Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 23:18 UTC
Apple Yeah, just in case people think we forgot: Apple launched its iPad today. It's just that since the rest of the web is pretty much clogged with iPad "news" items at this point, I don't really know what to add; who'd you rather hear from, someone who owns one, or someone like me, the small orphan child pressing his face to the glass of a candy shop full of delight he can't afford (because he lives in the wrong country)? About the only meaningful item I've seen today is Engadget's iPad review, so let's take a quick look at that one.
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RE[2]: Why is it so expensive?
by patrix on Mon 5th Apr 2010 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Why is it so expensive?"
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5 inch tablets with weaker CPUs and GPUs, less storage, shorter battery life, no external keyboards, older Android software (2.1 is out, manufacturers, why are you still using 1.6 and 1.5!!!????), clunkier operation when syncing with your PC or Mac (though Android syncs beautifully with Google, at least my Nexus One does)... It may be cheaper, and it shows. Oh and who are those companies, how long are they going to be around to support the tablets with updates, and troubles, how well-researched is their UI, how well will they work with the existing Android apps, etc????

I love my Nexus One because I can hack it to my heart's content, has multitasking, and more importantly their notification system is beautiful - no popups get in my way when I get a new SMS.

I loved my iPod because I could sync everything easily with it without having to buy clunky 3rd-party software or use clunkier free solutions, or even manually manage. Yes I'm a techie and I'm also a sucker for ease of use. I deal with enough things at my job, when I get home I want my computers to JUST WORK, click a few things and sync this and that artist to my mobile device, not copy, delete, move files manually, and so on.

This is why the iPad interests me, and probably why the iPod and iPhones have caught on so much. They're not all things to all people, but the things they do, they do well. Android is crawling slowly towards that, but not quite there yet...

Though the geek in me loves Android regardless ;) I still don't consider those tablets a viable alternative to the iPad for what the iPad's intended purpose is.

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