Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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Waiting for iPad 3
by Eugenia on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:49 UTC
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

Since I'm into video and multimedia I'd like an HD screen (1280px wide by whatever), and an HD front web camera (to make my mom happy), so I'm waiting for the next model myself. Also an SDHC card slot would be nice, reading video -- it would help me out when shooting digicam video on location (the iPad can already decode these).

Software-wise, the only things I need from iOS is a file management method, because some of the apps I use need to exchange files with another apps (in the 3D, music or video world, it's not uncommon to need to load a processed file from one app to another for different kinds of processing -- since not all apps can do everything). Right now, I need to copy files on my desktop PC, and then copy them back in to the device, to different apps, via iTunes. Hardly convenient, and definitely not a "post-PC" usability. Also, Bluetooth OBEX, since we're into this file thing.

This is the one reason why I use Android right now as my phone and not iOS (I don't own a tablet). If Apple were to fix this problem, and offer an iPhone with a bigger screen too, I'd jump ship in no time. Regardless, tablet-wise, I'm waiting for the iPad 3, I do not like any Android tablet, and iPad 2 is not exactly there for the things I need. I dislike Android tablets not just because of hardware, but because I hate the Honeycomb UI. I don't mind the Gingerbread UI much, but Honeycomb's 3D cheesiness and incohesiveness (feels like it sprang out of a Michael Bay film), I can't stand. Pisses me off in no time.

Edited 2011-07-03 22:53 UTC

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