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Internet reaction of the Apple's new tablet the iPad has featured many mocking remarks. Many say the device's name sounds like a feminine hygiene product.
Many in public say the device's name sounds like a feminine hygiene product

On Wednesday Apple aired its long awaited tablet computer, which it dubbed the iPad.  Basically an oversized iPhone/iPod Touch, the new device hopes to capitalize on the popularity of these smaller products, filling the same niche as more traditional netbooks and UMPCs. 

Some Apple fans have indicated claimed the tablet will kill less full-featured e-Book readers like the Amazon Kindle or recent Sony Pocket Reader.  If that's the case, these competitors sure seem unusually nonchalant.

Sony, which actually competes with the tablet in two arenas -- eReaders (Sony Reader series) and mobile gaming (PSP Go) -- says that it may actually get a boost from the iPad. 

States  Steve Haber, president of Sony’s Digital Reading Division, "The introduction of another mobile device, which includes digital reading as part of its functionality, is a good thing for the digital book business.  Mobile devices with reading capabilities will play a key role in the paradigm shift from analog to digital content. At Sony, we’re focused on devices optimized for digital reading and believe that digital books sales will surpass print sales within five years, if not sooner."

Predicting the demise of print sales is certainly a bold move, but not a terribly new one; Amazon and Sony have been trumpeting that line for some time now.  The more interesting tidbit is that Sony actually thinks the increased attention about tablets and digital books surrounding the iPhone will actually help Sony's sales.

Sony certainly has a lot of business savvy in the field of digital books.  It is second only to Amazon in this arena, and it is estimated to own 35 percent of the market, selling an estimated 1 million units in 2009. 

One advantage it has over its new Apple competitor is perhaps a less obtrusive name; since its announcement the iPad has been lampooned by many readers who say it sounds like a feminine hygiene product.  Describes Annie Colbert on the blog "Holy Kaw!", "With "iTampon" quickly emerging as a trending Twitter topic, it's probably safe to say that many women found themselves cringing as they asked, 'Do any women work at Apple?'"

Ironically, the new Apple wonder-product shares its name with a fictional device devised in a MadTV skit -- an Apple feminine hygiene device called the iPad.  Writes "Dontstealmypen" a particularly prolific Twitter, "Will women send their husbands to the Apple store to buy iPads?" and "The iPad—Another embarrassing topic I get to discuss with my kids."



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If the iPad
By Sahrin on 1/29/2010 10:21:49 AM , Rating: 2
came in that box, I would buy one.




RE: If the iPad
By VitalyTheUnknown on 1/29/2010 10:33:42 AM , Rating: 5
RE: If the iPad
By Marlonsm on 1/29/2010 12:17:38 PM , Rating: 5
It's not far from that, the biggest difference is that the real one can't run 4 apps at the same time.


RE: If the iPad
By HEIJIHUHU on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By Gio6518 on 1/30/2010 10:48:55 AM , Rating: 2
i like apples inovations ooooops i meant stealing

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archi...

they dont create they just steal


RE: If the iPad
By ralniv on 1/30/2010 11:33:29 AM , Rating: 2
In Apple's defense, Steve Jobs praised the Kindle and said that Apple was standing on the Kindle's shoulders. In other words, Apple knows that they didn't invent or even popularize the e-book market. They just want to cash in on it. Portable music is another story... Apple did popularize that market with the ipod.

You also have to keep in mind that companies steel plenty from Apple as well. Amazon launched their own e-music store a few years back (as did many others) to try and cash in on the portable music market that Apple popularized. Microsoft (and others) created portable music/video devices to try and cash in on markets that Apple popularized. Windows 7 is a blatant homage to Mac OS X (or was "inspired" by OS X as stated by Microsoft Manager Simon Aldous) and Microsoft's touch/gesture tablets/tables are trying to cash in on Apple's multi-touch innovations.

You can bang Apple for "stealing" here, but plenty of companies stand on the shoulder of other company's innovations. If you don't see where Apple has innovated then you are blind with either jealously, ignorance or misinformation. Criticize their pricing model or their lack of state-of-the-art graphics cards or lack of customization, but innovation = Apple my friend.


RE: If the iPad
By quiksilvr on 1/30/2010 1:41:45 PM , Rating: 2
Apple USED to be innovative. They use to be the pioneers. But now, they are simply playing catch up.

1) They weren't the first to come out with LED backlit laptops and monitors.
2) They weren't the first (and still aren't) to come out with Blu ray computers.
3) They weren't the first to even announce a tablet. Although, in their defense, this is just a big ol' iPod Touch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI99t9k4aEE


RE: If the iPad
By ralniv on 1/30/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By quiksilvr on 1/30/2010 11:49:20 PM , Rating: 5
First off, they CLAIM its a ten hour battery life. That's going to be hard to believe, because IPS draws a lot more power than TFT. And, once again, they weren't the first to do it:
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/viewsonic-vp2...

Plus, their A4 system is just a custom made Snapdragon processor and nothing more. It's still a 1GHz processor (imagine running full OSX on that).

And this software is nothing new either. Its just a slightly revamped iPhone interface. iWork was cool, I hope to see it trickle down to their other devices.

Netbooks are cheap but if people are willing to dish out $500 for this, I show up this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Dual core processor, real graphics, decent RAM, decent HDD, n wireless and bluetooth, HDMI, memory card readers. It's the perfect netbook. It's battery life may not be all that impressive, but its surface area is roughly the size of a piece of paper. And it only weighs around 3 lbs.

The thing is, it is true that there are netbooks with a painful computer experience, but at least it HAS a computing experience. At least you can watch YouTube and work on a presentation at the same time. At least you can listen to music on the web and chat on facebook at the same time.

Jobs was in the perfect position to take aim at netbooks and demolish them. Instead, we get a big ol' iPod Touch. And what makes it worse? He did it on purpose, just like he did with the iPhone. When the iPhone came out, it didn't act remotely like a decent cellphone should. No picture or video messaging? No flash support (still)? No multitasking (still)? No video recording? No microSD slot (still)? No copy and paste? No video editing?

But using this strategy, he nabs a decent number of idiots to buy this thing, and come a year later, comes out with a better product, leaves the first adopters to wallow in their stupidity, and creates a storm in marketing. Businesses flourish on the stupidity of consumers.


RE: If the iPad
By porkpie on 1/31/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By Alexstarfire on 2/1/2010 9:37:42 AM , Rating: 2
FYI, all the ones that don't say (still) next to it mean it's in the newest generation of the iPhone.


RE: If the iPad
By porkpie on 1/31/2010 10:32:48 AM , Rating: 1
"Apple USED to be innovative. They use to be the pioneers. But now, they are simply playing catch up."

