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iPad (p)reviews start rolling in... [no April Fool]

ianf [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, April 1, 2010
9 years ago2,302 views

A number of high-PR-value-name US tech journalists –and Stephen Fry to placate us Euros– have by now had an Apple iPad for a week, and the first reviews start appearing. Very positive on the whole, if none too specific at times. Among them this pretty clear assessment of Andy Ihnatko's of Chicago Sun Times:

» [...] maybe the iPad is the only true tablet we’ll get in 2010. The hardware we’ve seen in years past, (and what we’re likely to see in [Tiagra-based tablet] Android devices) are laptop computers with the keyboard section broken off. They’re not fundamentally touch-based computers, they’re the products of old thinking. When Apple looks at a fingertip, they see a warm, living thing that can feel. They don’t see a poor substitute for a mouse.

That’s the problem facing all of these other tablets. They’ve never stopped and looked at this device as a brand-new thing, and thrown out all of the design elements that they’ve only included out of force of habit. These other tablets have a feature list a mile long (“Is just one camera enough? The hell with it: let’s put in five, including two that face each other.”) [...] «
suntimes.com/technology/ihnatk ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm surprised at Pogue's review...

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Here's a nice, long demo:

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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Ok, the message above is not a joke, related was this joke today: wentflying.com/apple_april_foo ...

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