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January 27, 2010

First Thoughts on the iPad

Today on the Internets

1) If you haven't seen it, Gizmodo has tons of coverage and pictures. Oh, and now it's up on the Apple site here.

2) Yes, the name is exceedingly dumb, for a few reasons. First, it sounds way too much like a sanitary product. Second, as a friend just pointed out, "It sounds like a guy with a Boston accent trying to say iPod." Third, it's so close that it spell-corrects to iPod, which is actually kind of a mixed blessing for me right now personally.

3) I kind of want one. I was undecided until they brought up the "unlimited data for $30 a month with no contract" bit. I've been wanting a cell modem for my netbook for a while now but wasn't willing to pay $60 a month for service. But half that? I'm really, really tempted. And the device itself is less expensive than I'd feared. And it's just so PRETTY and does so much more than my netbook.

4) But maybe it's one of those things that would be more useful in my pretend life in my head rather than the life I actually have. Like if I traveled more. Or took public transportation to work. Or something.

All in all, I'm glad it won't be available for a few months, so I can think about it before deciding whether to buy.

Posted by Kat at January 27, 2010 03:00 PM

The utter lack of cellular data transfer capability in my area makes this kind of decision very easy for me. But, ok, what is this thing good for, anyway? Is it like a laptop? Is it a Kindle? Does it work as a phone? A camera? I am curious and out of the loop. Please provide examples of what a person would do with this thingamabob. ;)

Posted by: Rachel at January 27, 2010 04:07 PM

Bostonians really sound like that? I guess I'm biased. Well, and now that I think about it I suppose the stereotype is that we say "Baahstin," so there ya go.

A friend tweeted that you can't browse the web and listen to music at the same time - this is true? Is it a priority for you? What about no Flash or video (or still) camera capabilities. It does seem awfully big for something you'd try to use as a camera (or a phone! I think the whole point is that it's NOT an iPhone!), but maybe that's just me.

Posted by: your cousin Liz at January 27, 2010 05:02 PM
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