They were the first to implement multitouch in portable devices. They were the first to integrate accelerometers. They popularized and innovated the online app store.

Putting a blu ray player in a computer, when Sony has already millions of BR PS3s on the market, doesn't exactly constitute leadership.


RE: If the iPad
By darkhawk1980 on 2/1/2010 7:37:29 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
They were the first to integrate accelerometers.


Wii comes to mind. How about the various wireless mice that had accelerometers in them since 2003? The mice didn't catch on, but nonetheless, they were mass marketed and widely available at even brick and mortar stores....

I'll give you the multitouch, but even the 'app' store is a stretch....How long as Steam been around? 7 years now?


RE: If the iPad
By Gio6518 on 1/30/2010 7:22:44 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
but innovation = Apple my friend.


napster revolutionized the MP3 craze, and the original encoder was done by LAME, thats when saw the demand and apple was trying to push i believe it was aac or something like that then realized that it couldnt get it pushed through and adopted MP3, the only real thing i see apple has innovated was the ipod i must admit that was a great invention...but pretty much everything else they steal and try to reinvent and sometimes do it very well at first(apple has a great PR dept the lies and manipulates peoples minds to believe in their self proclaimed greatness look at READER 1.........this new ipad is just stolen ideas which were first seen with the one laptop per child program http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8428147.stm


RE: If the iPad
By insurgent on 2/3/2010 8:20:03 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Criticize their pricing model or their lack of state-of-the-art graphics cards or lack of customization, but innovation = Apple my friend.


Not innovation, far from it... when was the last time they did something truly new and unique ? Actually I think it's great marketing with a clear demographic: the hip/trendy and the posers with more money than sense


RE: If the iPad
By Dorkyman on 1/29/2010 12:19:10 PM , Rating: 5
Just like Tina Fey killed Sarah Palin's VP chances, I believe this MadTV clip from 2007 will destroy the new iPad.

I'm serious. Without any stunning new "killer app" need-to-have rationale, the functionally-limited iPad will be the butt of jokes, and Apple will quietly kill it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK2drIylnDw


RE: If the iPad
By Samus on 1/29/2010 12:26:58 PM , Rating: 2
I doubt it to that extreme, but yeah for $500-$700 this product will flop. An iPod Touch is half the price with considerably more functionality.


RE: If the iPad
By Belard on 1/29/2010 3:16:54 PM , Rating: 2
Sarah Palin destroyed herself...

She still continues to prove that shes an idiot. Man, she's so tough - she even quit her job as gov.

At least she'll be making $150,000 at this weekends tea-bag party convention. yeah, grass roots. LOL


RE: If the iPad
By Mortando on 1/29/2010 6:36:20 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, if it's good enough for Pee-Wee, it's good enough for me.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f7a03edbd7/pee-we...


RE: If the iPad
By hiscross on 1/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: If the iPad
By JBird7986 on 1/29/2010 12:30:43 PM , Rating: 5
What they didn't label on the box is that it's 10% more absorbent than Microsoft's competing product!


RE: If the iPad
By jonmcc33 on 1/29/2010 12:45:44 PM , Rating: 4
And 35% more cost as well. You can get a fully loaded MSI Wind with the new N450 Atom for $329. It has everything that the iPad doesn't.


RE: If the iPad
By Creig on 1/29/2010 2:27:14 PM , Rating: 5
From now on, please don't use the description "fully loaded" so close to the term "iPad".

Thank you.


RE: If the iPad
By reader1 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By ClownPuncher on 1/29/2010 4:53:22 PM , Rating: 4
A tablet is something you have to hold in front of you, or bend over a desk to read, a netbook opens up and the screen is already facing you. Why is it that something that is less functional (iPad) is being marketed as something better?


RE: If the iPad
By therealnickdanger on 1/30/2010 11:21:36 AM , Rating: 5
No, an iPad-buyer is someone that Apple holds in front of it and bends over a desk. It also opens up your wallet and takes your money while facing you, convincing you how unique and special you are for undergoing the experience.


RE: If the iPad
By Akrovah on 1/29/2010 7:12:24 PM , Rating: 3
A) Tablets have been around longer than netbooks.

B) Why do you think ths current evolution of the tablet (which admitedly more are sure to follow if it sells well for Apple) will in any way replace a netbook? Netbooks have more functionality and are a more comfortable and naturaly useable form factor for any kind of acutal work. having your screen level with your typing surface is a terrible idea to try and use it like that for any extended period of time.


RE: If the iPad
By reader1 on 1/30/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By QueBert on 1/30/10, Rating: -1
RE: If the iPad
By themaster08 on 1/30/2010 2:12:23 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
Yeah, like the Winds AWESOME touch screen with multi touch suppor.... wait never mind it doesn't have that shit.

Yeah, like the iPads AWESOME camera and multitasking suppor.... wait never mind it doesn't have that shit.


RE: If the iPad
By brshoemak on 1/29/2010 1:38:08 PM , Rating: 5
It will absorb your disposable income better also. Now that's a feature Steve Jobs can get behind.


Bostonians won't be able to buy it
By corduroygt on 1/29/2010 10:36:52 AM , Rating: 5
In Boston, ipod and ipad sound the same, so they would be given ipods when they actually asked for ipads.




RE: Bostonians won't be able to buy it
By EasyC on 1/29/2010 11:54:38 AM , Rating: 5
And they would get the same function out of either.


By mooncancook on 1/29/2010 1:33:34 PM , Rating: 5
And their only comment is "They sure look a lot bigger in the commercial, like the BigMac."


RE: Bostonians won't be able to buy it
By Lazarus Dark on 1/30/2010 11:36:45 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly. It's a big iPhone/iPod Touch. Literally.

Why are people even talking about it? It's not new in the least. The only thing I can see interesting about it is the possible use as a home automation remote. Otherwise, a 200$ netbook would have the same or better functionality. That said, the Appleheads will still buy it. And even though it won't ever be close to the best selling touchpad device, like the iPod, it will still be the "popular" choice, kinda like winning the election with electoral votes, but not actually getting the most votes.

I can't believe I wasted 60 seconds on this post


RE: Bostonians won't be able to buy it
By ralniv on 1/30/10, Rating: 0
By Alexstarfire on 1/31/2010 9:40:22 AM , Rating: 1
Most people don't care about multitouch, even those who have the ability to use it on their MacBook, like my father. Slightly more useful for zooming.... and that's it. Everything else can be done easier and quicker via mouse or keyboard. Granted that for a tablet I can't exactly say how it'll work out. Seeing a review would be nice, but we've still got a wait for that. Same about the battery life. It'd be great to see 10 hours of video playback, but somehow I seriously doubt that.

