Originally Posted by satchmo
Are you saying you'd hold up a 7" device to your head to use as a phone?
No, I'm saying for the one or two phone calls month I receive, I'd use the speaker.
What people forget is that the iPhone and the iPad are a lot of things to a lot of people. One size just doesn't' "fit all." There are a lot of people like me who have no use for the phone whatsoever but have an iPhone because it's the closest thing to that portable computer we have all been waiting years for.
I communicate almost exclusively by email and I prefer it over almost any other method most of the time. I don't actually even understand
folks who insist on using the old fashioned teleophonic communicator device. It's inefficient, and almost always leads to an inaccurate exchange of information, but to each their own I guess.
I want a portable tablet computer
. I don't just want a telephone with some computer elements to it, (iPhone) and I don't want a portable TV with some computer elements to it (iPad). I want a workable
tablet computer that I can write on and draw on just as if it was writing and drawing in a paper book (like the ones I've been carrying around since the age of 16 while *waiting* for someone to come up with a portable tablet computer).
I guess my bad attitude comes from wanting this for so many years, and to be so close to getting it, but having Steve jobs just decide by his own self that "people don't want that." I'd bet there are a few million of us out there that *do* want that, but I guess we won't find out for a couple of years because that's how long it usually takes for Steve Jobs to climb off his high horse and reverse a "Steve Decision" like the one he's just made about smaller tablets.
He's right most of the time, but that doesn't mean he can't be wrong, and he's always had a giant stick up his bum about being wrong and admitting it when he is. I'll believe smaller tablets are bad when he comes up with a serious cogent argument as to why they are. What he's said so far is just BS.