So I got ahold of a 2nd generation iPad last week after waiting nearly a month for it to be delivered.
Not sure if I mentioned it here, but I was not feeling the idea of buying an iPad since it was 1st introduced in spring of 2010 because it seemed like a big ass iPhone without the capability of making voice calls.
Some of my iPad evangelist friends have beat me up saying that the iPad is all that and a bag of chips, but I was not hearing it.
Well, with my official hands on experience, I can confidently say that the iPad is just a big ass PRETTY iPhone without the capability of making voice calls.
Everything that ‘I’ need to do can be accomplished on my super portable iPhone. Honestly!
I found holding iPad awkward at times, especially when lying down. Also, if your in the sun or a bright location, the glare can be an issues. Who wants to read an ebook or blog while being blinded?
I do like the layout and usability of some of the native apps like mail & iCal. I also like how the official Twitter & Netflix apps function! I won’t talk about Angry Birds on the iPad because I’m still in addiction recovery.
On another note; I let Amelia (5 year old) check out the iPad & she thinks that it’s the best thing since
non-singing Justin Bieber.
So yeah, I would not invest the base 500 bucks for an iPad although it’s a pretty little thing. For my 9-5 purposes, it will be good for on the go communication (email, Skype, Facetime), note taking and for presentations.
For my everyday life, the iPhone & my trusty Macbook Pro when I need a serious computer power will serve my purposes. I’m just saying.
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