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iPad 2.0

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. nootje

    nootje Senior member

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    The fact that it needs to tether off a Blackberry for cell internet access has already killed it for me.

    there are allready rumors that there will be versions that dont need a bb.
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whereas $50/month for 3G iPad is perfectly acceptable?

    I don't have the 3G. I don't really miss or need it. There is enough free wifi for me. Buying an iPad and then paying a monthly bill just doesn't make sense to me since I already have a Blackberry. Why make it 2X on cost and most functions?
     
  3. epb

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    Whereas $50/month for 3G iPad is perfectly acceptable?

    The most expensive plan is half that - $25/month. One of the key reasons I went with the iPad was the cheap data plans, as I was paying Sprint $70/month for unlimited with my laptop.

    As for the Ipad2 - I like the iPad, but I'm finding that I loathe some of Apple's practices, I hate iTunes, and their fan-base is somewhat disconcerting in their cult-like enthusiasm. My plan is to stick with the current model until a competitor comes out with something with similar battery life and a comparable data plans.
     
  4. HRoi

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    yes. whatever our lord and master Steve Jobs commands.
     
  5. embowafa

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    I've managed to hold off getting iPad 1....WILL be getting v2.0
     
  6. haganah

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    I'm getting #2 for sure. But why do you guys want higher resolutions? I understand glare and viewing angles but is resolution an issue on this thing? I'd like a chip that allows for access to CDMA/GMS/LTE regardless of network - i think that's what the qualcomm snapdragon does but I may be off on that.
     
  7. StephenHero

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    I want a USB port and a simple/easy word processor.
     
  8. Rambo

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    I'm getting #2 for sure. But why do you guys want higher resolutions? I understand glare and viewing angles but is resolution an issue on this thing? I'd like a chip that allows for access to CDMA/GMS/LTE regardless of network - i think that's what the qualcomm snapdragon does but I may be off on that.
    Higher res = sharper text and more vibrant pics and vids. I don't think that rev2 will be CDMA but rev3 definitely will BTW - The iPad won't have a Snapdragon processor because Apple uses their own in house chips.
     
  9. Xericx

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    will probably buy an ipad 1 for pennies on the dollar from a mac fanboy.

    but yeah, I'll probably get the ipad 2.....probably on AT&T since it can go global SIM cards.
     
  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Again though, I am amazed at the educational apps they have for kids, really destroys the market for the LeapFrog and other handhelds, probably relegating them to the world of; you guess it, designing Apps for the iPad.. [​IMG]

    My daughter is almost 2 and she adores her iPad. The learning apps are incredible. We control tightly what she uses on it (as if she knew what else existed [​IMG]) But its really impressive what you can do with that thing. And its amazing for her on the plane. Slap on some Fresh Beat Band and shes good for 2 hours. [​IMG]
     
  11. CBrown85

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    Suppose I'm waiting for the revision before I invest in one. I like my macbook, but I see a lot more application of this in the classroom and in the field (PE and History). Probably keep the PC at home and just use this at school- keep a bluetooth keyboard or one of the keyboard docks in my office. $500 is a lot of dough-rae-me though.
     
  12. eg1

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    The fact that it needs to tether off a Blackberry for cell internet access has already killed it for me.

    I am already carrying a BB, so why would that be a problem? [​IMG]
     
  13. BP348

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    That would be great! Just so I can pick up another iPad 1. Between my wife, kids, and i My iPad is pretty much in use as long as someone is home. I have no use for an iPad with a camera or 3G.

    I agree with the others as a web browsing devise or for presentations the iPad is hard to beat but I wouldn't want to try and type a decent sized anything without a real keyboard.
     
  14. nootje

    nootje Senior member

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    anyone experience with the ipad + bluetooth keyboard as a laptop replacement?

    I just do heavy emailing, word and excel stuff so I'm figuring that this might work.
     
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    I've used a BT keyboard on one, it seemed to work fine.
     
  16. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    anyone experience with the ipad + bluetooth keyboard as a laptop replacement?

    I just do heavy emailing, word and excel stuff so I'm figuring that this might work.


    Might want to look into this contraption:
    Clamcase
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Might want to look into this contraption:
    Clamcase


    But why not just buy an iBook?
     
  18. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    But why not just buy an iBook?

    I'm merely passing on information, not making judgments or recommendations.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. B1FF

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    Whereas $50/month for 3G iPad is perfectly acceptable?

    Not when it is so easy to get plans for a fraction of that price, no.
     

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