Landscape or portrait orientation is also a rather moot point as well since any tablet should function like that. I'm sure for many a tablet though that it'd involve having to change some video options, but they could have an application running to let you do it through the taskbar like they do on laptops.

I can give you thinner and lighter, but it's not a bother for me and it shouldn't be for most people. If you can't carry around 3 pounds then you probably have far bigger problems than what "computer" is best for you. I carry my "heavy" laptop around with my school books and have zero problems. I don't know the exact weight of my laptop including the charger but 5+ lbs seems pretty reasonable. Hell, it doesn't even weigh as much as most of my school books.

I'd rather not have this thing be thinner either, but that's cause it will be easier to break if someone happened to sit on it. I've had people sit on my laptop before and it's perfectly fine. If this thing or the MacBook Air got sat on I'm sure it'd be quite fucked up.

Although, I can say that if you're going to be playing videos, especially HD videos, you're likely not going to be going with the $499 iPad. 16 GB of HD video isn't very much by itself, let alone with other apps and music on there. And if you want to stream most of the time then you got to at least get 3G cause you can't get WiFi everywhere. The extra things you have to buy to make this tablet functional put it well above $499. I think $130 just to be able to pay for a 3G service is absurd, but Apple has always been that way to me. Even if you only go up to the 32GB model with no 3G you're up to $600 which put's you out of range on just about every netbook, likely all but I haven't looked in a while, and you get less functionality.

I don't see any good wins for Apple in there.

I would also like to point out that you are quite right that netbooks and most laptops in general have crappy displays. Laptops suffer in a similar fate to all of Apple's computer, lack of customization. Having a nice display would be great if we had the option, but we almost never do unless it's a top-of-the-line model.... and even then not necessarily. I don't have a problem with it since my laptop is not my primary device for anything. It does gaming, videos, and everything else my desktop does but I only use it when I have to. Like at school. I'm not exactly worried about how awesome my game or video looks when I'm only playing it for short periods of time. Games even less so since that was not the purpose of this laptop and henceforth sucks at playing many games. If, however, I was to use a mobile computer primarily to play videos, pictures, games, image editing, etc... that I would love ,and need, a great display. Very few people fall into that category though. As such any display that allows you to do all those things decently will do just fine. You may not feel that way, but you would just fall into the same category as all the graphics whores for games do, to me anyway.

Simple fact that you can't multitask should turn everyone away in this day and age. That's just inexcusable.


64-bit/32-bit incompatibility
By crystal clear on 1/30/2010 3:28:34 AM , Rating: 2
For all those complaining about the lack of FLASH on Apple products-

NOTE- Flash Player is only available as a 32-bit binary.
64-bit apps cannot run 32-bit plugins.

The fact that Flash is still a 32-bit binary despite the fact that Apple wants to go 64-bit system-wide.

Flash remains 32-bit and there’s nothing Apple can do about it.

Apple doesn’t have the source code to Flash,

so only Adobe can make Flash Player 64-bit compatible.

They haven’t yet !


The point I wish to focus or highlight is -

Software companies dont have the will to move completely to 64 bit computing.
They give various excuses about cost/market demand etc that I certainly dont find it acceptable.

You have the hardware & Microsoft 64 bit O.S. but the lack of drivers restricts you move to 64 bit computing.

The only way to force companies to switch over completely to 64 bit computing is by getting Microsoft themselves dump 32 bit O.S. & sell 64 bit O.S ONLY.

Here an execellent opportunity-

Windows 8:

RTM: Friday, July 1, 2011
Mainstream Support: Friday, July 1, 2011 – Thursday, July 1, 2016
Extended Support: Friday, July 1, 2016 – Thursday, July 1, 2021

http://msftkitchen.com/2010/01/windows-8-rtm-july-...




RE: 64-bit/32-bit incompatibility
By themaster08 on 1/31/2010 11:35:06 AM , Rating: 2
Huh?!

We're not talking about Safari on OSX for Mac here. Flash is available for that.

Having an x86 binary is absolutely irrelevant. The iPad, iPod touch and iPhone have ARM processors, not IA-32, therefore do not use x86 code.

Adobe are more than willing to support Apple's devices with Flash, Apple refuse to let them.

Was your post meant to be a joke? Because if it was, I just didn't get it.


RE: 64-bit/32-bit incompatibility
By crystal clear on 2/1/2010 8:53:12 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
The iPad, iPod touch and iPhone have ARM processors, not IA-32, therefore do not use x86 code.


A4, a system-on-a-chip (SoC) that reportedly combines a low-power CPU, a graphics processing unit (GPU), and other hardware, much of which is still confidential.

No details about the A4 chip have been released by Apple,rather everybody in quick time are eager to grade it as a chip based on an Arm processor core.

No evidence PA Semi designed a heavily modified chips with Arm processors to fit into specific mobile devices.

No evidence that ipad has a Arm processor core.

Yes other tablets from leading OEMs are Arm based that doesnt mean the ipad should be the same.

The A4 chip was designed for portable products, and modified chips based on the architecture are prime candidates to be used in new iPhone versions.

The iPad shares many characteristics with the iPhone, so the A4 chip itself or its variants could ultimately make it to the iPhone.
A variant of the A4 chip could make iPhones much faster.

The iPhone 3G S does use an Arm-based system-on-chip made by Samsung.

quote:
Adobe are more than willing to support Apple's devices with Flash, Apple refuse to let them


H.264 and HTML5 used by Apple will make flash useless. Google is promoting HTML5 intensively, then its a question of time,everybody will use it.

quote:
Was your post meant to be a joke?


The point I wish to focus or highlight is -

Software companies dont have the will to move completely to 64 bit computing.
They give various excuses about cost/market demand etc that I certainly dont find it acceptable.

You have the hardware & Microsoft 64 bit O.S. but the lack of drivers restricts you move to 64 bit computing.

The only way to force companies to switch over completely to 64 bit computing is by getting Microsoft themselves dump 32 bit O.S. & sell 64 bit O.S ONLY.

Here an execellent opportunity-

Windows 8:

RTM: Friday, July 1, 2011
Mainstream Support: Friday, July 1, 2011 – Thursday, July 1, 2016
Extended Support: Friday, July 1, 2016 – Thursday, July 1, 2021



By Alexstarfire on 2/1/2010 9:41:43 AM , Rating: 3
Even if HTML5 does end up taking over, why PURPOSEFULLY cut off support for something that is insanely popular now?


RE: 64-bit/32-bit incompatibility
By themaster08 on 2/1/2010 5:13:19 PM , Rating: 2
That's fair enough, however you did say -

quote:
For all those complaining about the lack of FLASH on Apple products

Which was really generic, so I was mainly focussing my point at the iPhone and iPod.

