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Apple Ipad "Tablet"
# 31 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 19:23
Someone said :

But that feature is useless if the battery only lasts 8 hours.

Useless? No way.
I think the battery life is actually 10 hours, which I would find quite adequate.
I like reading, but I don't think I've ever read for more than 2/3 hours at a time.

I can't think of that many situations where I wouldn't be able to re-charge the battery.
A long flight yes, but I doubt I would be using it for 10 straight hours then anyway. Unless I was at home, in which case I could re-charge it.
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# 32 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 19:45
It looks nice, yes, but it's crippled by the locked OS. I've bought a lot of apple stuff but anything I could do on it is already catered for on the iphone already.

That being said, when I get my hands on one......that'll be the test!

Overall though, I'm underwhelmed by this offering. No multitasking? That's a must for it!
# 33 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 19:51
it looks nice but overall a disappointing offering.

No multitasking is a bit of a joke which you can accept on the iphone but not on this I dont think. They have iworks available for it which basically means if you are working on something you have to save and shut down that app just to check an email.

No flash support in the browser.

If you have an iphone and you have a laptop at home I cant really see a use for this. Sure it would be a novelty to have a play with one but I don't think it goes much further than that.

Also if you want to use it on the go you have to pay extra for the hardware addition (3G slot), then pay your monthly subscription to the phone carrier for data.
# 34 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 19:58
Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday unveiled the iPad, the widely and wildly anticipated tablet computer that he called "a truly magical and revolutionary product."

"What this device does is extraordinary," Jobs said. "It is the best browsing experience you've ever had. ... It's unbelievably great ... way better than a laptop. Way better than a smartphone."

The tablet will act as a sort of missing link between the two. The model Jobs demonstrated at an invitation-only event in San Francisco operated without a hardware keyboard, with Jobs typing on its glass screen.

It has a nearly 10-inch screen, runs existing apps from the Apple apps store and is available in 16-gigabyte,32-gigabyte and 64-gigabyte versions, according to Jobs.

Jobs said the iPad will be lightning fast: "It screams," he told a crowd that included former Vice President Al Gore.

See CNN iReporters' reaction to the iPad

The device will have a1 GHz processor -- an announcement that coaxed "oohs" and "ahs" from the audience.

Pricing will start at $499 for the 16-gigabyte version, $599 for the 32-gig version and $699 for the 64, Jobs said.

Having 3G mobile access will cost an extra $130 on each, he said.

They are scheduled to begin shipping in 60 days.

Jobs and executives from other companies announced several new apps designed for the iPad -- including the New York Times and Major League Baseball.

Some members of the struggling print media have expressed hope in recent weeks that a popular Apple tablet could renew interest in their content while bringing new revenue through subscription plans or iTunes purchases.

Apple disciples -- and, yes, some await each new product announcement from the company with near cult-like devotion -- have been anticipating a tablet computer for several years.

The company has been considering designs for such a device since as early as 1983 and some smaller consumer-electronics companies already have rolled tablet computers onto the market.

At the event, Jobs demonstrated several functions on the iPad, including Google Street View and a reader function -- which he used to pull up the New York Times and Time magazine.

The tablet was expected to shake up the e-reader market by displaying books and newspaper and magazine articles on its color screen.
# 35 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 20:15
@ Paul, yeah it is slightly disappointing - I was looking forward to some kind of magazine app but perhaps that will come later.

I think I'd probably go for the low ened wifi-only model as a living room browser thingy as I don't have a laptop. The ipod touch I bought two years cost €400 and it was worth every cent.
# 36 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 20:35
Someone said :
@ Paul, yeah it is slightly disappointing - I was looking forward to some kind of magazine app but perhaps that will come later.

I think I'd probably go for the low ened wifi-only model as a living room browser thingy as I don't have a laptop. The ipod touch I bought two years cost €400 and it was worth every cent.

Yea if you don't have a laptop then it is definitely a good option.
# 37 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 20:43
Its just a pity that all the hype suggested it would be so much more than a blown up ipod.

So much for proximity censors, handwriting, gestures and "You will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet." eh no it works just like the iphone actually.
# 38 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 21:53
I was expecting him to unveil this:

# 39 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 23:03
# 40 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 23:18
Someone said :

"everything is just a few hundred clicks away"
# 41 : Wednesday 27-1-2010 @ 23:27
iPad, it really does sound like an electronic pantypad...

# 42 : Thursday 28-1-2010 @ 00:14
Ha ha @ some of those videos.

Actually I'm gonna pass on the ipad - the lack of flash and multitasking is deal breaker for me - will look into netbook alternatives.
# 43 : Thursday 28-1-2010 @ 09:25
Stephen Fry's take on d'iPad


HaydenB's comment at the end is quite amusing ... "Is it just me or does Steve Jobs sound like Sylvester the Cat? iPod iPad iPuddy tat!"
# 44 : Thursday 28-1-2010 @ 11:11
i dont get how this is "revolutionary" it's teh same old stuff in a slightly different format?
# 45 : Thursday 28-1-2010 @ 17:17
Someone said :

"everything is just a few hundred clicks away"

"I will buy anything as long as its shiny and made by apple"

That is actually so true it is funny. There will be tonnes of idiots running out to buy this for this very reason when they have no clue about technology or what they are buying.
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