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RE: iPad_poll_#2
Authored by: stottm on Apr 05, '10 02:58:55AM

- Don't like AT&T get the WiFi model and a MiFi from Sprint 3G/4G or Verizon. Early reports, very fast!
- No one ever said it was an HD screen - Square is better then a Rectangle for a tablet - Use your TV for HD... Apple spent a lot of time trying different sized tablets and they settled on the 9.7" w/1024 x 768 standard resolution.
- IR emitter? What for? There's Bluetooth and WiFi... Wait for third party remote control solutions, I am sure they will make an IR Blaster interface, etc. Killer Home Entertainment Opportunity Here! Built a WiFi box with multiple IR Blasters to talk to your audio / video equipment and code an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app to control it all.
- Again with the cameras... Give it up, the suspected bezel camera mount is really for the ambient light sensor - Either third party clip on camera with dock connector or a future revision iPad...
- Of course there is a Microphone.
- There is in fact an accessory adapter for SD and another for USB. - How often do you really need to plug in a digital camera or memory card?
- Sync's over USB rather then WiFi or BlueTooth - Hmmm Security? - Still sync's with MobileMe.
- Charge Pad? I am sure someone will make one but I bet it will need a dock connector of sorts - Holds a charge for a really long time so no problem using it all day and docking it at night. Charge pad's are better for pocket sized devices where you come home, empty your pockets and lay them on a charge pad.
- Bezel too large? Hey, some people have man hands!
- Heavy? Well that's what you get for 10-12 hours of battery life, two mondo battery packs inside. What can one say? Batteries are heavy objects...
- OS Multi-Task? iPhone OS is in fact multi-task but it's limited to just Apple apps at the moment. This will likely be changed with a future firmware update. Concerns over wasting battery life and task management features. BlackBerry's do this and is main reason for battery pull reboots when an app goes berserk...
- 512MB or RAM? Really it's 256MB of RAM early reports were wrong. This might explain the lack of extensive multi-task. But on a small efficient OS you don't need GB's of RAM! i.e Linux does very well on 256MB's of RAM. iPhone OS is stripped down OS X with different API's for Touch, etc. Lot's of RAM is not necessary.

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