iPad?

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  1. blackjack777

    blackjack777 Newbie

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    No flash support, no multitasking, and it's supposed to give you the whole web browsing experience? How is that anywhere near amazing?

    I think it's an interesting example on the power of branding and advertising in todays modern culture.
     
  2. .Chris

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    can you put it ur pocket? lol when ur like walking down the street and u trip, u might drop the thing and break it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    LOL, as if you can even fit the damn thing in your pocket to begin with...
     
  4. .Chris

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    you got to stuff it down ur shirt! [​IMG]
     
  5. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    ...Okay, then... [​IMG]
     
  6. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    I don't mind the size of the thing. I'd want it at a reasonable size for reading and such. The lack of features is what is really off putting. I wouldn't mind getting something like that if it was more open to develop on, the ability to multi-task, a subsidised cost as we all know Apple will just try and push paid content on this anyway.
     
  7. .Chris

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    hahahahah....haa....
    as other users posted, its like a huge ipod touch. it sucks if it doesnt have flash or java...
     
  8. Man18

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    currently digging creative mp3 players but im sure that the touch/phone is awesome but pretty much anything that i would use I can do with my DS
     
  9. soulx

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    And, what does any of that have to do with the iPad?

    Don't stray off-topic.
     
  10. Man18

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    if you were not able to understand which considering thsi isnt your first time fucking up, NAY BECAUSE I CANT USE IT


    [​IMG]

    you need a teacher
     
  11. soulx

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    Lol. You're hilarious. I need a teacher when you can hardly spell.

    What do music players/phones have to do with the iPad? The iPad may be one humongous iPod Touch but you are talking about your fucking thoughts on certain players. Nobody cares about that in a topic about the iPad. Hooray for irrelevancy.
     
  12. Giga_Gaia

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    The thing is, the iPod touch is exactly the same thing, but smaller, so it fit in your pocket.

    Can you fit the iPad in your pocket? No, so since the ipod touch is exactly the same thing, get an ipod touch.
     
  13. BoxShot

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    Nay!

    It's an oversized iPod Touch that lacks so many features it could have and has its closed ecosystem still. Nothing revolutionary here.

    Apparently Steve Jobs or w.e. doesn't like flash since its buggy and the world will move onto HTML5. >.> This guy needs his ego to be beaten down anyways.
     
  14. Giga_Gaia

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    Steve Jobs is losing his touch it seems. Next thing you know, that moron will try to make apple go in the console business.
     
  15. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    fixed!
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Ladies, knock it off. The iPad is a media player of sorts. Creative Players are media players of sorts. I see a connection. It's not like he posted "I LIKE APPLES!" or something.

    Anyway, I had a conversation with my friend about it. He's like "DUDE I WANT ONE SO BAD!" I go and explain why it's a bad idea, why it's flawed, etc etc, and in the end say "It's an oversized iPod Touch". He goes "Exactly, I want an oversized iPod Touch!" He was joking, but yeah. Cool story bro.

    I remember someone said "This would be better if it was a phone". I knew he meant that you would use like Bluetooth or something, but imagine holding this thing up to your ear and talking to it. That'd be funny and I'd actually buy it for that.

    Personally, it's "iPod Touch: Old People Edition". It's already called an "iPad" so old people will think that's what they're called when they misunderstand what their grandkids are saying and it's got huge buttons so they can press AND see them! It's genius!
     
  17. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Spoiler parts of Apple's site doesn't work on the iPad
     
  18. DjFIL

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    Don't need an iPod Touch XL. I'll be happy with my iPhone 3Gs thanks.
     
  19. Blue Zoidberg

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    iPad is just a continuation of the money whore that Apple has become.
    It runs only iTunes/app store programs.
    It runs only iBookstore epubs (who's books cost $4-5 more).
    It doesn't run Flash (whilst this doesn't matter as much on a phone, an "Internet viewing device" it's pretty important).
    It's a beautiful, huge LCD screen:
    it'll make your eyes bleed if you try and read a book
    it'll kill the battery (does anyone honestly believe a 10 hour battery)
    you can't run multiple programs
    Yep, all that screen for one program at a time

    To get any verbose use out of the device you'll have to:
    buy a proprietary USB converter
    buy a proprietary camera
    buy a proprietary SD card converter
    buy a proprietary dock with a keyboard

    I'm saving my money for the Notion Ink Adam, possibly the HP slate, or maybe a Mirasol screened device if one crops up.

    Itaque Omins Progredi
     
  20. Giga_Gaia

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    For a price range of 499$ to 899$ (depending on the ipad model), I'd rather spend the money on a real laptop.
     
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