Ever since I got an iPhone, I had wished for a device that could sort of duplicate the functionality and had a larger screen. The iPad fits the bill. But, lord, couldn’t they have improved it a little?
There was one thing in the iPhone that I had really liked – no waiting for the device to start – click on the one large iPhone button and you are all set. That’s the main reason why I had never wanted a netbook – didn’t like to wait for the OS to load. Yes, the iPad was what I was looking forward to but it was such a disappointment.
I checked out the iPad at Northpark Mall in Dallas – had to wait for a few minutes because it was a weekend. There were mixed feelings when I held the iPad for the first time. Though it felt good in my hands, the device did seem a little fragile and after a while I realized that it’s not as light as it looks. And with that, my dear readers, I begin my rants.
On the whole, the iPad is a glorified gaming device that’s raked in a lot of publicity (this blog post included). Now my kids love playing those cheap games on the iPhone and their iPod Touch. So if you have one of these, spending money on Apple’s new offering is a sheer waste unless you are a collector of soon to be outdated digital equipment.
Others have written than the iPad can be a replacement for netbooks for the casual user. Now please tell me why a ‘casual user’ would like to buy another, more expensive device? Just to show it around; hmmm, probably. But that’s about it.
Even so, I still wanted the iPad when I held it in my hands. The one point that helped me make a decision was –why should I buy another iPhone/Touch with a bigger screen that’s missing a camera??
And no, I don’t like to read books on digital devices – I prefer the feel of paper.
I would wait for an Android based tablet. Thanks very much Apple.
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