smartphone. I use an iPad a lot and have a basic android phone but the iPad is a little inconvenient to carry around. I was using the smartphone as a hotspot but tmobile recently nixed that. I also have a mifi unit. I don't make a lot of phone calls and also the phone size is hard on my eyes. I would love to have one giant smartphone/tablet for most everything.

I've tried the wifi phone apps with on the iPad but they didn't work great, would prefer the technology built in. Does the Nexus 7 with Hspa+ let me put a sim card in to act as a cell phone?

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by Gypht / December 25, 2012 1:38 PM PST
In reply to: 7 inch tablet phone

As far as I know the Nexus 7 will not do that. I know there are some Samsung Galaxy Tabs that you can get through a provider but I don't believe they come with the ability to make calls (could be wrong on that as I don't use it). I do know that if you have an app from the playstore you can place calls..but you said you didn't want to do that.

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by Jobean888 / December 26, 2012 2:12 AM PST
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I read that Huawei announced a tablet phone coming soon and buzz on a few others including Samsung too. Apparently I'm not the only one ....

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 2:59 AM PST
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Let's wait till you can go to the store and buy one.

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