Apple's iPad Tablet To Redefine The Market

Jan 27, 2010 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: technologyexpert.blogspot.com

Consumers and industry analysts have been waiting for the Jan. 27th Apple event, which occurred today. As expected, Apple indeed unveiled a tablet PC, which many believe will redefine the market segment, and could be a boon to the publishing industry.
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Tablets have been around for years. How, exactly, will a tablet that happens to cost more because of the stupid little Apple logo "redefine the market?"
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Abe Lincoln would have said;
"You can fool some of the people, ALL of the time"... ;^)
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too big to fit in a jacket pocket or small bag

to small to be a real computer to work on

I don't get it.

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Jan 27, 2010
 
Apple's new iPad looks really cool, but it's basically just an overgrown iTouch. The way Apple is touting the cool surfing experience in the Safari browser, I wonder if it can finally run Flash--one thing the surfing experience on the iTouch and iPhone has been sorely lacking. With the added eBook capability, though, I think it will sound the death knoll for the Amazon Kindle. The book/magazine market was the one thing Apple had not secured, and I think this device was built for that purpose.
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Jan 27, 2010
 
Jeff SR wrote:
With the added eBook capability, though, I think it will sound the death knoll for the Amazon Kindle. The book/magazine market was the one thing Apple had not secured, and I think this device was built for that purpose.
I doubt it. I was going to replace my kindle with this but then I saw how big it was.

Kindle fits in a jacket pocket, iPad would require me to get a man purse. In other words, I'll just keep my kindle until steve shrinks the iPad.
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Jan 27, 2010
 
I think that this device will have a decent impact on the mobile computing market and for a handful of reasons why, check out http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2638...

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Jan 27, 2010
 
I like the idea, but it seems like more of a convenience item. I think it has some potential. HTML5 is going to phase out flash soon, so I don't see flash being an issue. Flash is a hog anyway. Next year this time, I think there may be some truly neat apps for this thing.

The magazine deals are on the way, just watch.

Don't jump on the buzz wagon, wait and see is the way I am going.

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Jan 27, 2010
 
get fiscal wrote:
Tablets have been around for years. How, exactly, will a tablet that happens to cost more because of the stupid little Apple logo "redefine the market?"
Because it costs less. There isn't a tablet for $500 on the market today that I know of.

And it's really targeting Kindle users to start. I'll have to see the display before I'm sold, but if it's somewhat approachable to a Kindle in readability, I'll probably get one.

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Jan 27, 2010
 
Some I've talked to believe the initial content will be mere translations of text to tablet form. But while the idea of print on the Tablet is enticing, it's nothing the Kindle or any E-Ink device couldn't do. The eventual goal is to have publishers create hybridized content that draws from audio, video and interactive graphics in books, magazines and newspapers, where paper layouts would be static.

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workerbeedrone wrote:
<quoted text>Because it costs less. There isn't a tablet for $500 on the market today that I know of.
And it's really targeting Kindle users to start. I'll have to see the display before I'm sold, but if it's somewhat approachable to a Kindle in readability, I'll probably get one.
I see, so the point of these devices is personal media rather than computing power?

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get fiscal wrote:
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I see, so the point of these devices is personal media rather than computing power?
Yep, it's a consumption device more than a creation device.

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workerbeedrone wrote:
<quoted text>Because it costs less. There isn't a tablet for $500 on the market today that I know of.
Soon.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/01/m...

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Jan 28, 2010
 
dukdodgers wrote:
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Yep, it's a consumption device more than a creation device.
Ok, that makes a lot more sense.

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