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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The iPad, Revolutionary or Rediculous?

I've taken a few days before writing this because I wanted to see the full specs regarding the iPad, and I wanted the idea to sink into my mind before I shot from the hip. I have also recently read some disturbing posts from wanna-be technical individuals who frankly should get fired for their stuck-on-stupid approach in their articles. (See PCWorld)

The iPad I think will undoubtedly revolutionize the way we work with technology and more so with mobile products. Apple has taken their iPhone mobility features to the next level. Granted, it’s a first generation and we all know that as good as they are, their future generation models will be better. Do I think the iPad will take over the tablet market…absolutely not. The iPad doesn’t have the computing power or versatility to replace a Laptop/Notebook. Will it be major competition for NetBooks…most likely. Now, I think that the iPad has started a trend of touch screens that we are most likely going to continue to see into the future. Give it a few years, and you will probably see touch screen technology everywhere. As much as I have to hand it to Apple for creating revolutionary technology, the iPad’s technology isn’t all that revolutionary. It’s a larger iTouch, for all intents and purposes. The technology isn’t new, just bigger. But, making it bigger and affordable was the trick, and they succeeded. Plus as a side comment, I think AT&T is out of their minds to charge $14.99 for 250MB of data a month…that is an absolute rip-off.

Now we all know that although Apple create amazing mobile products, their operating systems have always been lacking, at least that’s my opinion coming from a PC market. Yes Apple OS’s can do a lot, but compared to PC’s they are insanely limited. The iPad is not a Notebook/Laptop and in its current incarnation will never be able to compete in that market. It wasn’t designed to. But I will say…Kindle is in big trouble. I might consider getting this in the future, but a part of me also wants to wait for Generation 2 of the iPad, and see what they enhance and fix. I will make 1 comment on it so far though…No replaceable battery? STILL? That still bugs the hell out of me on the iPhone. Well, there is my $0.02...

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