Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

I won't call you crazy.

Biggest downside of the device is, as I think I read/heared* you do need to have a BlackBerry phone if you want to do tethering.

Which is just stupid vendor lockin kind of behaviour.

If they promised an update which makes it work with others it wouldn't be so bad,.

That would be one of the biggest hurdle for most not to buy it.

* That was before it came out and I've not checked if this is still true. But they seemed very clear about it at the time.

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mfaudzinr Member since:
2008-02-13

The tethering is unfortunate but I do "think different". I'm tired of Android everywhere. Android is suffering from over exposure. What RIM is doing with their acquisition (QNX) is admirable and they are putting out regular updates to overcome the initial shortcomings. And RIM has TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) so hopefully the UI shall be awesome. I hope to own a Blackberry smartphone but it'll have to wait until they upgraded the OS to QNX.

Edited 2011-06-11 10:56 UTC

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backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

Take a look at the new HP tablets. They look sweet and aren't Android or iOS. I'm not too familiar with Palm or webOS. But, I assume it's not even Linux. Never the less, the videos show it off nicely on HP's site.

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