Even though I’m desperately curious how one looks and feels and works, I’m not buying an iPad–just yet, anyway. I’ll head down to the Apple store and fondle one on Saturday, just before TWiG, so that I can talk about it on-air. But I’m already suffering from gadget overload, with a netbook and an iPod touch and the Nexus One and a Kindle, so bringing another gadget into the house just doesn’t makes sense. I will buy a tablet in the next year or so–after I eBay my Kindle and my iPod touch and get to see some of the Android models in person, too. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to succumb to the iPad, read this: Why You Shouldn’t Buy an iPad (Yet).
Agreed. I pre-ordered and then canceled after the “reality distortion” wore off. I very recently switched my iPhone for a Nexus One, and I just don’t want to get back into another “sealed” device.
This is exactly the same reason I’m not buying one yet. I think it will be a nice device but I’m waiting to see a couple of other options. Notably the Adam and Courier.
Same thoughts here, exactly, except replace Kindle with Nook, and I just sold my iPod Touch yesterday. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it on TWiG!
I actually like the iPad for what it is – a big PDA. I’m still carrying around my Palm Tx because it’s my instant-on reference.
Netbooks that you have to take time to open and wait to come out of stand-by aren’t the same as a “push a button see a screen” device.
However, I think it’s about 30% over-priced. But, then, I think that about all Apple products.
Good for you. It helps to wait a bit if you want one at all. At least you can read the various reviews and find out if you really want one. I have my netbook sitting idle as well. I actually rather use my Laptop or Blackberry 🙂
I saw one in the wild today already. Like a lot of celebrities, it was smaller in person than I’d imagined. Not my cup of tea.
Considering that This “magic” Device gets a firmware update during fall, i’d buy it and try it out. But consider the 3G-version as it has GPS-hardware built in. Would be PERFECT for TomTom and Navigon. The screen is big and long lasting battery.