The iPad

I just enjoyed the Daily Giz Wiz iPad review (ROFL at the new Here come the letters jingle :D) on YouTube

and it DOES confirm that I want such a device!

Just not the apple one πŸ˜€

I am persuaded that I have lots of uses for a tablet as a coffee table device; to read newspapers, magazines, etc.. I just LOVE the new Marvel Comics app on the iPad.. I have Linux Journal in PDF and its a pain to read on my laptop, I can read it on the phone but :/ my eyes just need more and bigger.. I also believe that Viona d love the pad to replace her netbook (we can by now safely say the netbooks and apple triggered the Tablet revolution – though I heard the iPad is a bit on the heavy side..)Β  for all the above and the mandatory email and media watching.

So please, WePad, Dont dissapoint. As a second option to The Best Andoid Tablet I have high expectations of the Archos Home Tablet.. I hope they do it right. Or at least one of them.. At any rate, I wont risk ordering one out of the blue; but I MIGHT drive to Germany this summer to test it somewhere..

The ONLY problem I see and fear wont be solved anytime soon is the content lock Apple has. They have iTunes, a hatefull platform but one with loads of content; they have an Amazon Kindle app, their own reading app, the Marvel app, .. Android simply lacks most of those; again, not that big of a problem to overcome Technically; but its not the technical part thats lacking, its the content agreements. And I fear that Google will have to throw their weight before being able to solve that :/

And on a related note.. Whow @ the YouTube Transcribe service!!! hot damn! Still a way to go though πŸ™‚ More off than not. Still, I Love It!!! ROFL! Its Hillarious πŸ˜€ “Backup your PC or MAN” ROFL!

Edit: Greg just pointed me to the Notion Ink Adam; another great contender in the list; And with the eInk, it actually sounds waay more interesting than the others!

More edit: The WePad apparently changed its name to the weTab. Does sound like Apple are sore losers πŸ˜‰

Published by Gert

Person-at-large.

4 thoughts on “The iPad

  1. I like the adam, but it still looks kinda rough around the edges. I’m not too fond of classic tft displays for my reading needs, that’s why I was already looking into the classic tablet market, but I’ll let it rest for a little longer, before I make up my mind…

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  2. Since I’m looking for a capable e-reader in the first place, the iPad isn’t too high up on my list. I’m also not completely convinced with the closed platform, marketplace, single tasking, lack of flash support,…

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  3. same here..
    Im kinda surprised that Leo (and others) seem to appreciate it for its being an eReader.. I had expected more negative comments on that part

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