From the moose image, I think the people who own JavaRanch are getting iPads. lol! I had one on reserve but won't be able to pick it up since I am going away for the weekend. :-( It is my wedding anniversary.
I'm a bit puzzled why people think it's missing a camera. I think it would be rather unwieldy to handle for taking pictures, and the camera would be unlikely to be better than what everybody already has in their cell phones.
I don't want a camera on it to take pictures. I want it to be able to use Skype on it with video. In my opinion, there should be a camera at the top of the screen, just like a MacBook Pro has a camera at the top of the screen.
Jesper Young wrote:I don't want a camera on it to take pictures. I want it to be able to use Skype on it with video. In my opinion, there should be a camera at the top of the screen, just like a MacBook Pro has a camera at the top of the screen.
I think this is what most people mean by it needing a camera. However, I can see it getting a camera to take pictures. And I can see me laughing at people taking pictures with it.
When I die, I want people to look at me and say "Yeah, he might have been crazy, but that was one zarkin frood that knew where his towel was."
I wonder why all these other companies who had plans to release tablets one or sometimes 2 years ago always wait for Apple to take the step and then follow? Same thing with a touch screen phone, many companies had prototypes but no one released until Apple did.
I don't really see a use for me to have an iPad. I don't hate Apple or anything just don't see a use in having a huge iPod touch. Heck I don't even see a use for an iPod touch. As long as my MP3 player plays music I'm happy with it. Of course I don't even use internet on my phone so maybe I'm behind in the times.
I haven't had any issue with the weight of mine. Any lighter, and I think that it'd feel flimsy.
I'm really enjoying mine. Some random thoughts:
The larger screen makes things so much easier than on my iPod Touch, and stuff that just isn't possible on the smaller screen is possible -- for example a really keen interactive Periodic Table application -- too cool! (Yes, I am a geek!)
I'm getting a lot of use out of it in meetings (so much easier than disconnecting my laptop and dragging it into meetings).
I'm thoroughly enjoying it as a book reader. Being able to adjust the font and font size is very welcome to my 53-year-old eyes.
Netflix streaming is flawless.
It hasn't replaced either my Touch or my laptop for things that those devices do better, but in the middle ground I'm finding it a very nice and useful tool.