Is the iPad for You?

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Spocket
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Is the iPad for You?

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Is the iPad for You?


The e-reader market long dominated by Amazon's Kindle has matured into a mainstream technology with viable competitive brands and a large, but still growing, choice of books and publications available. E-readers were arguably the hot tech gift on most holiday gift lists.
The e-reader market is hot and is likely to get hotter, especially if Apple jumps in. The technology is great--I'm especially looking forward to not having to lug books around on business trips. My only words of advice: Don't rely on the hype and advertising, but try one first to find one that best suits your needs. I think you'll find it to be worth the little extra effort.
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It is scheduled to be released in March 2010 (WiFi-only models) and April 2010 (WiFi + 3G models). It will feature multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and will run apps designed specifically for the iPad as well as most iPhone OS apps. The device will have an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color IPS LCD display and use a virtual keyboard for text input.

The iPad announcement has opened the door to discuss once again the future of personal computing and whether the Tablet form factor will finally reach the masses. Sitting between the iPhone and a full-fledged laptop according to Apple, from the looks of it and the software environment it is based on, the iPad is a giant iPod Touch/iPhone with some enhanced functionality that take advantage of the larger screen and added processing power.

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THE IPAD FROM APPLE
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IPAD VIDEOS REVIEWS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNnBlMB3L84
Steve Jobs introduces the iPad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwjJ4Y566vI
The Apple iPad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJEqCZY_PwM
Hands-on With the iPad: Apps

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Apple wants to challenge the netbook which in spite of its obvious shortcomings -- many of which have continuously been addressed -- has been selling incredibly well and remains a trend of innovation and growth in the PC market.

Fueled by the popularity and success of the iPhone, the iPad doesn't reinvent the wheel like the smartphone did a few years ago, but it builds upon its strengths while inheriting some of its biggest flaws like the lack of multi-tasking and the closed environment that seemed more forgivable on a cell phone than it could ever be on a real computer.

However, given Apple’s impressive track of success, I wouldn’t dare to call off the iPad this early in the game. The company has showed an amazing ability at marrying the proper software with its own hardware, a feat almost impossible to duplicate in the PC world. The iPad pricing ($499-$829) caught more than one by surprise, but that’s not to say it’s cheap. In comparison, a last-gen netbook like the HP Mini 311 that sells for $400 carries an 11.6-inch display, Atom/Ion combo, 160GB HDD, USB/HDMI connectivity and will run any kind of Windows software you throw at it.
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KINDLE DX FROM AMAZON
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KINDLE VIDEOS REVIEWS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myqkadSYT2Q
Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7" Wireless Reading Device

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJtS6Q7L4sg
Amazon Kindle 1 and 2 comparison new features & functions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G0xY3QNxio
Amazon Kindle: Complete Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAlxAawR3NI
Kindle 2.0 from Amazon - The Tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIfG5_ia2cQ
Amazon Kindle 2 Unboxing

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Could a brawl be brewing between Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs? Probably not, but with introduction of Apple’s iPad, many tech industry watchers wonder if the market has room for both gadgets. In debuting the product, Jobs gave a brief shout-out to the Amazon Kindle (which some saw as a backhanded compliment), saying “we’re going to stand on their [Kindle] shoulders for this.”
The iPad announcement included the unveiling of a new bookstore app dubbed iBooks that allows users to purchase and download books directly to the device, a feature that hits directly at Kindle and its ability to download directly from Amazon. A few eagle-eyed iPad reviewers spotted books for as low as $4.99, but it looks like most titles will sell for around $15. Apple also announced partnerships with big publishing houses like Penguin and Simon & Schuster, but noticeably absent was the world’s biggest book publisher, Random House.
So, can the iPad deal a jaw-breaking blow to the Kindle?


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achengms
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Post by achengms »

Well the ipad is good for entertainment but as a business user, its not quite there yet. I would have like multitasking and USB ports. Also it seems many of the ipad owners are complaining of faulty wifi connections.

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Post by jennifer1611991 »

Okay the only reason I actually want one is because it looks like PADD and I really want my own functional PADD!!:D:D:D

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