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27-01-2010
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I KNEW I saw something like that before!

Edit: Went over Gizmodo list. Definitely a buzz killer. All the things I would miss.
Oh, well, I'll just wait till Sony or somebody else makes this tablet thing awesome. Just like Sony did with Xperia line, iphones suck big time compared to those things.


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28-01-2010
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that video is HILARIOUS!! HAHAHA

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So it's basically a cross between a laptop and an iphone? As someone who has both already, I don't think the iPad will be of much use to me.

And I hate the name. lol. I'd have preferred iTablet.

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clearly the name was supposed to be a take off of 'ipod' but it was clearly dreamed up by men because I'm pretty sure a woman would be like um....wait a second....

My boyfriend has the same gripe that others have - it's basically a big iphone. The only thing I was excited for was the link to education materials. I know they are doing work with a lot of textbook producers, and the ability to have all my textbooks and articles in one place, on one device would be great. However, it would need to be more than an ebook reader - ie have the ability to highlight and make notes.

The only way I could see functionally using this like a laptop would be if they had docking stations to use the tablet as a screen and plug in an external keyboard. However, from my understanding, that's not really their intention.

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Is the iPad like the Amazon Kindle? Or, is it merely the laptop without the keyboard? I think this is a waste of a product.

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The ebook functionality is just one of its many applications. It's basically a touchscreen laptop. Or so I think. I'm still confused as what they're trying to market it as.

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Its a netbook.

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wow, everyone seems to be so confused....

when the iPhone was introduced you knew what it was a Phone at heart, but a smart one that combined a lot functions for our everyday need.

with the iTablet (refusing to call it iPad) apple intends to create a new gadget, one we may or may not need.

i suggest the keynote for more in depth analyzes of what it can do
http://www.apple.com/ipad/

blogs are good for what it can't do, like giz, but unless you are really techy you may get lost in all of their Nerdcom.... jaja

the kindle can do one thing, simulate printed words on paper. it's an e-book reader, right. but it can't handle on simple thing: color. what about fashion magazines...on a kindle. iTablet, easy. movies. check. music (ipod) check. internet, check.

but the problem, for me, is that is runs basically the same OS as the iPhone, hence, it is as limited as the iPhone for what it can do. except it can't make calls (no Google Voice, thank you Apple ) nor can it handle what a Macbook Pro can. it's an in between product.

one which personally I won't buy not in it's first generation at least.
too limited for what i may use it for.

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but the problem, for me, is that is runs basically the same OS as the iPhone, hence, it is as limited as the iPhone for what it can do. except it can't make calls (no Google Voice, thank you Apple ) nor can it handle what a Macbook Pro can. it's an in between product.

one which personally I won't buy not in it's first generation at least.
too limited for what i may use it for.
Exactly. Couldn't have said it better.

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What an embarrassment and a very sad symptom of our consumer culture.

This is an absolutely useless invention - just about a giant ITouch or IPhone. It will only serve to create more junk and rubbish in the world.

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As for the unfortunate name..


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It is just a large iPhone however I still want to try it out!
Thought I would post this image a keyboard dock will be available, I like that idea.



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^ I thought there was a qwerty touch function on the iPad, so why the keyboard?

I think right now it's still too much of an inbetween product. When more generations will emerge and others will start copying, this will definetly be a device of the future. I probably think this because I can't help but be reminded of a device Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) uses to watch the Podrace in Star Wars Episode I



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I probably think this because I can't help but be reminded of a device Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) uses to watch the Podrace in Star Wars Episode I
Or all those science-y dataPAD things from good old Star Trek.


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Maybe it's just the Avatar fan in me, but the iPad reminds me of those electronic "windows/data sheets" from the science base during the movie, lol.

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