If this chip was IA-32/AMD64 compatible, Apple would have had to retreive a licence from Intel and AMD, therefore we would have heard about it.

I hear this "A4" chip is just a rebadged Snapdragon.


By crystal clear on 2/3/2010 4:12:50 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
A4, a system-on-a-chip (SoC) that reportedly combines a low-power CPU, a graphics processing unit (GPU), and other hardware, much of which is still confidential.


Doing a bit of research I notice-

Apple holds a 9.5% stake in Imagination Technologies
whilst Intel hold a 16% stake in the above company.

Apple is a "multi-year, multi-IP, multi-use" licensee of Imagination's current and future portfolio of PowerVR mobile graphics components, including the next generation PowerVR SGX VXD video IP cores.

POWERVR SGX545 is available for licensing now. The IP is already proven in silicon in a test chip from Imagination and licensed by a lead partner .


http://www.imgtec.com/News/Release/index.asp?NewsI...

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG; "Imagination") - a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property ("SoC IP") - reports that it has signed a licence agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Samsung") with respect to certain POWERVR SGX graphics and VXD video IP cores.

This licence enables Samsung to manufacture semiconductor devices which integrate these IP cores from Imagination.



http://www.imgtec.com/News/Release/index.asp?NewsI...

Like Apple, Intel is also a licensee of Imaginations technology, which it plans to incorporate into its Atom processor for netbooks and other mobile internet devices (MIDS).

The door is open for Apple to incorporate future versions of Intel's Atom line of mobile processors, which also incorporate Imagination's PowerVR graphics cores.

By licensing Imagination's graphics technology directly, Apple can keep itself flexible to adopt any mobile processor architecture while retaining a competitive edge in graphics performance.

quote:
I hear this "A4" chip is just a rebadged Snapdragon.


Read this-
Mobile Snapdragon Processor to hit 1.5Ghz, Dual-Core in 2010

http://www.pcworld.com/article/186737/mobile_snapd...


Print Advertising
By btc909 on 1/29/2010 10:41:14 AM , Rating: 1
Print Advertising needs to die. Some surviving on physical sales & survive off of subscriptions & advertising. Sad thing is when I have something to sell I use either eBay or Craigslist. The newspaper is far too expensive.




RE: Print Advertising
By CColtManM on 1/29/2010 11:30:33 AM , Rating: 2
You have got to be kidding. Putting an advert in the newspaper is way cheaper than eBay. Craigslist though, is free, so i can't comment on that.


RE: Print Advertising
By RjBass on 1/29/2010 12:57:47 PM , Rating: 3
Yes but what good is putting an ad in a newspaper when nobody reads it?

The Kansas City Star has resorted to sending out their entire Sunday ads sections to residents of the Kansas City metro area for free, just so that they can keep their ad revenue going strong by saying that nearly all residents of the metro areas still read the paper.

Truth is, most people just move the ad section of the paper from their doorstep directly to the recycle bin without ever looking at it.


RE: Print Advertising
By Oregonian2 on 1/29/2010 2:01:52 PM , Rating: 2
Undoubtedly true, in the same way the vast majority of folk in that area probably ignore Craig's list daily as well. Just that it doesn't cost anything to do that, while the paper has some incremental cost.

One only looks at the ads (or Craigslist) when one is actually looking to buy something (used/cheap) specific -- and that's probably something that happens infrequently. Certainly is for me anyway.

P.S. - I think I read that eBay was dropping their ad insertion fee (taking the sales-cut only).


RE: Print Advertising
By HighWing on 1/29/2010 2:20:35 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Putting an advert in the newspaper is way cheaper than eBay.


I would love to know what paper it is you advertise in. Because right now I'm selling 3 different items on eBay. And my total cost is just under $2 an item for a 7 day listing "with" pictures! Show me a newspaper that sells ads like that for cheaper then $2? (Yes that is including final sale cost) And when you consider that an ebay listing is seen by the entire internet and not just your local town/city, that is defiantly cheaper and better then any newspaper ad.


RE: Print Advertising
By Farfignewton on 1/31/2010 7:55:02 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
And when you consider that an ebay listing is seen by the entire internet


you're wrong. ;)

But still probably reaching a much greater number of interested people.


IPad = large IPod touch
By bjolm on 1/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: IPad = large IPod touch
By RjBass on 1/29/2010 11:32:46 AM , Rating: 2
Ummmm, the iPad comes in 3g models as well. It's been the plan since the beginning.


RE: IPad = large IPod touch
By Bateluer on 1/29/2010 11:56:57 AM , Rating: 4
3G models start at 630 dollars. Laptop would be the better buy in that price range.


By wetwareinterface on 1/30/2010 6:57:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
If Apple were to simply include 3G access (for internet) on the iPad, to create true mobile connectivity, along with video chat apps (and GotoMeeting functionality, etc.), then I know a huge number of people who would buy it.


they, as previously stated, already have a 3g model.

and what "huge number" of people will buy a product for video chatting... wait for it...wait for it...

with no video camera in the device to do such?


RE: IPad = large IPod touch
By Chocobollz on 2/1/2010 10:39:07 AM , Rating: 2
You seems very proud of getting a 3G with your overpriced hardware, how about a 3.5G EVDO cellphone for US$ 150 sounds? You feel getting ripped off? You betcha :P The K-Touch E329 feature a touchscreen, dual-on GSM & EVDO Rev. A, 2 MP cam, etc.

Or if that's not enough, how about a WinMo smartphones with 3.5G, 2.5" TFT touchscreen, WiFi, QWERTY keyboards, and 3.2 MP cam, all for US$ 270? A ZTE N75 could give you that.

Apple is certainly not the best bang for the buck ;-)


Bandwidth
By darthbinky on 1/29/2010 11:44:00 AM , Rating: 5
So are they going to release Heavy Flow models for high-bandwidth users?




RE: Bandwidth
By AnimeRomeo on 1/30/2010 3:48:00 PM , Rating: 3
That would be the iPon. Adjusts to everyone's unique bandwidth for superior data leak protection.


By muhahaaha on 1/30/2010 1:45:00 AM , Rating: 2
How is it that Steve Jobs can release an IPhone with 4x the screen resolution and an underpowered processor and no actual phone functionality, no real open connectivity (USB Port, SD memory) as the next great thing? Oh, I can buy a real keyboard, but it has to come directly from Apple as an additional expense?

He is nothing more than a vacuum cleaner salesman hyping up an inferior product. Tablet computers have been around for nearly a decade and have failed.

If Mr. Jobs took a dump in a box, he could sell it for at least $500.

I cringe at this news and how the media has sucked it up. He has got to be getting blown daily by fox, ny times, and others.

