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Osgeld

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Jan 30, 2010, 08:22 pm Last Edit: Jan 30, 2010, 08:23 pm by Osgeld Reason: 1
dunno, for the camera / sd reader dongle it has to have some form of usb host in there

still doesn't that break the uber sleekness of it, good ole apple and their dongles
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madworm

Right.

Steve Jobs is a baller and needs his dongle to stay where it is.


bara.munchies

it's a bit expensive for me as well. i'm not planing to buy one for myself. i don't see the space for it now.

but for what it is i don't think it can be made much cheaper. Look at the joojoo or the kindle dx. not much under 500 dollar if at all.

everyone was raving how expensive the iphone was, but until today nobody was able to build something similar for significant less money. nexus one, droid, htc all play in the 500-600 dollar range.

now for what it does not have, that reminds me a bit at the outcry when apple decided not to use floppy drives anymore. later when they released a laptop without an any drive. Seriously, what do you want to plug into the iPad via usb that would make sense?
Btw, you can use USB with a dongle, same as SD cards. An i guess there must be some sort of hardware or bluetooth serial port for the keyboard.

It's funny to see geeks all over the place almost getting angry at the stuff it doesn't have and the things it doesn't do. Well then it's obviously not for you, don't buy it and move on. It's an offer that is not supposed to be for everyone.
Does anyone care if Logitech releases a gold platet mouse with an mechanical ball for 500 Dollar?

One thing stikes me though. My friends dad has seen this thing and is totaly eager to buy it. He is 60 years old, has never used much more than a dumb mobile phone and used a computer keyboard only by accident. He does not know what is opensource or a flash player.

The iPad could possibly open a new market for ppl who have never used a computer, cause the 102 keys and many buttons are just too confusing for them. we as geeks can not imagine how a normal computer looks to a non technical person. it just has trouble written all over it.

I guess everyone know the situation when parents or parts of the family call you on a sunday morning as the "tech guy" cause the "internet is broken", and you need to find out how to fix it throught the phone. Imagine they would use an iPad instead.

Well i'm pretty excited specialy about the last thing  ;D ;D ;D

Tchnclfl

You pose a fair point, but it is blatantly lacking what are to me essential things such as USB, removable battery, etc.

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Btw, you can use USB with a dongle, same as SD cards. An i guess there must be some sort of hardware or bluetooth serial port for the keyboard.


Great!  Another overpriced Apple product I have to buy to get my things to work properly ;D!

mowcius

Ok, I shal now turn off notifications for this topic as I think I have heard enough apple bashing to last a few months  ;D

Mowcius

bara.munchies

@TchnclFl

Overpriced with 500 dollar? get real.

colinsullivan

If the Macbook Air could make profit, I have no doubts about the future of the iPad.

Calamaro


amacmullen14

WHAT!?!?  Your rock has no flash support?
Hehe...noob.

savitch

I haven't been as irritated over something like this since the y2k bug. It's exactly what was expected and nothing that warranted the hype. What disturbs me more than anything is that this is perfect for 99% of the population because most people are technologically stupid and it is actually 'magical' to them. They don't understand what is lacking and why they might miss it, they just use whatever is thrown in front of them.

westfw

No offense, but if 99% of the potential customers fail to recognize "what is lacking", then it's not much of a lack...

(thinking of all those gadgets I bought because they had some specific feature I wanted, but never ended up using...)

(ROCK is < $250?  When was the last time YOU priced ancient artifacts?)

savitch

Well then by using that same logic, freedom of speech isn't a lack if goes away long enough for people to care that it ever existed. People get accustomed to a certain way and eventually don't know any better way ever existed.

Tchnclfl

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Well then by using that same logic, freedom of speech isn't a lack if goes away long enough for people to care that it ever existed. People get accustomed to a certain way and eventually don't know any better way ever existed.


Indeed.  Just look at how long Racial Segregation and slavery lasted.

daveg360

I work with a few guys who are big Apple fans (if there was a country where you could go and legally marry your iphone - they would be there) they aint impressed at all.  Nothing good to say about it.

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