Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:09 UTC
Apple Yes, yes, I apologise. After Kroc's story earlier today, and together with this one, we now have three stories in a row on the Ipad iPad (sorry, I can't ban camel case from OSNews just yet). So, what are we going to do? Predictions? Criticism? More details? No - I want to explain what I think the differences are between the introduction of the iPod and the iPhone, and that of the iPad.
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I Agree
by codewrangler on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:27 UTC
codewrangler
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2010-01-28

I think you may be right. I will be waiting for version 2.0, at least.

What I was really hoping for was something more MacBook than iPhone, but with Cocoa Touch elements. For me, it does not replace my iPhone or MacBook Pro, so it's not an 'in between' product. It is yet another product I would need to carry around.

However, if you have been looking at picking up a Kindle or a Nook, but wanted a more functional device, I would say go get an iPad. The book reader looks great and it uses ePub, which I think B&N uses for their books, so there is the possibility that you may be able to use these books with iBooks. At the very least, you will be able to use the B&N eReader on the iPad.

Cool technology, but it would have been more enticing with at least a user facing camera.

Edited 2010-01-28 18:28 UTC

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RE: I Agree
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:48 in reply to "I Agree"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I really don't understand why anyone would consider this a e book reader anymore than any other netbook/notebook other than the form factor. It still has a backlit lcd display, which sucks compared to e-ink.

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RE[2]: I Agree
by kristoph on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:59 in reply to "RE: I Agree"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

The question of e-ink versus a luminous display for reading is really a personal one.

I've found, personally, that I prefer reading on an luminous display. I work on a computer all day everyday, my eyes are used to it. e-ink, in contrast, seems unnatural and the page refresh is really jarring to the flow of the book.

I have been reading Kindle stuff on my iPhone but the size is not ideal so this is a great solution.

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RE: I Agree
by kragil on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:53 in reply to "I Agree"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Read two hours on e-ink and two hours on backlid LCD and you take the e-ink for reading every time.

Especially before going to sleep the backlight messes with your head and is really tiresome.

That is why I wait for a consumer device with a Pixel Qi screen.

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RE[2]: I Agree
by gfx1 on Thu 28th Jan 2010 19:36 in reply to "RE: I Agree"
gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

I did read books from a backlit cliƩ but I had to turn down the backlight very low at night. It had a software update once and since time that I couldn't adjust it to almost dark anymore which was annoying.
I find the iPad interessting because of the larger display, I've seen iPhones and the text on it is very, very tiny.

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