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What do you think of the iPad?
I can't wait to get me one of those! 13% [ 15 ]
It looks really cool but I don't need it 21% [ 24 ]
It lacks too many important functionalities: camera, Flash support, multitasking 25% [ 29 ]
Whatever - I'm unimpressed 34% [ 39 ]
Couldn't they have picked a better name? 6% [ 7 ]
Total Votes : 114
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SysAid Marketing

Joined: 01/07/2009
Messages: 106

"A magical and revolutionary product.” With these lofty words, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dramatically unveiled the highly anticipated new iPad over a month ago. Falling somewhere between a laptop and a smart phone, this 1.5 pound, 9.7 inch tablet has elicited quite the response from bloggers, tech enthusiasts, and journalists worldwide. Some hail the iPad as the next great business device, and one enthusiastic reviewer at www.guardian.co.uk went as far as to say:

“For anyone who loves new technology, getting the first touch of a new Apple device is a little like laying hands on the Shroud of Turin, or seeing a unicorn: the first experience of a mythical object imbued with magical properties.”

On the opposing side, critics are quick to point out the functionality failures of the iPad (Where’s the camera? No support for Adobe Flash?) Some have slammed it as no more than a glorified iPod. In a recent interview, even Bill Gates had his two cents to add – and unlike with the 2007 release of the iPhone, he’s not losing any sleep over the iPad:

“It’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’ I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen, and a real keyboard – in other words a netbook – will be the mainstream on that.”

With all the buzz surrounding the iPad, we want to know your stance:

What do you think of the iPad?

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SysAid Wiz

SysAider from release 3.1 Indonesia Pathfinder
Joined: 12/06/2008
Messages: 908

iPad will be something used EVERYWHERE... but not now. The key lies to the iPad SDK and the imagination of legions of dev people who gets their hands on it.

This will lead to customized or special purposed iPad that will pentrate all industri from manufacturing down to retails like restaurant and hypermarket.

YOU will use it whether you like it or not.
SysAid Mod

SysAider from release 4 United Kingdom Pathfinder Meet me in Vegas - SysAid technology Conference - 28-30/4/2010
Joined: 11/06/2008
Messages: 1637
Location: England

with no flash support, its not a very useful device if you can't access most of the multimedia content on the net!!

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Scott the Admin

SysAider from release 6 United States
Joined: 28/01/2010
Messages: 10
Location: Oxford, MI

Check out Apple's newest...


Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
SysAid Customer Relations

Joined: 23/09/2009
Messages: 1092

Hi Scott,

Saw that...
Looks nice but very uncomfortable to type and work, just a big iPod Video.
And don't get me wrong I do loveeeee Apple and I do have an iPhone and iPod mini and...

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SysAid CEO

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Joined: 28/04/2008
Messages: 121

Well, I must say I'm on the "can't wait" group.

Call me gadget freak, Call me Apple freak (or just call me freak ) but that looks like something I can defently use
Flights looks like great opportunities to use it of course, but also sitting at home answering emails or reading the news on a big screen.

for me it looks like a great chance for using a computer without actually feeling like working

My 2 cents.

SysAider from release 5.5 Australia
Joined: 17/11/2008
Messages: 4

Like everything Apple, I'll wait for version 2 where everything that should have been included will be. As usual this will turn out to be fashion item that is to be seen with rather than a practical everyday item.

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SysAider from release 5.6 New Zealand Pathfinder
Joined: 20/04/2009
Messages: 20

DaVes has a point...

I like apple stuff at home, I like iPhone (even I don't have/need one) and I like the concept of this new product. It will be well designed and comfy as other apple stuff.
Oh, no flash... I don't care, I don't like flash at all.

Anyway, my wife does want one so what can I do? We are aiming for the wifi version.

I can put it to the kitchen and read the recipes while I'm cooking and if something happen, I wouldn't have to clean the keyboard just wipe the glass

Few days, guys and we'll see!

SysAider from release 6.5 United Kingdom
Joined: 14/04/2010
Messages: 22

Like most apple stuff.. well apart from the current iphone..

Its just a fashion item... there have been other devices on the market that can do the same thing as the ipad and more but because they dont have an "I" before their name its not cool for the gadget freaks.. Hell i think my ancient Nokia N95 thats sitting under my bed collecting dust can do more things that the ipad..

for example...


the first thing that came to mind.. but HP had tablets out a long time ago I was using one daily in 2005... but again no "I" in the name so not cool.

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