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Windows 7: Apple takes covers off iPad 2

03 Mar 2011   #11
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Found this video of the Ipad2: Apple iPad 2
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03 Mar 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Does that mean that the Ipad was fundamental flawed? That they now have version 2 and like you say version 3 by the end of the year?
No, that is just Apple. They will release what they can and drum up huge interest and apple fans will buy it up like crazy. Then, when the new version comes out, many of these same fans will view it as a "magical upgrade" and will invest in it again. I mean, let's say Apple regrets not putting USB and Cameras in iPad 1. So, instead of putting both in iPad 2, they just give you camera. Maybe version 3 will give you USB and camera. But then the hope will be more resolution and perhaps Flash support in iPad 4.
And what they should really put in is a microSD port and a retina screen. Thier current screen is not that swift and i would never buy a pad without micrSD.

Maybe the new RiM PlayBook can compete: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381288,00.asp
And this an interesting comparison: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380049,00.asp
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04 Mar 2011   #13
Everlong

 

Apple are giving a $100 refund to people who bought the iPad up to 2 weeks before the iPad 2 was unveiled.

Apple confirms $100 refund for those who recently purchased an original iPad -- Engadget
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04 Mar 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is a great advertisement for the iPad2...it seems more honest and to the point;
Team CoCo Pokes Fun at iPad | NBC Bay Area

Watch the video clip at the bottom.
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04 Mar 2011   #15
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
Heck, there have been talks of an ipad 3 by end of the year.
Can't be true - Apple has a 1-year cycle on their products.
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05 Mar 2011   #16
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Ouch that is really going to piss a few people off that have just purchased an Ipad, personally I think in a few months there will be better products and much cheaper than Apple id the Telekoms Show in Barcelona was anything to go by.


Steve
Heck, there have been talks of an ipad 3 by end of the year.
Can't be true - Apple has a 1-year cycle on their products.
There's quite a few sites with the same rumour saying an Apple employee let it slip.

Apple iPad3 Rumored to Arrive this Year Itself; Is it the Real Next-Gen iPad? | Technology Magazine Daily
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05 Mar 2011   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
a 7 inch Tablet (approx 16 cms) is a really HORRIBLE size to carry around as a phone --it's just TOO big even if it does have phone functionality), too small a screen to watch movies on (at least if you are over 45 like some of us) --why on EARTH would you watch an HD movie on a 7 inch screen anyway ???? and not flexible enough to be used as a serious travelling computer.

Give me something like the Acer apsire series 1 10.1 inch series netbook -- screen size just about sufficient, proper keyboard -- I HATE touchscreen type devices when inputting data such as for spreadsheets / e-mail/presentations etc. In anycase they get really filthy and greasy very quickly if you are outside a lot.

Anybody ever tried using an IPAD to create a powerpoint type of presentation or create complex spreadsheets.

A dedicated e-reader to me can make sense -- but a Tablet --what use is this to man or beast if you need to travel and need a computer -- these days travelling LIGHT is what you need to do and having to take this brick sized accessory in addition to a laptop isn't going to work.

As far as smart phones are concerned -=-who really NEEDS them anymore -- I've gone back to the tiny Basic Motorola Razr W295 -- fits neatly into tyhe smallest pocket and is perfect AS A PHONE --what else do I need it for..

If I need to be online then I'll just logon with a laptop.

When I'm out at a Pub / restaurant etc etc why should I be bothered with people who AREN'T sitting / eating / drinking etc with me.

I think the infatuation with these types of devices will soon dry up.

I'm not anti technology but it has to deliver -- just not look nice but doesn't offer anything I even feel remotely compelled to use.

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Mar 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

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05 Mar 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think the 7 inch tablets are bad at all. Of all of the tabs that I have played with, I've enjoyed the Samsung Galaxy Tab the best...and it had a 7" screen. I'm not going to carry these things around with me everywhere I go like I would with my smartphone. That's not really the point.

If I had to choose between a tablet and my smartphone, i would pick the smartphone every time. The smartphone is with me everytime that I leave the house. I can make a call, I can use it for GPS, I can give it to the kids to watch videos on, I can plug in headphones and listen to music, I can fire up the kindle app and read one of my books while I wait in a doctors office, I can look up a website on the Internet, I can check my Gmail account, I can keep up with my work email, and I can play games with it.

For more convenient web consumption, I can always return back home and use my laptop or desktop. The tablet is simply a middle sized form factor device that I have no current needs for.
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06 Mar 2011   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

For people like me a Smart Phone just has too small a screen to use as a convenient Kindle like app to read books -- however the latest ebook readers are really thin enough even with larger screens to carry around in an inside pocket -- they can play music too look at the Sony PRS Daily Edition

PRS-950SC | Reader Daily Edition™ | Sony | Sony Style USA

Cheers

jimbo
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