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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Bezel and other things
by CGI_Joe on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:23 UTC
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2008-02-20

I don't understand why many people (including Thom) are complaining about the bezel. You can't hold the device in your hand like an iPhone, you have to hold it as you would a piece of paper. Thumb on the front and your fingers on the back. If the screen ran all the way to the edge... how would you hold the device?

I do agree that the home screen is really inelegant. It reminds me of the Android tablets I've seen. They even picked a scenic landscape for it.

I just don't understand how the device is supposed to be between smartphones and laptops when there isn't even multitasking. The dogmatic insistence that I do one thing at a time is extremely frustrating at this point.

I'm also exceptionally disappointed with how they handled 3G. If you're going to pay for the jump from WiFi to 3G you're making quite a commitment. It's not an addon, or module that could be resold or returned if you decide you don't like it, and with AT&T people are guaranteed not to like it.

AT&T's 3G network is best described as fragile. I can have perfect 3G coverage one moment, and then none at all the next --in the same location! It's grotesque that they would ally themselves with a company that is seemingly incapable of sustaining the data-heavy devices they already sell.

Having it carrier unlocked is silly. Assuming they bothered to support T-Mobile's frequencies you're still stuck with a sub-par experience. Unless, by some miracle, the jump to 3G costs so much because they put an EV-DO chip in it.

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RE: Bezel and other things
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:36 in reply to "Bezel and other things"
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2005-07-06

Well at least the unlocked 3G support will play well in Europe, where there's more choice of HSDPA mobile internet providers and they don't all suck ;) .

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RE[2]: Bezel and other things
by darknexus on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:57 in reply to "RE: Bezel and other things"
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2008-07-15

Removed, replied to wrong comment.

Edited 2010-01-27 22:01 UTC

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