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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:00 am 
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Just heard from the Limbaugh show that there is a new apple gadget out. Anybody thinking of getting one?

After test driving some different apple laptops I've realized they don't give a rats ass about build quality... though they are very inexpensive. Not my style, so I will pass.

The rumor mill of a apple tablet computer I've been hearing about since the day of the newton. Good to see they finally put one out for the gadget freaks to drool over.

One of my favorite machines is a symbol handheld with 8" touchscreen (really more of a souped up palm than a traditional tablet/laptop) and pentium M. Waterproof, shockproof, has USB so you can easily attach a KB and mouse... I am a fan of the form factor, but I still haven't seen the iPad at apple.com... is it more iphone or macbook?

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20 ... t-computer

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It's a really big iPod touch.

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Latest updates from engadget are here :

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Ya. At least it has iWork. Still waiting on price...

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I was hoping for more of a PC type device... IE the exact same form factor as the iPad but can have mathematica, MS office, virtualbox, and bluetooth wifi and USB connections, with the latest OSX... with a software setup like that, Apple could charge twice as much :)

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Hmm...Starting at $499 for 16 GB WiFi models, $629 for WiFi+3G.


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Ya, I think I would pay 499 for that. Too bad it will probably 600 in Canada. :(

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Another hmm... in the US, the 3G service $30/month unlimited access, with no annual contract needed.


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I want it to have ISO-14443A/B....

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I want it to have ISO-14443A/B....
That would be very interesting, indeed.


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I think this thing will be a failure...

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i would use one if it had activesync/exchange. i didn't see it mentioned in the mountain of info.

iWork would be pretty cool for .... work :)

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josehill wrote:
Hmm...Starting at $499 for 16 GB WiFi models, $629 for WiFi+3G.



Seems a little pricey to me.

For that price there are more interesting devices with ARM processor coming.


For example Lenovo Skylight is 499$, and includes keyboard for the same price.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/leno ... tbook-com/


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8483654.stm

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best coverage:

http://gizmodo.com/tag/appleipad/


stupidest comments though...

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