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Old 30-01-2010, 04:56 AM   #254
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Iphone 3G and netbook user here.

Another link on why iPad disappoints

Quote from the above link -> "The iPad, much like the iPhone, is completely locked down." For me, this is the main bugbear. Again have to wait for the iPad to be unlocked and jailbroken. Apple used to pit itself against the big brother of Microsoft, but now it is acting like a big brother itself.

No Cameras/USB? You'll have to buy adapters, accessories.

Can't get used to touch keyboard for typing? Get keyboard accessory.

No Java/Flash? Can jailbreak but expect problems.

The iPad can compete well in the tablet market even with the lack of real computing power and no multitasking. In the end, its the touch experience that ppl like in iPhones and tablets. So definitely iPad will win here. Against netbooks, precisely because iPad looks way nicer and is lighter, it will also compete very well.

Surprised that Apple got its own 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip. Thats a gd move by Apple. But not likely will be low power, likely will have power consumption problems.

Since iPad is using iPhone OS, it will have voice input. Can do simple commands like 'Shut Down' and 'Email' to open email application. Quite fun.

In the end, the iPad with its niche appeal will still earn Apple big big bucks.

Will I buy the iPad? Definitely not the first batch version. Wait for 1 year or 2 for the 2nd and 3rd version, just like iPhone.
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