This iPad is two steps backward and locks people into buying proprietary crap from the iTunes Store which is inferior to what can be had on a netbook or PC for free.

I really shouldn't care that people are such suckers, but I unfortunately do.

I hope Google or Microsoft stick it to them where it hurts. I've never been a fan of these companies, but after this silliness, someone needs to really stand up and put them in their place.




By muhahaaha on 1/30/2010 1:56:36 AM , Rating: 2
not to mention that their best selling app ever is "iFart". That says a lot about their users.


By themaster08 on 1/30/2010 2:14:20 AM , Rating: 2
Well considering their heads are lodged up their asses, they need something else to make farting noises for them.


iPad not in same market as PSP
By cochy on 1/29/2010 12:08:57 PM , Rating: 3
I don't know why you always insist on comparing Apple's portable electronics to the PSP. There do not compete with each other. Someone looking for a purely portable gaming system will not purchase an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. They will purchase a PSP, Nintendo DS or something similar. Not only are the Apple product 3x the price they also lack 10x the gaming power and control. When God of War, Final Fantasy and Grand Theft Auto are released on the iPad then we can start making comparisons.




RE: iPad not in same market as PSP
By Johnmcl7 on 1/30/2010 2:53:26 PM , Rating: 2
...but the market doesn't seem to, over Christmas I was surprised at the amount of my friend's kids wanting Ipod Touchs not for music/video but for gaming. While I much prefer a PSP/DS for portable gaming there does seem to be plenty out there happy with a Touch for gaming.

John


By semiconshawn on 1/29/2010 1:45:46 PM , Rating: 4
Look at all the new things you can do. Email, web, music, movies, games. What a break through. You can watch hulu, or stream pandora while surfing ...oh wait no. You can video chat while you download you pictures from your sd card.....oh wait no. You can hook up a memory stick to the usb ports to add pics, music and video on the go...oh wait no. Ok well maybe it wont do everything but it will do nothing impressive very quickly with that revolutionary Apple SoC. Neat for teenage kids to throw in the back pack or Apple fans to show each other. Shiny Toy.




Whats in a name......lots of $$$$$$
By crystal clear on 1/30/2010 1:27:57 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Ironically, the new Apple wonder-product shares its name with a fictional device devised in a MadTV skit


Shows little research done by the author,this name was already in existance with computer related products- run your search engine to do some research.

Read this-

It’s Fujitsu’s iPad from 2002.

Sold mainly in the United States, the multifunctional device from the Tokyo technology company helps shop clerks verify prices, check real-time inventory data and close sales on the go.

Fujitsu, which applied for an iPad trademark in 2003, is claiming first dibs, setting up a fight with Apple over the name of the new tablet device that Apple plans to sell starting in March.

“It’s our understanding that the name is ours,” Masahiro Yamane, director of Fujitsu’s public relations division, said Thursday. He said Fujitsu was aware of Apple’s plans to sell the iPad tablet and that the company was consulting lawyers over next steps.

Fujitsu’s iPad, which runs on Microsoft’s CE.NET operating system, has a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, an Intel processor and Wi-fi and Bluetooth connections; it also supports VoIP telephone calls over the Internet, a technology also used by Skype.

“Mobile is a keyword for Fujitsu’s iPad, too,” Mr. Yamane said. “With the iPad, workers don’t have to keep running back to a computer. They have everything right at their fingertips.”

Apple may have an edge on pricing, however: the iPads from Fujitsu can sell for more than $2,000, compared with $499 for an entry-model iPad from Apple.

Fujitsu's application to trademark the iPad name stalled because of an earlier filing by Magtek, an information technology security company based in Seal Beach, California, for a handheld number-encrypting device.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office listed Fujitsu’s application as abandoned in early 2009, but the company revived its application in June.

The following month, Apple used a proxy to apply for an international trademark for the iPad. It has since filed a string of requests with the U.S. Patent Office for more time to oppose Fujitsu’s application. Apple has until Feb. 28 to say whether it will oppose Fujitsu’s claims to the iPad name.

While the dispute between Fujitsu and Apple centers on the United States, there are other iPads around the world. The German conglomerate Siemens uses the name for engines and motors, while a Canadian lingerie company, Coconut Grove Pads, has the right to market iPad padded bras.

Apple faced a similar spat three years ago with Cisco Systems over the iPhone name. The two companies eventually negotiated a settlement.



http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/technology/compa...




By crystal clear on 1/30/2010 2:16:42 AM , Rating: 2
More links after some simple search-

The world's first iPod building
Fittingly named the iPad

the iPad residential tower in Dubai.

Developer Omniyat Properties is planning to finance the building, which is set to house 200 flats by 2009.

At 23-stories high, the iPad will sit atop a docking station at a 6 degree angle, but as yet there's no click wheel incorporated.



http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/6001/worlds-first-...

IPAD (Internet Personal Access Device)*

http://www.birdhouse.org/beos/byte/07-IPAD/

????? iPad

a memo-taking iPhone and iPod touch app that's available, of all places, in Apple's own online App Store.

http://www.groove-systems.com/ip/memo.php

a simple but stylish lightweight kitset building.

http://www.ipad.net.nz/

There are plenty more links to quote like the above.

Just like this author of the article who is lazy to do some basic research,even

APPLE got to do a lot of research before choosing a brand name !.... .

This NOT the first time Apple got it wrong !

Drop the i forever its problematic !

Time to come up with something original !


What they left out
By amanojaku on 1/29/2010 10:37:30 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
States Steve Haber, president of Sony’s Digital Reading Division, "The introduction of another mobile device, which includes digital reading as part of its functionality, is a good thing for the digital book business. Mobile devices with reading capabilities will play a key role in the paradigm shift from analog to digital content. At Sony, we’re focused on devices optimized for digital reading and believe that digital books sales will surpass print sales within five years, if not sooner."
"And if Apple hadn't made such a lame netbook it might have been sooner, and we'd be boned. What a relief!"




Stupid
By tjr508 on 1/29/2010 1:56:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Mobile devices with reading capabilities will play a key role in the paradigm shift from analog to digital content.


I don't think I've ever heard of an analog book before.




True Story About iPad Design
By mattspeer01 on 1/29/2010 4:22:36 PM , Rating: 2
http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/franti...

This is a true story about how Steve Jobs came up with this design.




iTab...
By roostitup on 1/29/2010 8:13:50 PM , Rating: 2
Should have been the products name. Apple, you shot yourself in the foot!




Innovation
By IntelUser2000 on 1/30/2010 9:47:03 PM , Rating: 2
The iPhone HAS its merits. It's a high-end smartphone with ease of use and enough features to justify its high price. The overlapping is not big for smartphones like the iPhone.

