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post #391 of 815
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Originally Posted by aqhong View Post
Have you read any reviews from those who handled them after the event? Almost every one of them has mentioned that perhaps the most impressive thing about it was its sheer speed and interface responsiveness. Example: http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/ipad_big_picture
Sorry, what I meant was that when the iPhone hardware finally included the features I was looking for on a smartphone, it was the responsiveness that sold it to me (given that these features already existed on other smartphones). Likewise, when the features I'm looking for on a tablet become available on the iPad (mainly access to a local filestore, ability to download from the internet and larger capacity), I might buy it. The iPhone OS has always been super-responsive, as opposed to other smartphones and I'm sure it'll be no different for the iPad. In any case, I think eventually it will be the software that will make or break the iPad and not things like the lack of physical keyboard or camera.
post #392 of 815
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Originally Posted by emakris View Post
Likewise, when the features I'm looking for on a tablet become available on the iPad (mainly access to a local filestore, ability to download from the internet and larger capacity), I might buy it.
I'm not sure what you mean by "local filestore," but there is a shared directory on the iPad that apps will be able to read/write to, and that will mount on your Mac/PC to allow you to transfer files back and forth. I am also fairly certain I read somewhere that downloading files through MobileSafari will be possible. (Access to the filesystem at large is obviously verboten, though, and runs counter to the entire idea of iPhone OS).
post #393 of 815
Well, good. When all these features are confirmed or become available then I will be very interested indeed. Overall, I like the concept and I can see myself using it at home where I don't really need a computer.
post #394 of 815
The best "big picture" analysis I've read so far: http://stevenf.tumblr.com/post/35922...uters-ive-been
post #395 of 815
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
[q] it's not a stand-alone product, it needs to be tethered to a PC.[/q]

Does it really? Assuming we're talking geriatric/minimal use demo here, they don't need a PC for e-mail, web browsing, contacts, watching video, etc.. Why would the iPad absolutely need to be tethered. (I don't even sync my iPhone, FWIW)

They need a wi-fi hookup. Which will itself be irrelevant if 4G owns the world in a couple of years.

Look, I guess it depends on who the product is really intended for. I think people (both for and against) are picking and choosing based on whatever suits their point of view. This might be a geriatric internet tablet, and if you don't need to get media on or off the device, can be used as such without a real computer to attach it to. You can download software to it directly from the itunes store accessible on the iPad.

However, since it doesn't have any external connectors it's not meant to work with current mp3 players, digital cameras, etc. Like those devices, it attaches to a real computer to exchange information. I suspect in this iteration it is not intended to be someone's first/primary computer.

I'm in emakris' camp. Seems like a nice stay-at-home device, not a portable one, and it would be a nice third or fourth internet-enabled device for someone who wants everything. As such, you wouldn't worry as much about its limitations because for anything it couldn't handle, you'd switch to a real computer. Which is much the same as how iPhones are used at home right now. This is more of a luxury item.
post #396 of 815
Worst name ever. Period.
post #397 of 815
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Worst name ever. Period.
I see what you did there.
post #398 of 815
They were trying to keep up with the flow....
post #399 of 815
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Originally Posted by gdc_2008 View Post
They were trying to keep up with the flow....

post #400 of 815
7000 views for a POS, useless device.
post #401 of 815
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
7000 views for a POS, useless device.
I find your ideas intriguing, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
post #402 of 815
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Originally Posted by aqhong View Post
I find your ideas intriguing, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

That's unfair. It has some uses, and they have been posted here. It also has some negatives, and they have been posted here as well. If you don't like the device: don't get it.
post #403 of 815
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Originally Posted by aqhong View Post
I see what you did there.

post #404 of 815
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
7000 views for a POS, useless device.

you made this post without viewing?
post #405 of 815
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post
However, since it doesn't have any external connectors it's not meant to work with current mp3 players, digital cameras, etc. Like those devices, it attaches to a real computer to exchange information.

you can hook up a digital camera to it, or an sd card

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7000 views for a POS, useless device.

yet everyone who thinks it sucks is still taking the time to talk about it
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