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Old 01-27-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Wow the iPad! A big iPod Touch...So What?

I am no Apple lover, but I am not an Apple hater either.

I am, however, totally unimpressed with the iPad product. There is nothing new here, except a new way to leverage the iTunes Store for Apple's profit, a bigger screen and some incremental improvements to software.

From an ereader point of view, I suspect they want to establish the iPad as the new Kindle and then chain its users to the iTunes store.

Pricing is high, storage is limited and NOT expandable, without a memory card slot, this is a toy not a computer for your music, photos or anything else. In six months a 128mb unit will probably be available without an upgrade path for the leading edge consumers that purchase this thing.

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I am no Apple lover, but I am not an Apple hater either.

I am, however, totally unimpressed with the iPad product. There is nothing new here, except a new way to leverage the iTunes Store for Apple's profit, a bigger screen and some incremental improvements to software.

From an ereader point of view, I suspect they want to establish the iPad as the new Kindle and then chain its users to the iTunes store.

Pricing is high, storage is limited and NOT expandable, without a memory card slot, this is a toy not a computer for your music, photos or anything else. In six months a 128mb unit will probably be available without an upgrade path for the leading edge consumers that purchase this thing.

My humble opinion, FWIW

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so what ereader comes with 64 gig (i am sure you meant 128 gig also)

64 gigs is a lot of stinkin' books plus, web, plus movies etc etc
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Ok, lets try to keep the duplicate threads about this down to none.

Please go here and discuss this:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71408

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