Comments on: Is Apple’s iPad a game changer? http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/ Mario Di Simine's Profile Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:16:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: clay http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-119 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-119 does anyone know if there are models with higher RAM? if not, i think it wouldn’t fully be able to ‘bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops’ 1gb isn’t what i really wanna see in this…

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By: David L http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-115 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:34:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-115 May compete with the Kindle? From $259 to $700 – 800 with wireless, that is apples and oranges, no pun intended. iPad is a whole separate category of device.

I have a Kindle, and have been sorely disappointed with the screen quality, which is like an old B&W Palm pda of ten years ago. Lots of room for improvement there. But eInk is easier on the eye than backlit. So, I would not be getting this device for a lot of eReading.

Indeed, slick though it looks, I was not at all convinced I need this device. I was disappointed to discover it lacks the Apple OS X, so What, exactly, would I want to buy it for?

Listening to music? I use my Zune for that, it works fine, thank you.

Or, I can listen on my laptop while I work. Speaking of work, would I want to use this device for any work? No, it can’t do that; like the iPhone, it is limited to one solitary program (app) at a time, as I understand it. Big drawback for any larger device.

What else? Bluetooth,ok, useful for the necessary keyboard accessory. Videos. Not really into those. If I were, I think I’d prefer a larger screen. Ditto games, except the MS FSX, which really needs a highest end gaming desktop and big screen. Movies? Sorry, I prefer my 40″ HD Sony. ANd I’m paying Comcast enough for TV, thank you.

Reading? This device is just another Netbook, screen-wise, as far as its book presentation goes. Too much eye strain for long reading sessions. Well yes I still believe the printed book offers the best reading experience.

If I were a road warrior or frequent flyer, I might view this device differently, but Im not into that. So, what is left? A larger iPhone? Sorry, I have an iPhone 3G, and I can tell you one thing fer sure, I sure aint paying more to AT&T for yet another Data Plan! They have messed up my bills enough already. Now, if this device had come with iPhone tethering ability, at litte extra charge, I might have perked up: numerous times, I wished I had a bigger screen while using my iPhone. But has AT&T kept their tethering promise of last summer? No. Not a word.

What else? Yes well it does look cool, I must admit, so teen hipsters will probably go for it, but I still think a 13″ MacBook Pro would be far better value for money, since with that you get the full Apple OS, ports, etc. Now there is something that would, and is, tempting me to consider Apple. I have had enough of Windows troubles. But that OS X, which is Apple’s biggest draw, is also missing from this iPad. Doesn’t leave much does it? (I did rather agree with the person who said, if they bought this device, they’d sell their iPHone and get a cheap-ish Verizon phone. That does make some sense.)

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-105 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:17:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-105 I got to get one for my 80-year old mother! An iPhone for geriatrics!

Kidding… I think the key for this will be, like the iPhone, in the apps. It may well carve out its own market, in ways already hinted at above.

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By: mike verzella http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-104 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:31:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-104 http://tenonedesign.com/sketch.php for your iphone/ipad stylus needs. drawing apps exist for the iphone already, with the added power and a bigger screen of the iPad, a ‘photoshop mobile’ is possible 😛

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By: Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-100 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:12:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-100 The ipad will be a complete hit for a medical bedside computer. Someone write some apps that call up x rays, pathology results etc and this thing will be used in hospitals across the world. You’d even be able to wipe it down with antiseptic solution!!!

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By: EGROUP http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-99 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:50:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-99 We are looking at them for a custom application for our traders working the floor.

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By: The Bell http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-98 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 06:02:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-98 Not a game changer – a short changer, nowhere near where it should be to merit the cost of ownership and all the apps you need for basic operation. Not now, in 2010.

What’s this thing saying, really? “Here’s a big clunky way you can give spend even more money on apps and AT&T without even making phonecalls!”

The sort of people willing to be seen in public with the ennuiPad are going to be the same sort of people who spend all day tweeting. Birdbrains.

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By: bigjim http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-96 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:20:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-96 its definitely a game changer, i dont own an iphone, wasnt all that impressed with, i never owned a mac (and don”t care to) but this thing im buying the day it comes out, very impressed and intrigued and the price point is unbelievable!!

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By: Traps http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-95 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:37:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-95 An SD reader will be available in the Camera Connectivity Kit.

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By: Apple Head http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/2010/01/27/is-apples-ipad-a-game-changer/comment-page-1/#comment-94 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:36:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mario-disimine/?p=242#comment-94 @ JM

this is exactly for those fields…

and for all you people who think so micro…there are so much more applications that can be made cheaply and launched to do more for the consumer…you just need to think big.

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