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 Post subject: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 4:24PM 
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I hope its jailbroken before its shipped like the last several iPhone OS's have been.


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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 5:11PM 
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I just wish they'd hurry up and fully jailbreak the 3G iPod Touch.. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 5:27PM 
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too bad its a terrible device

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 8:07PM 
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too bad its a terrible device

qft

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 8:28PM 
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Eh.. it ain't bad when you get one for free, tbh. Now I've got a mobile device that I can play music on, use GPS + Google Maps/Earth, get push e-mail notifications (as well as others, e.g. AIM, Facebook, etc.), and plenty more.. all for a monthly service plan of $0.


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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 8:42PM 
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All I wanted was a refresh to the MacBook Pros but nooooooooooooooooooo they only announced the iTampon. :evil:

Also, this link speaks the truth
http://i.gizmodo.com/5458382/8-things-t ... t-the-ipad

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 9:30PM 
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Eh.. it ain't bad when you get one for free, tbh. Now I've got a mobile device that I can play music on, use GPS + Google Maps/Earth, get push e-mail notifications (as well as others, e.g. AIM, Facebook, etc.), and plenty more.. all for a monthly service plan of $0.


I love the ipod touch, I was referring to the itampon

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 10:13PM 
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I love the ipod touch, I was referring to the itampon

that was my impression, and thus my qft

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 10:56PM 
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The fact that there is no multitasking kills me, and the article that Chankster linked to says it best why it kills me.


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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Wed 01-27-2010 10:59PM 
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4 things that would have made me at least consider buying the iPad:
1. USB ports.
2. A real OS with native multitasking and the ability to install applications outside of the ones in the App Store's walled garden.
3. Flash support
4. USB ports. (yeah I said it twice, but I think its a pretty big fucking problem with the thing)

As is I will wait to see how it turns out and if its reasonably successful I'll probably pick up a Windows or Linux based clone in six months to a year that I can do what I want with.

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Thu 01-28-2010 9:11AM 
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I love tablets, but this thing brings the definition of half-assed mediocrity to a whole new level.

Did the designers forget who they were making this for?

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Thu 01-28-2010 11:40AM 
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ShadowCat38 wrote:
Did the designers forget who they were making this for?


Die-hard apple fanboys who use cash to wipe their asses?

I share theshed's opinion- the lack of usb ports is a major downer. On the plus side you can buy a usb adaptor, but on the downside you have to buy it

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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Thu 01-28-2010 11:46AM 
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el_lorenzo wrote:
ShadowCat38 wrote:
Did the designers forget who they were making this for?


Die-hard apple fanboys who use cash to wipe their asses?

I share theshed's opinion- the lack of usb ports is a major downer. On the plus side you can buy a usb adaptor, but on the downside you have to buy it


Plus you have to carry around an adapter the size of a half dollar and have it sticking out of the side of the device when you're using it.


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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Thu 01-28-2010 12:56PM 
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 Post subject: Re: Apple iPad
PostPosted: Thu 01-28-2010 5:23PM 
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My biggest problems were in respect to it's attempt to be a good e-reader.

No free 3G
Books cost $5 more then amazon ebooks.
Screen is a standard LCD not e-ink or OLED. This thing will be no different then trying to read books of a typical LCD monitor.
Not to mention it is the most expensive e-reader out there.
But it's in COLOR so it's all good.

It fails compared to products that have been out for months. So if it isn't a good e-reader what the hell is it good at?

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