Skip to comments.It's called the iPad...
Posted on 01/27/2010 10:27:03 AM PST by Swordmaker
It's called the iPad... but news is coming out slowly because the Verizon data network crashed under the load...
I will post details later... when they are known.
The problem with touch-screen keyboards is that they offer absolutely no tactile feel - you have to look to find home row, and you can't feel the keys under your fingers. They just don't allow one to type as fast.
This one looks a little smaller than the standard keyboard as well. My netbook has a 92% sized keyboard and it is harder to type on also. But at least I can feel the keys under my fingers.
I don't like the touch screen on the iPhone either, though I do like it's other capabilities. Of course, even with a proper keyboard, it is way too small to allow fast typing.
Mechanical keyboard is an option (it slides into a dock). Dont know how portable it is yet, but if Apple has one, you can be sure a 3rd party will come out with a good portable one.
Isn't that keyboard shown there a bluetooth keyboard, and thus..., shouldn't it just work with the iPad as a mechanical keyboard, if someone wanted to use it that way?
Entry for $499.
I’m not a techie, but I would love to get one of these. WAY better than a Kindle, which I have been thinking of buying. No Kindle for me now!
What’s the battery life?
The keyboard slides into the dock, so it is a wired, not bluetooth connection.
I don’t know if Apple will open up the iPad / iPhone to Bluetooth keyboards now. I sure hope so.... (Think of the remote control possibilities.)
Bluetooth mouse would work too...I have one of those for my laptop.
Course it needs a driver ....
For the 64 Gig. There is a 16 Gig and 32 Gig.
$829 is not $1,000. But nice try.
I would like to see the battery.
It’d be a nice reward after I pay off my *ahem* financial responsibilities. It’d be ghettofab to have a $829 tablet but forego tires on my truck :D
I am so mixed on this one. For $500 you get iWork and the eBook reader I assume (plus more), but only 16GB storage which is nothing these days. The main reason I want a tablet like this is basically for note taking and reading books (and ideally writing notes in the books for my reference). Therefore, storage really isn’t that big of a concern.
It looks as if there is no stylus which really sucks for me, but since it is a touch display, I can use a generic PDA stylus (won’t get pressure sensing though ... I had heard these iPads were going to support Wacom compliant pens).
That keyboard dock looks slick though and could be a decent substitute for a stylus.
The 3G is worthless to me as I have other means of accessing the net via a cellphone’s wifi. Wireless was mandatory for me though.
While this is the first Apple product I’ve found really appealing, I have the damndest feeling it is going to go the path of AppleTV simply because I really liked that, the Newton and other “failed” Apple products but hate iPods, iPhones, iMacs, etc.
I guess well know how they sell in a month or so! I’m definitely going to one of those filthy hippie Apple stores to check one out ASAP :-).
That's not bad... the Kindle lasts about two weeks even with heavy use, so they've still got that going for them. Amazon has the massive library and the delivery model pretty much nailed. But like usual, Apple has scored on form factor and design. I'd like to try one out. I don't know if it's a kindle-killer just yet.
Nope. That’s a dock connector sticking up in front. The keyboard is wired.
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