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It's called the iPad...
Apple Event | 1/27/2010 | Swordmaker

Posted on 01/27/2010 10:27:03 AM PST by Swordmaker

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To: Ramius; Ernest_at_the_Beach

But Kindle, which I considered, shows no graphics ... no photographs or illustartions in books and newspapers. And it is black and white.

iPad is full color.


101 posted on 01/27/2010 12:00:19 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: AFreeBird
Here you go. they must have heard you - Just for you :)

Mine had a keyboard built in... :-)

Unfortunately, it is a bit small also, and has no number keypad on the side.

102 posted on 01/27/2010 12:01:39 PM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: AFreeBird
Now this ticks me off - I've been wanting to tether my iPhone for months now, and it looks like AT&T 'might' be offering 3G internet access. I'll have to look into that. If they don't offer it for the iPhone soon, I'm switching.


103 posted on 01/27/2010 12:06:27 PM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: edh
I had heard these iPads were going to support Wacom compliant pens).

That would be a big deal...

104 posted on 01/27/2010 12:06:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: BunnySlippers
relax.

i saw $829, and then add $130 for the 3G version. that's 'top of the line'. if i was wrong, then i'm so very, very sorry.

105 posted on 01/27/2010 12:07:23 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor
i saw $829, and then add $130 for the 3G version. that's 'top of the line'. if i was wrong, then i'm so very, very sorry.

The $829 includes the 3G, it's $699 without.

106 posted on 01/27/2010 12:12:53 PM PST by kevkrom (Obama's Waterloo: a "hockey mom" with a laptop and a Facebook account)
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To: BunnySlippers

Kindle is readable outside I think....wonder if this device is...?


107 posted on 01/27/2010 12:18:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: kevkrom
What does it mean to say its a 3G version?
108 posted on 01/27/2010 12:19:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What does it mean to say its a 3G version?

According to the info, the "base" models ($499 for 16 GB, $599 for 32 GB, $699 for 64 GB) do WiFi and Bluetooth. To add a "radio" capable of using 3G wireless networks, you add $130 to the price tag.

109 posted on 01/27/2010 12:28:36 PM PST by kevkrom (Obama's Waterloo: a "hockey mom" with a laptop and a Facebook account)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kindle is readable, yes. I was wondering about the screen ask well. Reading books and newspapers without a GREAT screen is useless.


110 posted on 01/27/2010 12:30:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Swordmaker

I just got my first iPhone after having had a 1st Gen Blackberry for the last 2 years. The iPhone is a toy and it’s battery life stinks. AT&T’s 3G coverage is also very spotty. Other than that, it’s great.


111 posted on 01/27/2010 12:38:12 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: ShadowAce
This will go down in history as one of the biggest tech flops ever. The name will be the main reason for this.

You may be right - but the same thing was said some time back when the iPod was introduced...

And some thought Steve was nuts with the colorful computers..

And lest we forget the pontificating predictions of Apple's demise when they quit including the floppy drive, instead substituting the USB port....

But I suspect that they will sell a bunch of these, if for no other reason that the hype that has built up. There will probably be lines waiting at Apple Retail Stores for these, and orders will be lined up online as well.

The real test will be if sales continue,or if they rapidly fall off.

I can't help but think, as many have, of the Newton. A very clever device that was just a decade (or less) ahead of its time. It took several years of PDA development and evolution before Handspring, Palm and others caught up to what Apple had already given up on.

Steve hasn't made very many mistakes regarding products and marketing in the last decade - I don't think he is starting now.

112 posted on 01/27/2010 2:27:33 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Swordmaker

Apple does it again as usual...and as usual the troglodytes heads are about to explode with envy that no other company can do what Apple does.


113 posted on 01/27/2010 2:39:53 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Swordmaker

I just don’t get it - the comments over at engadget are mostly negative and blasting Apple as “Fail” or even “Epic Failure” - So many saying they are disappointing.

Umm... hello - Pretty much all the rumors were correct - so why be now disappointed after salivating over the rumors? Jobs is delivering exactly what they were drooling for just days ago.

You just can’t please some people.


114 posted on 01/27/2010 2:41:20 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Swordmaker

No built in camera :>(

Thus no easy on the road video calls....


115 posted on 01/27/2010 3:16:32 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: Swordmaker

No USB or FW port, but the world’s going wireless, so that’s apropos. I’ve gotta try one, get my hands on one at the Apple Store, or the Big Box store, but this looks like a winner; prepaid and lowcost wireless web plans (I think I read that in the live feed at the time) and option of a real hardware keyboard points in the direction of my getting one of these, probably the cheapest 3G config, contingent or course on coverage in the usual places I go.


116 posted on 01/27/2010 4:14:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Swordmaker

Also useful for tying down aircraft on a rolling deck.


117 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:27 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; TruthHound; Swordmaker
Ernest_at_the_Beach: I am guessing the A4 represents a quad processor.
I think it's at least partly a play on Apple's older product history, but you could be right. Apple bought out PA Semi (I think that's mentioned in the live thread) and that made this possible, I'd guess. The A4 may represent a quad as you said, but it very likely represents Apple's mobile computing future.
118 posted on 01/27/2010 4:23:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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119 posted on 01/27/2010 4:24:36 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Swordmaker
It's called the iPad...

Isn't it more like a maxiPod?
120 posted on 01/27/2010 4:26:11 PM PST by aruanan
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To: TheBattman
I just don’t get it - the comments over at engadget are mostly negative and blasting Apple as “Fail” or even “Epic Failure” - So many saying they are disappointing.

Umm... hello - Pretty much all the rumors were correct - so why be now disappointed after salivating over the rumors? Jobs is delivering exactly what they were drooling for just days ago.

Endgadget is about 85% PC fanatics... and always are ripping Apple no matter what they do... so, just more of the same-old-same-old...

121 posted on 01/27/2010 5:33:04 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Daffynition

Nice work. :’)


122 posted on 01/27/2010 5:36:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I'd love one, just don't have the extra moolah right now ... maybe if I hit the streets.........


123 posted on 01/28/2010 1:19:45 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Swordmaker
Not sure if this has been posted...

Amazing U1 Hybrid iPad from Lenovo Trumps Apple!!! - Tekzilla

124 posted on 01/28/2010 2:48:48 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: AFreeBird
An extra $100 to add 16GB/32GB of memory? Highway robbery, enforced by crippled design (lack of memcard slot).

I'll wait for the glut-clearance fire sales, if I bother at all.

125 posted on 01/28/2010 7:17:00 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: TheBattman
I just don’t get it - the comments over at engadget are mostly negative and blasting Apple as “Fail” or even “Epic Failure” - So many saying they are disappointing.
Umm... hello - Pretty much all the rumors were correct - so why be now disappointed after salivating over the rumors?

There were rumors that Apple would squeeze the customers for ridiculous memory-upgrade prices by the simple (and inexecusable, for a device this size) expedient of leaving out the memory-card slot? There were rumors that a normal USB port would be similarly omitted?

I must not be plugged into that grapevine....

126 posted on 01/28/2010 7:22:04 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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