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Old 05-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #441
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Yesterday when the market had it's glitch the first thing that came to my mind after Sh--not again is I need an IPAD . I'm leaving tomorrow for an eight day cruise and no way am I lugging a lap top ever again . I found out there is an Apple Store about half hour away and as soon as they have one it's mine . This is finally a tech item I can get excited about . I"ve been looking at Kindles for awhile but they just seemed too limiting to me . For $150 more this has it all I'm officially an Apple geek !
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:55 PM   #442
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Yesterday when the market had it's glitch the first thing that came to my mind after Sh--not again is I need an IPAD . I'm leaving tomorrow for an eight day cruise and no way am I lugging a lap top ever again . I found out there is an Apple Store about half hour away and as soon as they have one it's mine . This is finally a tech item I can get excited about . I"ve been looking at Kindles for awhile but they just seemed too limiting to me . For $150 more this has it all I'm officially an Apple geek !
Sounds like a good choice for what you are looking for! The iPad looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:17 PM   #443
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Yesterday when the market had it's glitch the first thing that came to my mind after Sh--not again is I need an IPAD .
Moe, this is one of the most interesting reactions I've seen to yesterday's little 'market anomaly'.
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The problem is - most people who wanted to take action couldn't log into their brokerage accounts during the "crisis". So even if you have your iPad with you - you might not be able to do anything.

But I definitely agree with the "no way am I lugging a lap top ever again" sentiment!

Still haven't ordered mine yet.......

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Know at least one of you has both Iphone and Ipad - what are the advantages of having both vs just running w/ the Iphone? Isn't the Ipad just bulky duplication that doesn't even have a camera?
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Know at least one of you has both Iphone and Ipad - what are the advantages of having both vs just running w/ the Iphone? Isn't the Ipad just bulky duplication that doesn't even have a camera?
I don't have either, but...

I think it would be a lot easier to surf the internet, or read an e-book, with the iPad. Isn't the iPhone pretty small? Looks small on the commercials. But to me, the biggest attraction of the iPad is FUN - - a big, colorful, gorgeous touch screen that you can use for all your applications.
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Yesterday when the market had it's glitch the first thing that came to my mind after Sh--not again is I need an IPAD . I'm leaving tomorrow for an eight day cruise and no way am I lugging a lap top ever again . I found out there is an Apple Store about half hour away and as soon as they have one it's mine . This is finally a tech item I can get excited about . I"ve been looking at Kindles for awhile but they just seemed too limiting to me . For $150 more this has it all I'm officially an Apple geek !
Good for you Moemg! I think you will really enjoy it.
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Have a birthday coming up and was suggesting it to the gal, who is tethered to her Iphone. Did a wooden cutout and suggested it would be more fun for her and better battery life than her Iphone - she was pretty convinced it offered nothing but the opportunity to break while adding nothing to her Iphone + laptop combo. The wooden cutout was not a good fit in her purse, BTW.
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Have a birthday coming up and was suggesting it to the gal, who is tethered to her Iphone. Did a wooden cutout and suggested it would be more fun for her and better battery life than her Iphone - she was pretty convinced it offered nothing but the opportunity to break while adding nothing to her Iphone + laptop combo. The wooden cutout was not a good fit in her purse, BTW.
Looks like you'll need to spring for a diamond pendant instead....
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Gee thanks? Luckily, she's more a turquoise & silver kinda gal.
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Gee thanks? Luckily, she's more a turquoise & silver kinda gal.
There are some really nice turquoise and silver necklaces, too.
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if I convince one more person to buy an iPad, then it's official, Steve Jobs has to start paying me commissions.

