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bellychris
Jan 28, 2010, 01:00 PM
I just thought with the release of the iPad. I would share this with you guys:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500



Zyniker
Jan 28, 2010, 01:04 PM
Nice call. Time will tell if this product will become as successful as the iPod (personally, I believe it will exceed the success of the iPod). As much as the forum has seemingly been flooded with mouth-breathers ranting about how it will fail...

Dagless
Jan 28, 2010, 01:24 PM
Come on now, some things are hits (iPod, iPhone, iMac) some aren't (Mini, AppleTV, Newton, iPod speakers).
Before the iPod there wasn't a decent MP3 player.
Before the iPhone there wasn't a usable and such widely adopted smartphone.
We already have decent tablet PC's and netbooks, so....

gibbz
Jan 28, 2010, 01:25 PM
Come on now, some things are hits (iPod, iPhone, iMac) some aren't (Mini, AppleTV, Newton, iPod speakers).
Before the iPod there wasn't a decent MP3 player.
Before the iPhone there wasn't a usable and such widely adopted smartphone.
We already have decent tablet PC's and netbooks, so....

So why haven't tablets taken off if they are so decent?

sidefx
Jan 28, 2010, 01:28 PM
Come on now, some things are hits (iPod, iPhone, iMac) some aren't (Mini, AppleTV, Newton, iPod speakers).
Before the iPod there wasn't a decent MP3 player.
Before the iPhone there wasn't a usable and such widely adopted smartphone.
We already have decent tablet PC's and netbooks, so....

Blackberry comes to mind. I do believe that the curve is the highest ranked phone in sales anyways...

thejadedmonkey
Jan 28, 2010, 01:40 PM
The difference is that there was a market for an mp3 player that didn't suck.

Right now, I don't see a need for a tablet device that doesn't suck.

EthanNixon
Jan 28, 2010, 02:39 PM
As much as I am disappointed with the a lack of features that I truly wanted, I will still buy it (Front-facing Camera and Multitasking). This is an excellent way to have a media device in your hands that is big enough to show to guests. Now when I have to show people I invite over something on the computer, I will just show them on my iPad. The pricing is right, I don't find it too much money and the features are perfect for what it should do.

I agree, there should be flash on this, and there should definitely be multitasking. Apple has been known to mess up the first revision on almost any product, especially the software aspect. I will gladly be an early adopter to the iPad, I just hope it has good software support for MobileMe. The iPad would be great if it had more features with MobileMe. :P