Originally Posted by TenoBell
Tablet computers have been around for 10 years but none of them have been anything like the iPad. Those Japanese tourists were not using anything like it.
It was a touchscreen, but used a stylus instead of a finger and was wifi only (in the US) far as I knew.
About a 10" diagonal screen or so.
It could browse the internet, do emails, word processing and spreadsheets.
So.....the Japanese think the iPad is no big deal, but at the same time they are forming lines around the block only because its an Apple product? It cannot possibly be because the iPad actually works well.
Also you do realize that Japan has not been a great market for technology from the west.
To the Japanese, it's more the trendiness of owning a expensive Apple product than the actual usage, because like I said they are bombarded with tech devices to do just about anything.
That's why they haven't really needed much tech products from the West, Apple gets a lot of it's product ideas from Asia anyway, they pick out what will work and then throws it's marketing spin and glamor on it and implies it's a original concept.
I've been to a lot of Asia countries, so I see things others don't always see.