My obsession with mobile computers resulted in me buying a UMPC, Viliv S5. I could see why devices like that aren't popular.

Market for Tablets SIMPLY won't exist, beyond a select niche. The iPad does not do anything to rectify that problem. The price is way too high and will compete with much better functioning Notebooks, and the device is not small enough to carry around in a pocket. It is also much more expensive than a Netbook which has equal/better functions.

As much as Netbooks are criticized, its much more practical than THIS "iPad" or any other Tablet.




Is the new touch device
By hadifa on 1/31/2010 8:39:58 PM , Rating: 2
user friendly?




The Maxi of the Year !!
By Toolius on 2/5/2010 10:13:19 AM , Rating: 2
The Maxi Of the year !!!

Probably still wont stop me from getting one .. LOL (READ - SUCKER) :P




More Tech | Less flame?
By Vagisil on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: More Tech | Less flame?
By dubldwn on 1/29/2010 11:34:27 AM , Rating: 5
So says Vagisil. LOL!!


RE: More Tech | Less flame?
By tfk11 on 1/29/2010 2:11:39 PM , Rating: 2
Um... claiming rights to a product name != more Tech.


Cheap online shopping
By sdfasdgdhasdf on 1/30/10, Rating: -1
The iPad will change human society.
By reader1 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: The iPad will change human society.
By gibb3h on 1/29/2010 10:42:36 AM , Rating: 5
How could closed platform computing ever be viewed as a good thing?


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By reader1 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: The iPad will change human society.
By weskurtz0081 on 1/29/2010 11:11:44 AM , Rating: 4
End wide spread piracy? Huh?

How much is Steve paying you? Seriously? One of the most significant inventions in human history? Where do you come up with this stuff?


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By Inkjammer on 1/29/2010 11:35:09 AM , Rating: 3
Especially considering how easy is to jailbreak and iPhone and install pirated apps on here, I could equally see this as being the "go to" device for book pirating.

If anything, the iPhone proved pirating was not only easy to do, but fun (given how much extra functionality could get out of your device and installing apps denied by the App Store!).


By The0ne on 1/29/2010 12:48:32 PM , Rating: 2
The actual pirating/hacking is the fun part. The following, leeching, copy-cats, and what have you are the not-so-fun things to do :)


By nuarbnellaffej on 1/30/2010 4:15:21 AM , Rating: 3
I've said it before, and I will say it agian, reader1 is a puppet account. I have no idea who controls him, but someone is controling him, he has like 500+ comments with a rating of less than zero.

Do you think even the most die hard fanboi would say the ipad is the most important invention in human history? Lets face it, reader1 is FAKE!


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By BioRebel on 1/29/2010 11:25:51 AM , Rating: 2
XD What?
How can limiting consumer choice and forcing developers to write only what apple approves help innovation?


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By reader1 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: The iPad will change human society.
By drzoo2 on 1/29/2010 12:57:16 PM , Rating: 3
Are you completely mad? When I bought my last smart phone I wouldn't even consider the iPhone. Not because it isn't arguably the best piece of harware/engineering, but because it is by far the most closed piece of shit I have ever seen.

Btw, I would like to know your definition of piracy? Just by the fact an Iphone has been jail broke does this qualify as an act piracy? Just because Apple no longer gets a cut of the software loaded on the phone? There are tons of free apps and non infringing uses for a jail broken iPhone. None of which have anything to due with stolen code.

Keep your overlords to your self. I choose freedom, even if that means the ocassional hiccup along the way.

I'm in no way a Microsoft fan but Apple is pure evil.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By tjr508 on 1/29/2010 2:57:44 PM , Rating: 1
The closed platform had a lot to due with me buying an iPhone. I like the fact that it does almost everything that I want it to do while the closed platform makes it worry-free. I can't afford the occasional hiccup along the way since I'm on call most of the time and a missed call could mean tens of thousands of dollars lost for my employer.


By themaster08 on 1/29/2010 3:12:21 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
I can't afford the occasional hiccup along the way since I'm on call most of the time and a missed call could mean tens of thousands of dollars lost for my employer.

Well in that case, picking an iPhone has probably already lost your employer tens of millions of dollars.


By piroroadkill on 2/1/2010 7:37:33 AM , Rating: 2
I can't imagine a phone I'd rather choose less if I wanted a basic, reliable phone that was good at making and receiving phone calls, and had good battery life and signal quality.

This describes something the iPhone simply is not, regardless of whether you like the iPhone


By piroroadkill on 2/1/2010 7:37:47 AM , Rating: 2
I can't imagine a phone I'd rather choose less if I wanted a basic, reliable phone that was good at making and receiving phone calls, and had good battery life and signal quality.

This describes something the iPhone simply is not, regardless of whether you like the iPhone


By damianrobertjones on 1/29/2010 1:54:34 PM , Rating: 2
Touchscreens for pcs have been around for awhile now. Tosh M750 anyone?


By themaster08 on 1/29/2010 2:13:46 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Engadget got over 10 times as many comments for the iPad launch as it did for the Windows 7 launch.

Yeah, of which probably 99% commented to make fun of the name of this mockery "revolutionary" device.

quote:
There haven't been any big advancements, like motion sensing or touchscreens, on the PC.

I take it you've never heard of mice like the Logitech MX Air?
Touchscreens have been available for PC's for years, of which Apple's idea for the iPad derives specifically from Tablet PC's. Umm.....what about 3D gaming? That's one of the latest advancements to come from PC's. Neural Impulse Actuators?

quote:
Restricting computers will benefit

No one.

quote:
App consoles are the future.

You're absolutely delusional.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By themaster08 on 1/29/2010 3:28:53 PM , Rating: 3
Closed platform computing is what encourages piracy.

People will be more encouraged to jailbreak/hack a device that is locked down, than they would be with an open platform. People aren't robots. Many like to rebel against the norm.

Just as others will be encouraged to write/pirate apps for those jailbroken/hacked devices.

When Apps are denied, developers aren't going to go down without a fight after spending their time, money and efforts making quality Apps. There have been many quality Apps that have been denied in the App store, yet crap manages to get accepted. That's discouraging for developers.

Consumers won't stand for this either. They will rebel and find their own ways of getting those Apps on their devices.

The iPhone is absolute proof of this.

Closed platform computing would be an absolute failure on a mass scale.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By drzoo2 on 1/29/2010 7:40:56 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure why you were modded down because you are mostly spot on. My hacked original Xbox running XBMC which is more versatile than any PS3 or 360 will every be agrees with you. Until they finally get hacked too.

Look at Google voive on the Iphone. They managed to shirt the system by going mobile with HTML5. I'm sure Apples next move will be to block all traffic from Safari to Google.com. It's for your own good!


