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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Hmmm... mixed
by TBPrince on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:52 UTC
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Frankly, it's a bit disappointing. This gadget isn't cheap enough for basic usage and not powerful enough for advanced one. No GPS? No camera? Disappointing.

However, it could have a good chance in learning and education even if it would have been much better with a lower price tag. Education is however a great opportunity for tablets as well as vertical markets are (like LoB apps). That's another good chance for iPad.

I don't see it for widespread usage. But this is first generation and usually Apple isn't very good at first try (first iPhone anyone?).

Device is sleak but hasn't a very good position in market. Do you really think people will buy this to read New York Times?

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RE: Hmmm... mixed
by umccullough on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:56 in reply to "Hmmm... mixed"
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Do you really think people will buy this to read New York Times?

No, but they might buy it for Facebook.

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RE[2]: Hmmm... mixed
by bryanv on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:54 in reply to "RE: Hmmm... mixed"
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That's a damn expensive facebook reader.

Heck, just a few weeks ago I picked up a core duo (socket upgradeable to core duo 2) dell laptop with a larger screen, more memory, more storage, a backlit TFT LCD, and ...

Oh yeah, it can multitask, or run any other OS / Software I want to put on it.

If it ran a full OS X and not a scaled up iPod touch OS, we'd have a fairly compelling product. But the software has castrated this thing out of the gate.

PA Semi should have stuck with a PPC core, so they could have leveraged the whole OS, and not just the parts they've ported to ARM.

I wonder if they'll call the next generation the Max iPad? I know... I know...

Seriously, this is a product without a purpose. Like that speaker thing they made for the iPod a few years back. The AppleTV is more compelling.

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