Rumor has it that Play Skool has annouced the kidPad that will only cost $29. It does not really do anything. Pundits predict that it will sell millions simply because it is cheaper than an iPad and not an Apple product.
iTouch is a big success. The iPad is a big iTouch. Big is bad. Therefore the iPad will fail. MacBookPro is 13 to 17" and is bigger than an iTouch and is successful. iPad is smaller than a MacBook. Small is bad. Device will not multi task. People can't actually multi task. Can't do what we can't do. Switching from function to function on computer is slow without multi-tasking. iPad will open new function as quickly as switching tasks on a computer. They only talked about...
If I buy a printed book I can then loan or give it to a friend and they can do the same. It has the same effect as piracy. If I have an ebook, I probably won't loan my Kindle to my friend. If you want to sell more books think about selling 3 ebooks at $9.99 each or one paper book at $20 that 3 people get to read making it worth $6.66 and higher production costs.
Still seems to me the consumer will be the decider. I have held off getting a Kindle waiting for the price to drop under $200. The $9.99 for a book is attractive. If everyone goes to $15 I will never buy a Kindle and if I do buy an iPad I will not use it to buy books unless they are $9.99. The tone has been set and I predict in the long run Amazon will win.
Since Safari on the Mac does not make it anywhere close to easy to change search engines I assummed that it would be the same on the iPhone. Thanks for this, I changed from Google to Yahoo in 5 seconds.
If it comes with the same minutes and data plans as every other phone sold in this country, then it's just another phone. We don't need another phone, we do need some new cell services that are cheaper and no contracts. I make phone calls on my iPod Touch via Skype and WiFi for $2.95/mo. I do not own a cell phone. Now if Google would offer free WiFi nationwide, then were talking about something interesting. I live to stick it "to the man".