By themaster08 on 1/30/2010 2:17:52 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Not sure why you were modded down because you are mostly spot on.

The misfortune of replying to a troll I'm afraid.


By semo on 1/29/2010 11:45:05 AM , Rating: 2
Closed platform -> Good, secure and can't be cracked or pirated... aha gotcha

Just a few small things:
iPhones can be jailbroken
Psystar
Mac OS X VMs
http://www.dailytech.com/Code+Posted+Online+Takes+...

Yep. The closed platform king has it all sewn up... almost


By jvillaro on 1/29/2010 11:49:42 AM , Rating: 2
Oh dear lord, please tell me you're secretly Steve Jobs.


By japlha on 1/29/2010 1:49:22 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
There's no way to overstate the importance of Apple's iPad. It's easily one of the most significant inventions in human history.


Fire, the Wheel, Writing, ICE... IPad.

Good stuff made me laugh.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By aapocketz on 1/29/2010 1:44:12 PM , Rating: 2
As much as it makes me cringe, I kind of agree to an extent; I think it has enormous mass market appeal. The limitations of this device could be seen as benefits for many users who need a simple unintimidating interface and a closed ecosystem that many are comfortable in. Probably by the second generation or a price drop, and some software upgrade I could see this really catching on (not atypical for many Apple products).

Complaints

The name iPad
people will get used to it (hey wii caught on). It also relates well to the iPod, a strong brand and a direct ancestor to this device. I can say "pad of paper" without giggling now.

no multitasking
heavy multitasking on a relatively small intimidates people, a full osx experience is just a bad match to this device. I imagine they will add ways to do simple multitasking like chat clients, music apps and so on in a seamless manner that work with other programs.

no USB ports
hardware ports are convenient and reliable, but hurt the aesthetics of the device, and can intimidate users. Wireless is the future, and most external interfaces will use bluetooth/wifi.

no HDMI port
this device is all about the touchscreen, connecting it to an external display is outside of the devices goals. If you were going to use it as a presentation tablet, you would want it wireless anyway.

No SD card reader
This would be nice, but again wireless - buy a eyefi card?

No Adobe flash
Adobe flash may be added to the device in a software update, though not having it isn't a deal breaker to many iphone buyers, so why would this be different?

No camera
They probably will add a front facing camera for the next gen version, or whenever they feel that 3G can support seamless video chat. Its just an obvious killer app.

Not E-Ink
Currently I view kindle and other e-ink devices as novels. This is more like a magazine, though it can obviously handle light ebook reading and is backlit for viewing in more environments. There is room in the marketplace for both types of devices.

Apple has marketed this device as a midpoint between the smartphone and a laptop, implying that someone would have all 3 devices. While that may be the case with some early adopters, I think they target audience is really the mass of people who have dumb phones/landlines and don't have a computer or their computer is way out of date and they just use it for web access and simple word processing. Thats a whole lot of people, and this device may be perfect for them, allowing them not to even need the laptop/desktop computer.

I personally dislike this device, and kinda wish it never existed, but I think it and similar devices will play a dominant role in the future.


By bigboxes on 1/29/2010 8:04:57 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe, but it will have to evolve to survive as there will be fierce competition. I really don't understand why you can't install other codecs besides H264 and use containers other than .m4v, .mp4 and .mov. I want to be able to use my hardware as I see fit. I hate closed platforms with no means to customize as I want. Apple does inovate on the form factor. Others will follow and perfect. I will pass until then.


By Alexstarfire on 2/1/2010 9:53:10 AM , Rating: 2
I've really got to say something about your SD card and USB port points. While wireless may be taking over does that mean that you should instantly drop support for what people already have. Apple does this a lot and for some reason it never seems to hurt them, which makes no sense. It's the same thing with Flash support. Many others have pointed out that HTML5 is going to take over. That's all fine if it does, but with Flash so widespread ATM what is the advantage, if any, of simply not having it at all? I say it's none. Simply having the option to use it would be nice, even if very few actually use it.

And multitasking? Are you kidding me? Multitasking intimidates people? Do these people live in a cave? Adding multitasking would change the UI very little, if any depending on how it's set up already. Hell, when I want to close an application on my phone it simply asks me if I want to close it or leave it running. Very simple. Seems like it's just going to be yet another feature that they'll tack on later and end up selling more iPads because of it. So damn stupid just like the original iPhone was. I can give it a decent interface, but that's all. I've barely used any smartphones so I can't really compare it to others at that time, but even my non-smartphone was far better than the original iPhone and apart from the App store now and the web (cause of screen size)... still is. Worst part is..... it's not even a new phone. In fact, it's been discontinued.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By Inkjammer on 1/29/2010 10:51:02 AM , Rating: 3
The iPad is revolutionary? It's just a larger iPod Touch. It's nothing that didn't already exist, and in better, more easily portable formats that can fit in your pocket.

Maybe if it had a slide out keyboard without relying on an overpriced dock accessory to give you basic functionality. Maybe if it had multitasking so I could check my e-mail, read AIM messages, then go back to what I was reading. Maybe if it had any advantage over a netbook other than "I can touch the screen". Typing on my iPhone can be annoying enough as it is. As a quasi-Mac fan, I just can't see any advantage this thing has over the industry.

Then again, maybe I just don't need a $500-850 device to let me read books (that I still have to pay for on top of everything else).


By Oregonian2 on 1/29/2010 2:09:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Then again, maybe I just don't need a $500-850 device to let me read books (that I still have to pay for on top of everything else


It's not a book reading device (get a Kindle or other eInk gadget for that). iPad is more of a Magazine/newspaper reading device. Something for lightweight reading.

P.S. - I think Archos has had a tablet out for some time now. They just don't give such "personal feminine" names to their products, even though they're a French company.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By martinrichards23 on 1/29/2010 10:53:39 AM , Rating: 2
Its true that there are plenty of inventions and ideas that were ridiculed at first, but we now take for granted.

But to suggest that *because* something is ridiculed means it falls into the same category is plain dumb.

The problem is that we just don't really remember the countless failed inventions and ideas.

I think the iPad will most likely be a flop.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By reader1 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
By weskurtz0081 on 1/29/2010 11:28:05 AM , Rating: 2
So, you think that all the OTHER technology won't do the same? Seriously, how much are you being paid?


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By jvillaro on 1/29/2010 11:55:40 AM , Rating: 3
Dude I don't care about 4 or 5 years, the world will end in 2012!

:)
Please put down your glass of kool-aid.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By Akrovah on 1/29/2010 7:32:43 PM , Rating: 2
That guy doesn't have a glass, he has a 40.


By Alexstarfire on 1/30/2010 6:37:21 PM , Rating: 2
He doesn't have a 40, he has a keg..... all to himself.


