I don`t see any revolutionary technologies with the iPad:
1. The name- when I google iPad I get all iPod hits!! Google thinks iPad is iPod.
2. No handwriting input - Apple`s Newton at least tried to read your handwriting over ten years ago.
3. It uses a phone operating system.
4. It uses a processor similar to Nvidia Tegra but can not multitask.
5. It is closed system, at least it can read my USB flash stick.
It can not multitask? :s
I thought it could play music when reading newspaper.
The iPhone 3.0 software uses notifications so you can, for example, stay online on AIM and work on other apps and a popup notification will tell you when you have new IMs. I think that's basically the Webster's definition of multi-tasking.
When people say muti-tasking they mean something like watching a video while looking at an e-mail and chatting with a friend. You know, doing multiple tasks at the same time. Push notifications are nice but that's still switching from one thing to another. Fact is that it doesn't have significantly more portability than my laptop nor does it have significantly more capability than my smart phone. Also, the reason things like Kindle put so much effort into not using a typical back lit screen is because they aren't very nice to read on. It's just not a very useful product at all. It's the definition of luxury.
Look like a big harmony remote!
No, I don't think it is totally useless. You could use it as an alternative computer just to check your mail, facebook, etc... You could use it where a big computer cannot be used, like in a kitchen... This thing can make itself useful in tons of situations you didn't thought about!
Oh boy, a blown up ipod touch! Might as well spend thousand of their computers too when I can get it half price for windows at www.techcrazed.com
I really don't see how this product is useful. How is it better than a net-book? Plus, it really isn't as portable as an item that you can fold away. The iPad, because its screen is exposed, I would imagine would scratch very easily. Now, why would I want to buy this product when I can get a net-book which can be as good, and does only what I need it to to, simply?
ALL IT IS IS A GIANT IPOD TOUCH!!!
THAT'S ALL IT IS!!!
I agree with Pokeguydavid. This is a waste of time and money. They need to improve on this concept.
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