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Old 01-27-2010, 12:12 PM  
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:06 PM   #31
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The niche for this is too small to justify the price tag they're going to give it. It's a neat gadget, and will definitely be worth the price is some specific situations. But I can't see this catching on with any casual users....
I think you're more likely to see entire businesses (hospitals especially) and educational institutes adopt them than to see big usage among individuals. They're going to have to do a lot to convince biz/schools that there's more value and usefulness in these than a $250 netbook, though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:06 PM   #32
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Launching into the iWork demo, which is what -should- separate this thing from an iPhone/touch.
Yeah, it does and it has.

Definitely the most impressive stuff yet.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #33
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I think you're more likely to see entire businesses (hospitals especially) and educational institutes adopt them than to see big usage among individuals. They're going to have to do a lot to convince biz/schools that there's more value and usefulness in these than a $250 netbook, though.
Textbooks is the key point for universities. That's the big market here.

Still, nothing like a Kindle version for readability though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:08 PM   #34
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In terms of their computers, Mac has always been pricey. In terms of their iPods, they're more pricey than MP3 players but IMO they're worth the difference. I bought an iPod Touch a few months ago (8G, $199) and I love the thing. So if the Tablet is basically the Touch with more abilities (e.g. Flash and Java) AND is cheaper than a laptop, I would definitely consider picking one up. But the "cheaper than a laptop" part is the key...
I kinda figure they're Apple's version of PC's net books.My bro has one of those lil 9 inch dell net books,and their cool I guess,but it has no disk drive and very limited power so I'm not interested in one.
I like the 13 inch laptops,but wouldn't really want to go any smaller,so the Apple tablet prob isn't gonna get my attention.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:09 PM   #35
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Textbooks is the key point for universities. That's the big market here.

Still, nothing like a Kindle version for readability though.
The problem with a Kindle, though, is in being able to work with the text as you use it. Can you annotate? can you copy and paste it and email portions of it? Can you pull it into a document for editing? Can you share it, then collaboratively edit it with others with a similar device. That's the advantages that this has over an e-reader, imo.

Ideally, this gives you the functionality and comfort of an e-reader, but the robust power of an actual computer. We'll see, though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #36
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The problem with a Kindle, though, is in being able to work with the text as you use it. Can you annotate? can you copy and paste it and email portions of it? Can you pull it into a document for editing? Can you share it, then collaboratively edit it with others with a similar device. That's the advantages that this has over an e-reader, imo.
Definitely.

But if it hurts you to read it.....

Again, eink >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LCD/LED/Whatever
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #37
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #38
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Data entry keyboard confirms my feeling that they're marketing for industrial/workplace usage.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:12 PM   #39
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Data entry keyboard confirms my feeling that they're marketing for industrial/workplace usage.
Yep. Rumors nailed it: biz/edu market.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:12 PM   #40
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I think you're more likely to see entire businesses (hospitals especially) and educational institutes adopt them than to see big usage among individuals. They're going to have to do a lot to convince biz/schools that there's more value and usefulness in these than a $250 netbook, though.
That was my main thought. Hospitals love the tablets. But I just don't see the interest-catching "zinger" here, that would justify the higher price than existing tablets.
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Still no wireless sync with itunes? Seriously?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:13 PM   #42
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Yep. Rumors nailed it: biz/edu market.
Easily connecting to projectors is huge. I wish that iPhones had that... hopefully subsequent models will. That's a huge deal for me, because i have students work with their iPhones all the time. If we could throw up their screen on the smartboard/projector that would be the shit.
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250mb of data is $15? And they call that a good plan?

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Pretty kickass prices on data. 250MB doesn't seem like much, but $30 a month for unlimited isn't bad.
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