Anyways, I have both the iPad and the iPhone. At first I thought that the iPad was just a big iPhone but I now use the 2 devices very differently. I use the iPad mostly at home and when I travel. I use the iPhone when I am just out and about. I think that the iPhone is great for quick peeks (emails, Internet, weather, etc...) while the iPad (for me at least) has truly become a productive tool, much like a laptop. There are things that are handled so much better by the iPad, like reading books, magazines and newspaper as well as anything that requires a lot of typing like posting on this forum and writing an email longer than a few sentences. Things like word processing and spreadsheets are also a lot easier to handle on the iPad.
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Have a birthday coming up and was suggesting it to the gal, who is tethered to her Iphone. Did a wooden cutout and suggested it would be more fun for her and better battery life than her Iphone - she was pretty convinced it offered nothing but the opportunity to break while adding nothing to her Iphone + laptop combo. The wooden cutout was not a good fit in her purse, BTW.
You did tell her the actual iPad has more functionality than the wooden block, right?
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Screen size is everything. I have an iPod Touch - basically a non-phone version of the iPhone. And the biggest issue is the small screen. It's a great MP3 player - perfect for that. But the web surfing is awkward with such a small screen, and I would never try to type an email on it or enter a post on a forum. Just too difficult using the micro touch keyboard.

I laugh when people say "but the iPad is just a bigger iPod Touch!". Yep! That's a big deal.

The iPad has more functionality than the iPod Touch too. But it is not a cellphone.

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Screen size is everything. I have an iPod Touch - basically a non-phone version of the iPhone. And the biggest issue is the small screen. It's a great MP3 player - perfect for that. But the web surfing is awkward with such a small screen, and I would never try to type an email on it or enter a post on a forum. Just too difficult using the micro touch keyboard.

Earlier this evening I needed to type something on my DH's iPhone and as usual I marvel at how much easier it is to type on it than on my Blackberry Storm.

Typing on an iPhone or iPod Touch is undoubtedly more difficult than on a full keyboard but it is actually so much better than the Blackberry Storm (which is also touchscreen)!. On the Storm to type what I typed in 1 minute on the iPhone would take several minutes. Virtually every letter I type on the Storm is an error. This, even though I know from experience to type slightly to the left of each letter (if you type square in the middle of the letter you get the letter to the right most of the time).

If I have to type a number you have to switch to the number pad (same thing on iPhone) but it automatically switches back to letters after you type each number. So typing something like a phone number takes forever.

On the iphone every letter typed perfectly the first time (albeit typing more slowing than on a regular keyboard) and when I went to numbers it stayed there until I told it to go back to letters.

So typing on an iPhone is really functional for me.

That said....I am on the waiting list at the Apple Store for a 3G iPad.
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.. I would never try to type an email on it or enter a post on a forum. Just too difficult using the micro touch keyboard...

The iPad has more functionality than the iPod Touch too. But it is not a cellphone.

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Btw, hello from iPod, I'm indoors.
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If you ever see a concise post from me, it's probably coming from iPod or Kindle1. As much as I would love to spend my excess cash on a sleek new device, I can't justify yet another one that is useless in sunlight. And no way can it beat the FREE Internet connection on Kindle.

Btw, hello from iPod, I'm indoors.
Given the photo of your reading room that you recently posted,

a Kindle is the only way to go.
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If you ever see a concise post from me, it's probably coming from iPod or Kindle1. As much as I would love to spend my excess cash on a sleek new device, I can't justify yet another one that is useless in sunlight. And no way can it beat the FREE Internet connection on Kindle.

Btw, hello from iPod, I'm indoors.
Yes, for me the Kindle (k2i) has been the best choice because I don't like monthly payments, and I like having free 3G connectivity so that I can download books, etc, on the spur of the moment no matter where I am. Plus, I really just wanted a dedicated e-reader that is easy on the eyes, visible in sunlight, fits in my regular purse, is light and can be easily held in one hand for long periods of time while I read, and can go for as long as a couple of weeks before having the battery recharged.

I would love to get an iPad if I could justify it to myself. They are really beautiful with that big color touchscreen. The iPad is an amazing device that has many different functions but it doesn't fit my (admittedly stringent) criteria for an e-reader at all, and I really just can't think of what I would want one for right now. Maybe later. Gosh, they are gorgeous, though! So don't be surprised if I end up with one anyway, some day.
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Agree, but even so, I never leave home without the fantastic iPod, constantly looking for shade or flipping the case over it to get a glimpse at the screen. The small size is a big plus for me. Going bigger would only add weight to my already heavy bag loaded with four electronic devices that I didn't even own four years ago. Can't stop progress.
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