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Old 01-27-2010, 02:33 PM   #16
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Battery life 10 hours. Meh.
10 hours watching movies! thats much better than pretty much any laptop or netbook on the market and you say 'meh' looks like you have it in for it no matter what..

Black border has to be there for me as your going to be holding it in your hands so its neccesary and I dont think it looks BAD.

resolution seems more for print media and web use!
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Hmm not seen anything that makes me want to rush out and buy one yet. It's just a bigger ipod touch so far with nothing wow about it - maybe they're leaving the best till last though.
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So far on the Gizmodo blog Jobs states, "So that's what the iPad can do." and I noticed that there had not been any demo in regards to ebooks yet.
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will run ALL iphone apps out of the box.

Kindle is already on the iPad.
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10 hours watching movies! thats much better than pretty much any laptop or netbook on the market and you say 'meh' looks like you have it in for it no matter what..

Black border has to be there for me as your going to be holding it in your hands so its neccesary and I dont think it looks BAD.

resolution seems more for print media and web use!
You're paranoid, why would I have it in for a device? That's absolutely ridiculous. And it's neither a laptop nor a computer, so 10 hours isn't enough, not when I can get weeks on my e-ink device without even thinking of charging.
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Battery life of 10hours? / Standby of a month?

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:38 PM   #22
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It depends what the 10 hours of battery life relate to - if it's 10 hours of wifi then that's not much of an improvement on my ipod touch - if it's 10 hours of 3D gaming then that's not bad.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #23
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10 hours watching movies! thats much better than pretty much any laptop or netbook on the market and you say 'meh' looks like you have it in for it no matter what..
Yep, if it can get 10 hours of video, that's damn good. I could never see myself using a tablet device 10 hours in anyone day, so I'd be very happy with that.
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Was hoping for some handwritten annotation ability...bummer! Why does no one see the need for this!!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #26
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You're paranoid, why would I have it in for a device? That's absolutely ridiculous. And it's neither a laptop nor a computer, so 10 hours isn't enough, not when I can get weeks on my e-ink device without even thinking of charging.
because your saying pretty much the longest battery life currently available on a portable device with HD resolution video is 'meh'.

It seems a silly statement as its not an eink ereader screen so complaining it doesnt have the battery life of an eink reader is like me going.

"oh the new kindle cant play HD video, meh"

"The sony reader only has 4000 page turn battery, my LCD watch can tell the time for over a year without a recharge, meh"
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Anyone know anything about the IPS screen?
I don't know, but Wikipedia has this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_...hing_.28IPS.29

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...so 10 hours isn't enough, not when I can get weeks on my e-ink device without even thinking of charging.
But your e-ink device can't do color, video, internet, video games, full e-mail, can't do magazines or newspapers very well (maybe the latter if it's a large screen device).

Point being, this is a multimedia tablet not a dedicated reader. It can't be held to the same battery life standards as it does a ton more stuff.

If someone needs a long lasting device to read for hours on end, then this device (or any color tablet devices with current technology) aren't for them.

It's a thinner and lighter option that can replace a netbook for people who don't need to do a lot of text entry, that has a better form factor for things like reading than a netbook does. Not a replacement for dedicated e-ink readers.
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3G wasn't mentioned. I wonder if they are going to offer iPhone tethering.
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Pretty safe bet there will be an app for that

and you can get capacative styli so you should be fine.
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