By bupkus on 1/29/2010 4:46:34 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
In 4-5 years...

We'll talk then.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By StevoLincolnite on 1/29/2010 10:53:32 AM , Rating: 1
Say what? You cant name something after a tampon... Or make it sound like "iShat" and expect it to be a successful product!

The Wii and the iShat are completely 2 different products... Personally I rather a Tablet from Dell running Windows 7 than that thing... It doesn't even look elegant in my opinion.

Plus... I still ridicule the Wii, I prefer PC gaming over that thing any day. (Even if it's a successful product, it doesn't mean I will ever buy it, or even consider buying it.)

Sorry, but you have your head in the clouds again on this one, Apple is not the be-all-end-all of tech companies, it doesn't dominate every single market it is in. (PC Market, Smart Phone Market etc')

It's also far from a revolutionary product, we have had tablets in the past, it's more of an evolutionary one at best with non-x86 compliant hardware. (I would get it if it used an Atom or something, so I could Install Windows 7 on it).


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By The0ne on 1/29/2010 12:58:07 PM , Rating: 2
Seeing as how one liking games is subjective to begin with, declaring that you will NEVER play a certain console platform over another option is pure ignorance. The only person foolish enough to believe and go along with this is you, and maybe a few fellows here.

Imagine, you say and do the same thing during the Atari age or the Nintendo/Sega/Sony age. Think of what you've missed. Think of the tech, the games, the fun, the excitement. All this because you think it's ugly or something rather? What about future gaming consoles that say provide complete VR? Are you going to stick to your PC gaming and make the same comments? "Damn that helmet looks stupid on you, I would never get that xxxxx." Oh, don't get into 3D tv too, the glasses suck big time lol.

You're not a gamer, you're an idiot. You obviously have no clue what you want and what you're life is missing.

Why would you get an iPad with an Atom when you have just said we had tablets? Would it be better then to have a more powerful computing platform rather than installing win7 on a weaker one? The size maybe? Umm, you didn't like it did you? The design? Umm, you didn't like it either.


By StevoLincolnite on 1/29/2010 1:27:52 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Seeing as how one liking games is subjective to begin with, declaring that you will NEVER play a certain console platform over another option is pure ignorance. The only person foolish enough to believe and go along with this is you, and maybe a few fellows here.


Yes it is subjective and I was placing my own personal view on the topic, the Wii is more of a Casual Games platform, and it's genre's that are available do not appeal to me. (Party, Kid games etc').

Nothing against Nintendo if that's what you think, I grew up with the NES and Snes, and had many golden gaming moments, but I've out-grown games like Mario and Donkey Kong and lust for other games like Dragon Age, Borderlands, Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Crysis, Unreal Tournament etc'.
The Wii in itself doesn't have the graphical prowess to show these games the way they were meant to be played, and the Wii mote cannot replace the mouse for me in that regard either.

Oh yes that's ignorant and foolish because the games that I -WANT- to play are not available on that particular platform, sheesh.

quote:
Imagine, you say and do the same thing during the Atari age or the Nintendo/Sega/Sony age. Think of what you've missed. Think of the tech, the games, the fun, the excitement. All this because you think it's ugly or something rather?


I was a kid during those years, I wasn't as fussy, and those more "simplistic" games appealed to me back then, hence I didn't miss anything.

quote:
What about future gaming consoles that say provide complete VR? Are you going to stick to your PC gaming and make the same comments? "Damn that helmet looks stupid on you, I would never get that xxxxx." Oh, don't get into 3D tv too, the glasses suck big time lol.


Oh I have consoles as well, I have an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3 in-fact, mainly because of friends and relatives that own those consoles as well, and it's far easier to jump in a game and talk to each other with headsets, but it won't replace my venerable PC any time soon as my primary gaming platform of choice.

quote:
You're not a gamer, you're an idiot. You obviously have no clue what you want and what you're life is missing.


On the contrary, I do know what I want, and I have everything I want, what I don't want is a Wii which I stated in my previous post, but somehow you can't handle the fact that someone doesn't want a Nintendo Wii nor the iPad I gather? Then you have to resort to silly name calling to make yourself feel better.

Please... Get over yourself.

quote:
Why would you get an iPad with an Atom when you have just said we had tablets? Would it be better then to have a more powerful computing platform rather than installing win7 on a weaker one? The size maybe? Umm, you didn't like it did you? The design? Umm, you didn't like it either.


Point 1: The iPad -is- a freaking tablet.

Point 2: I would like an iPad that has the Atom processor to Install Windows 7.

Point 3: Perhaps I don't need a more powerful computing platform in a device such as this?

Point 4: No I don't like it how it is currently, but if they threw in an Atom they would have to change the aesthetics to meet the new thermal constraints one would think.

Please don't post again, your bashing makes any sane persons head hurt.


RE: The iPad will change human society.
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/29/2010 1:08:02 PM , Rating: 3
By Akrovah on 1/29/2010 7:37:04 PM , Rating: 3
Hey, imagine that, it runs an actual multi-tasking OS that can run all the same software as your home PC meaning you can truely take your work on the go.

Now THAT is a good tablet.


Cheap online shopping
By fasfdhfd0000 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
Cheap online shopping
By zengqunhai3 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
accept the paypal free shipping
By linyulin010 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
Childish 6 year olds?
By Paula on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By dubldwn on 1/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By MadMan007 on 1/29/10, Rating: -1
RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By twhittet on 1/29/2010 11:35:29 AM , Rating: 3
Yes, because Apple is based all on substance and features, and has nothing to do with marketing at all.


RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By Lonyo on 1/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By Micronite on 1/29/2010 1:18:44 PM , Rating: 2
So, if Apple called it the "iTurd" you would still buy it, right? And talk to your friends about your awesome new "iTurd" is and how much you like browing the web on your "iTurd".

I have to admit that some people I know would buy a turd if apple slapped a label on it and gave it an "i" name.


RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By CptTripps on 1/29/2010 1:48:12 PM , Rating: 2
Haha, if they called it Iturd I might be more inclined to buy it, at least I could get laughs out of it. No thanks on the Ipad though, I would rather get a netbook or a real tablet that I can put the software "I want" on it.


RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By Farfignewton on 1/31/2010 8:03:11 PM , Rating: 2
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Haha, if they called it Iturd I might be more inclined to buy it, at least I could get laughs out of it. No thanks on the Ipad though, I would rather get a netbook or a real tablet that I can put the software "I want" on it.


Seconded. Ahh, the Iturd. I'd show it to everyone I know, then start on complete strangers. :D


RE: Childish 6 year olds?
By Akrovah on 1/29/2010 7:16:24 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously. Is any one reminded of the "Wii" phenomenon when that name was announced?


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