Originally Posted by nasdarq
My two cents on iPad:
1. No multi-tasking.
2. No Flash (which DOES NOT make it a proper browsing device today and probably in the next years while Flash still dominates the market for truly interactive websites; in fact most websites).
3. No proper file system (this will make everything difficult, including managing mail attachments, reading ebooks and videos obtained other than through the Apple-approved stores ...).
4. No Camera(s).
5. No proper SIM/phone capability.
6. Yes it has Maps. But does it have GPS? I guess NO.
I am not talking about desireable but non-vital things here (read lack of SD or USB slots, no OLED, screen resolution circa that of a 2005 plasma screen, no tethering, no iLife, etc.).
The only TWO pluses for me are:
1. A rather reasonable price.
2. Unlocked 3G.
Conclusion: I will wait for version 2.0
Who says this thing won't have flash? it wasn't available during the keynote - there's a few months for adobe to tweak the full plug in to work.
It does have GPS - don't guess, maybe go along to the apple web site and read the tech cpecs.
There is a USB and SD card attachment.
The screen resolution is that of a standard 15" screen, compressed onto a 9.7" size - that's a damn good display.
No proper file system? What are you talking about. This thing will view any important file that is emailed to you:
"Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)"
What other essentials are missing from that list?
its not a laptop, it's not a personal computer replacement.
Why don't people get this.
re. the camera - yes, it's a shame that the first version doesn't have one - but how would you hold this thing without your arms aching at an angle that isn't looking up your nose.
No, it's not as good as a macbook pro. It's not meant to be a laptop.
Your comment is full of assumptions based on rumor, which is clearly rebuked via a quick look at the official apple page for this device.
"5. No proper SIM/phone capability."
Yes, because it's not a phone. My hammer can't make my morning coffee. Doesn't make it a bad hammer.