Originally Posted by al_bundy
no flash on iphone and no multi tasking is getting annoying. if i bought this my son would want to use it. once his websites don't work, he will hate it. no flash means most of the internet won't work on it unless there is an app for a website.
if this is a netbook replacement, it needs to at least support features that netbooks support and not limit the software i can install. it's ok for a cell phone, not for what supposed to be a computer
and I think the entire tablet thing from all manufacturers is a scam and a fad. dumbed down and locked device who's only purpose is to make you buy "content" and raise the ARPU of the device
Except it is not supposed to be a computer.
It is supposed to be a tablet - not a tablet as in "touch screen computer without keyboard", but tablet as in new platform.
Different question is, is it offering enough to be considered - and accepted - as a new platform? I am a bit doubtful at present, but lets wait and see what developers will do with it.
I have no doubts, however, that it will sell well... enough. But will it repeat stellar success of an iPhone, that I am a bit doubtful of. Time will tell.
As it is, for me, it doesn't work. I want a tablet that will replace my laptop. I have iPhone for ultra portable and big bad desktop for heavy duty, so I need something to be more portable than laptop, yet capable of doing most if not all of the laptop duties. It doesn't have to be fully featured Intel based computer - I am OK with any exotic hardware manufacturer is willing to put in - al long as it is opened enough. Which it isn't. Personally, I need an option to connect it to my home network and grab files from my server, as well as to easily copy files back - documents, old ebooks I already have, images, comics. I need to plug card reader and dump photos from my SLR on travels. I can go without editing them on tablet, but at least I'd like to sort them, remove bad ones, eventually email a few to my family and friends on the go. And I need MS Office compatibility. Option to plug USB flash or HDD to copy files to or from. Heck, option to plug mouse or joypad for some games (old school, me). And list goes on.
So definitely not for me. But I'm sure number of people who will find it doing all they need of it will be big enough to keep platform alive and healthy.