About sevens months ago, I wrote a post listing the reasons why I didn’t buy an iPad; you can read the gory details by clicking on that link. Even so, I always wondered why I didn’t go in for this device? Was writing that blog post a case of sour grapes? To be truthful… yes!
Anyway, on the penultimate day of 2010, I found myself holding a brand new 64BG 3G iPad machine. It was a conscious decision (wasn’t forced on my somebody) and I was mighty proud of my purchase. On this page I’ll list some of the important reasons why I bought an iPad.
So the iPad was primarily bought as a work tool with a little ‘movie’ entertainment thrown in. We have the iPhone and the iPod for games.
It’s been more than 25 days since I’ve had the device and I’ve loved each time I’ve used it. I can watch AVI movies on the iPad directly with the free VLC player without the need of converting them to mp4 format first (as I had done for the iPod). And reading books (PDF format) is wonderful. I’m trying out several PDF annotators and will soon let you know which one is the best.
Expect tons of tips and posts on the iPad in the coming days.
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