Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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meh
by roar on Fri 10th Jun 2011 22:40 UTC
roar
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I was given an iPad to do some testing for a project we're working on, so I got to use it for a weekend.
First thing I noticed how incredibly useless it is in its factory state. I didn't want to register with Apple and give them my personal details (do they still require a credit card for App Store access?), so I didn't download any apps.
Proceeded to sync with my Google account, worked fine, no contacts or bookmark sync though. Also no IM on board (iMessage won't help, as it is once again a new proprietary platform, probably unable to talk to any other IM service).
Next thing I wanted to do was download a PDF I wanted to read for a lengthy train ride - not possible. No download option in the browser. Also no PDF reader. Was only able to open that file in the browser, so I had to be connected (I had the WiFi only model).
The rest of the weekend I used it as paperweight.
So yeah, that was my first impression with that device. Can't wait to try out the TouchPad.

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