Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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Interesting...
by NathanHill on Thu 28th Jan 2010 03:34 UTC
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I don't know if this is going to be the next big change in the computing landscape.

Many of the comments you all are making, I made about netbooks. I have yet to buy one (still have my old Powerbook G4 12" working fine with a new battery). Could this be the Netbook-killer? It does everything netbooks do... better battery life out of the box... better software... useful applications that connect people with the things they like to do... smaller... thinner... fun... cool.

Of course, it could be a fail, because many tablet PCs are terrible.

But Apple spent as much time talking about the iPad as a device as it did about the software supporting it.

Apple couldn't do this without the iTunes store and all of the cool stuff it offers. Simple application updates? Pretty awesome security? Colorful and useful apps? Great music selection? Videos, tv shows, movies? eBooks now?

This may become many people's main computer, especially since you can mount it on a keyboard and type away.

I'm intrigued, but I want to touch it and play it with before I am sold.

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