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Library of Congress Updates Jailbreaking and Unlocking Rules

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Differentiation between Phone and Tablet

Tofuchong

Oct 26, 2012, 1:15 PM
I don't see a real differentiation between these two devices. A Phone device is what, an electronic device that can place a call? A tablet can do that, install any 3rd party app, Skype, Friendcaller, Dell Voice, and you can use that to place calls. In that situation, why would a tablet not be considered a phone device? I see no differentiation. A phone should be considered anything that can be used as such, which a tablet definately can be.
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Magnagarde

Oct 26, 2012, 3:03 PM
The people who made that rule are old people don't understand electronics.
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Jayshmay

Oct 26, 2012, 6:18 PM
Laughing!!! +1!!!

I like your comment!
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Vmac39

Oct 26, 2012, 3:35 PM
Unlike cell phones, tablets don't require jail breaking to be used on other carrier, unless you use one that has built in 3G or LTE. Most people tend to buy their tablets unaffiliated with a carrier. So, as you pointed out, VOIP, using an app is usually the way to go and only requires a data connection, whether it's WiFi or carrier data. In contrast, a cell phone, requires carrier specific signals, in order to place a call over their network or use data while out and about, unless you find a WiFi signal.

How convenient would that be to rely on, if your traveling with your phone?
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Jayshmay

Oct 26, 2012, 6:05 PM
I never, ever understood the difference between smartphone data & pc data.

You know why? Because web browsers such as Dolphin, and the stock browser render webpages in such a way that they look no different on a smartphone than on a pc.
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