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post #152 of 379
Another so called sad and miserable approach from Apple, just like a monster iTouch with weak power, even a low CF HDD.

Oh well I am sure that all the Apple fanboys will be drooling over this thinking its the nxt best thing after sliced bread, I mean even the Chinese and Taiwanese are producing better and more powerful Netbooks.
post #153 of 379
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Yes it can. There's an app for that - no joke.
I was mentioning about the remote app which I think can't do that job.

Surely there's other app able to do the task.
post #154 of 379
I'm surprised ( underwhelmed ) by the storage capacity.
post #155 of 379
This is what I would buy. Android 1.6. Price is not fun though.
Dell 'Mini 5' tablet prototype shows up as M01M in Shenzhen black market -- Engadget
post #156 of 379
No apple fans are outraged that it costs 100 to upgrade capacity from 16gb to 32gb (as if 16gb costs that much) but its also 100 to go from 32gb to 64gb?
post #157 of 379
ITS TOO PHAT FOR THE ONKYO ND-S1 AND THE WADIA 170i transport !!!

*Sorry, cant resist*

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Someone got to change that iphone to itouch man.
post #158 of 379
Not really. I have been kicking myself since I got the original iPod touch in 2007 for getting the 16 gb version. I only need 8GB, maybe even 4. I wasted the money on the then-expensive model - shame.

I put what music for the day on it or the week (I like a lot of the same albums), never any video - could care less. Apps, lots of those, but usually, all I care about are: Dictionary, QuickOffice and the app I am currently reviewing.

Otherwise, baaa hum bug, who cares? Pictures I may want to import if the import system works well enough, in which case, I may pony up for the 32GB or 64GB version (but I doubt that).
post #159 of 379
At first I didn't like the idea of the iPad but the more I thought about it I'm almost sold. It wasn't desighnned to replace my Macbook Pro or my iPhone rather to fill the gap in bewteen. I agree with Jobbs that netbooks don't do anything better than laptops. There just smaller and cheaper. I settled on a Macbook Pro after using an Asus EEPc and Dell mini 9 running leopard. Netbooks are to small for me to do anything as well as my Pro. This is where the iPad comes in. It makes reading and intenet surfing more enjoyable then lugging a laptop and is probably a better experience than a netbook. The iPad is simply a loungers dream without the add ons. The apps are what's gonna make this thing realy shine. This in conjunction with my iPhone is all I need on my daily comute. Just a few of my thoughts and my own opinion. The desiding factor is how comfortable this thing is to hold while sitting at my local cafe.

Enjoy.
Do!
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I agree with Jobbs that netbooks don't do anything better than laptops.
Don't they?
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They're just smaller and cheaper.
post #161 of 379
Your missing the point. There worse in that the screens are too small and the keyboards are harder to type on. My overall experience was horrible. Why should I make my basic laptop functions more difficult to use? Because something is cheaper, smaller, and less functional to use does't make it any better. The iPad is more functional and probably more enjoyable in the specific areas it was intended for thus making for a better experince than I had with the netbooks. I don't need a one all be all gadget with compromises. I want a gadget to exceed in the task it was desighned for.
post #162 of 379
Typical Jobs money grab operation.

No usb port, no webcam, no digital out, no SD card slot. It could have been so easy ...

The OS, form factor are great choices. You do NOT want a desktop operating system on a tablet.
post #163 of 379
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The apps are what's gonna make this thing realy shine.
You know, I'm not completely sold on aps. When I first got an iTouch (which I later returned for its bad sound), I went nuts buying aps. "Oh, that one's cool!" "Oh, I need that one!" Then I sort of realized I was downloading them, goofing around with them once, and then not using them. They're kind of like the VHS collection of the 2000s. You think you want all of them, and its not until a long time afterward that you release they're sitting there on your computer unviewed.
post #164 of 379
I'll probably pick up one. What this does is connect me to the "cloud" so it doesn't have to have much local storage. It has all the basic apps that interest me, eMail, contacts, calendar, music, video, maps, and a browser. The screen size, and touch screen are definitely what my wife and I would love. My wife surfs the Web on her iPhone on longer road trips. With the 3G option, it would make that experience much more usable.

It really should have had the same sensor group that the iPhone already has, i.e. GPS, magnetometer, which would have made it even more ubiquitous. And there's no reason it shouldn't have a built-in video camera. (EDIT: the built-in video will be a great tool for video conferencing. Ok, well, maybe that's a stretch . I'm just a fan of "2001 A Space Odyssey!" Hey, we can dream can't we?)

I like the data plans since you can buy only what you want/need, a month at a time or unlimited.

The touch screen is the natural way to browse, read and play, and the screen size is just what us over 50 folks want, eh, need. Not sure what the control panel will look like but, we'd better be able to adjust the screen brightness for in-bed reading.

I think the developers are gonna jump all over this one including the gaming community. Depending on how they take to the platform, I think I could easily forego my Powerbook. In fact, even in this basic release, I can't think of a reason to hang onto my lil' 12" G4 anymore.

They didn't mention Flash for the browser. Hmm...

They did mention MobileMe connectivity for eMail but, it wasn't clear if they provided similar MobileMe syncing with my calendar and contacts so that my iPhone, Mac desktop and iPad are "together."
post #165 of 379
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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post
Typical Jobs money grab operation.

No usb port, no webcam, no digital out, no SD card slot. It could have been so easy ...

The OS, form factor are great choices. You do NOT want a desktop operating system on a tablet.
Yea you do, if you don't you are isolating your self to millions of useful programs. No reason a touch OSX could not be used, and in windows territory Win7 has good tablet features when enabled.

That is why netbooks are so appealing, small, cheap can run any os you want gives you access to any program etc.

A full blown PC running a real OS with the Ipad's form factor, a camera, mic and usb ports would be VERY useful. As it is the ipad is a freakin joke since it's just a LARGE Ipod Touch.
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