Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Apr 2010 11:55 UTC
Apple With the release day of the iPad fast approaching, it's time for the usual lucky few to shine their lights on Apple's new device. As usual, these first-hand reviews by blogging heavyweights are incredibly positive (with a few notable exceptions), and if they are correct in their predictions, then the iPad will change everything in computing.
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It has some major disadvantages. One person said it was for life, another as a simple computer. If you only have the wifi version you won't be able to do a lot with it unless you are at a hotspot. A lot of people are saying how its going to be media rich and have all the same applications but as someone with an ipod touch I know its fun at first but after a few months its flare will die down. Once you realize your not in a wifi area you understand how limited the device will become. Those apps will be near useless unless its a game or standalone app. As for reading books on it, ask yourself how much you spend on books a year and how much reading you actually do and if its worth the price of an iPad. The last thing is holding it. Its not a natural position to hold it and type, or rest on your lap and type. I think after a few months and that newness wears off people will start talking about the real usability of it.

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