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    I'm looking at getting a Samsung Android Tablet. Unfortunately here in Canada the 3g versions are not available. The ONLY tablet that will work on the cell network is the iPad. Are most people only using Wi-Fi models? I have a laptop that I use when traveling but have always found that its difficult to find Wi-Fi access that isn't locked up. Thats why I want a 3g model tablet so I can use it anywhere.

    I really think a tablet will be nice for business so I can bring pdf's of drawings with me to view and mark up in meetings. I would LOVE to be able to run some sort of 3d dwf viewer on it as well.

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    Have you considered using you phone as a moden? I always use the tethering option on my Samsung galaxy S2 phone for my Laptop and tablet. It works great and it saves you money since Wifi models on all tablets are cheaper and you don't have to have an extra data plan.

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      #3
      If you are running W7 on your laptop and have some form of a 3G card for it you can setup a "wireless ad hoc" with your built in wifi on your laptop. By doing this you can share the 3G internet connection with any wifi device. Note: you cant connect to a wifi network and re-share the internet via the same wifi device.

      I can also promote tethering via a cell phone. As long as its plugged into a charger you can either pay for the upgraded tethering or root your phone and install the tethering apps your self. Works great. My wife can surf the net on her laptop using my cell phones data while we looked for houses.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Using my phone to tether or use for a hot spot isn't an option. I have a older black berry which is great for my phone, text, email, but it will only connect with a Playbook which I've looked at and wasn't impressed with. I could upgrade my phone to something that could do wi-fi sharing but then I'm getting 2 new devices when I only really need one. My cell provider Rogers allows you to add devices to your plan so I can share my data without having to have a separate account.

        Don't you find that tethering or setting up wi-fi hot spots is a pain just to look something up on the tablet? I know that wi-fi use on my blackberry kills the battery pretty quick too. I really think tablets are a great way to replace my old day-timer/notebook that I carry to meetings.

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          #5
          My tethering takes 2 clicks to set up and connect to. It does kill the battery on my phone. I can only get about 60min before its dead, but i just plug it in and that problem is solved.

          Can you buy a Android tab from the USA and have it registered to your Rogers cell service?
          -Alex Cunningham

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