Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 23:18 UTC
Apple Yeah, just in case people think we forgot: Apple launched its iPad today. It's just that since the rest of the web is pretty much clogged with iPad "news" items at this point, I don't really know what to add; who'd you rather hear from, someone who owns one, or someone like me, the small orphan child pressing his face to the glass of a candy shop full of delight he can't afford (because he lives in the wrong country)? About the only meaningful item I've seen today is Engadget's iPad review, so let's take a quick look at that one.
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The iPad Seems More iHype ...
by Pelly on Mon 5th Apr 2010 02:13 UTC
Pelly
Member since:
2005-07-07

The iPad seems to my more iHype than anything than revolutionary.

With the current limitations, I could spend far less money and get a better experience with a Netbook that will be capable of WiFi, Java, webcam, Flash support, multi-tasking and expandability through USB Ports (and ability to add RAM to some).

At a later time, if I wanted a 3G Connect Card for my Netbook, there are plenty of plans & carriers that would GIVE me the card if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract (carrier dependent).

With Apple & the iPad, I'd have to pay for the 3G H/W and still be locked into a 2-year 3G Plan with AT&T. It also looks like I'd be stuck with a device with no user-expandabilty options.

Yes, they're touting this as a fantastic eBook Reader, buth there are plenty of readers s/w for exsisting Netbook platforms.

No thanks.

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parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

There is no required contract in the case of the iPad - you can pay as you go every month, if you want to.

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