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Apple announces the iPad tablet

0. phoneArena 27 Jan 2010, 14:23 posted on

We finally got what we wanted, from the first Apple tablet speculation until today. Apple finally unveiled the iPad...

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posted on 27 Jan 2010, 15:35

25. JASON666 (Posts: 20; Member since: 31 Oct 2009)


So wait wait wait....can this "THING" makes phone calls?/? What kinda pants or suits i have to wear to put this giant "I-whateverPad" in my pocket... Why the hell do i want one of these when there are gizzlions of Light and thin and Powerful Notebook PC out there that can do kiggillion thing more then this "I-peaceofpooo" "I think someone gonna get some pinkslips letter in their mail.....LOLOLOLOL!!!

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 15:37

26. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


You just summed up everything I was thinking. For $499 I can get a damn nice netbook instead of this thing.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:48

49. n0gar2 (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


How about - this is for those who want a netbook MAC?

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 22:34

90. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


This is nowhere near as good as any netbook.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 16:19

36. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


gay. looks worthless when i have a laptop and a droid.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 06:30

107. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


straight. but you'll be misisng out on all the network crippling!

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 14:53

115. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


NO U

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 16:21

37. skidodo142 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


wait no leopard? no WEBCAM?! no flash player?! No multitasking?! no input except 30 pin and a microphone?! I think ill just meddle with one of these in an apple store to satisfy my curiosity and go for a macbook instead.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 16:41

41. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yea I agree, it doesn't do everything but provides a "discounted" Apple alternative to a Macbook for those not wanting to pay for one.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 22:35

91. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


It is a big iTouch...it can't even be put in with a netbook/laptop genre. Just another Apple product to show your friends that you got.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 06:30

108. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


You can't call it an alternative to a MacBook when it doesn't have a tenth of the capabilities.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 16:34

40. illallowit (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)


Does anyone remember the SNL skit (actually, it might have been MAD TV, I don't really remember) about an iPad? It was on a while back. It was funny. I'm a little surprised that someone, somewhere in the process didn't say something...

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:03

42. cooter1979 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


check out post 11....he says something about that as well.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:23

43. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


WOW that thing is UGLY...sorry but it is How can they put this think out and not give it multitasking???? also looks like they are trying there hardest to break ATT's network. honestly this thing is a letdown and i hope VZW passes on this thing cause i'd rather have more android devices chewing up network bandwidth then this worthless thing.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:59

57. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Stop Hating it's not a phone you can still get it and make phone calls with your verizon phone crying baby

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 06:32

109. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


It's not a phone ... but it'll still use just a much data as an iPhone. Merry Surfing On Edge. Bitter Folk.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:40

45. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I think apple wasn't designing this to be a fully functional tablet computer, but more like a very awesome eReader, internet tablet. It blows the kindle and the Nook away with functionality and the ppln doesn't seem that bad 29.99 for unlimited data and no contract is nice. The resolution could be higher... as no HD, but the resolution was that way to keep it the same as the Iphone so direct compatibility with already existing apps. I still won't buy one as I hate everything apple, but people read too much into apple announcing a tablet and ran with it. It isn't a PC, it's a media center, and a good one.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:49

50. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Verizon Fans don't down apple for going to ATT, this is not a cell phone service it's a notebook you can still get it flush all your stupid ego issues and just enjoy it. What amazes me is all the Verizon commericals getting on ATT but apple goes with ATT with ipad. My question is what is the reason if Verizon has the largest 3g network ?

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 06:35

110. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


AT&T probably bent over (since they were already bent over) to accomodate Apple's request on the data fees, something VZW probably tried to stall Apple on (assuming there were talks to begin with.) As for VZW's 3G > AT&T 3G ... it's all about capital expenditures ... AT&T post-Cingular merger had to tend to the crybaby investors and couldn't divert as much profit back into the network ... while VZW has now for years given the finger (proverbially) to Vodafone when it comes to dividens as they've retained dividens historically to build what is called America's Largest and Most Reliable network. ps: I don't work for VZW.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:51

51. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Verizon should of thought twice before saying "There's a map for that" lol

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:53

52. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


when google comes out with a tablet it will slay all. android is already the best OS just ive it a beefy CPU and lots of ram and it will blow everything away

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 17:57

55. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


....... well I guess idiots are allowed to have opinions, carry on.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 18:00

58. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


funny *HOVA* nice one but if you think about we got idiots running the country too

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 18:08

61. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yea, I guess they're allowed to have opinions AND pass laws FML.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 18:16

62. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


you call me an idiot with no counter point? thats because you know i'm right....

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 18:39

63. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Actually I think Android is a weak knock-off of iPhone OS, so you couldn't be farther from the truth with that one. Same ideology with poor implementation. Their latest "awesome" phone the Nexus One? All the rave pre-launch, now it's out and noone cares about it anymore, they're already talking about the "next" great Android phone.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 19:03

65. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


cheap knock off?? really what can the iphone os do better then the android OS? the 2 are nothing alike in any way. you are an idiot

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 19:17

69. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You're obviously such a fucking moron that you believe your own madeup idiotic comments. They have a homescreen that looks nearly identical to an iPhone OS, they have widgets, what can the Android OS do that iPhone OS can't that's so important? You can multi-task, the only time I would ever need that is to listen to music while using other apps which iPhone can do. It's an open OS but I don't see any benefit to come of that yet. Android is HYPE and you're eating it all up.

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 19:53

72. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


Multitasking allows you to do so much more then just music. Ever tried to stream pandora and do anyything else? I rest my case on that. Android is themable, customizable, and compatible with other android phone apps. Every phone has icons on the main screen that's really not apples idea bro. And that's just stock adroid, try any of the home replacements (which apple cannot do) and things totally change. Not just colors and icons, yes I know jailbroken iphones get that shit, I'm talking about real chanes like sweeterhome preview 2 offers. And what about widgets huh? Iphone doesn't do those. What about app scrobbeling huh? Iphone doesn't do that. What about notification panel huh? Access to a full file system with the ability to send any file. What about ability to download any file off the web?

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 20:21

73. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Why would i need to download any file on the web, or mail off any of the system files on my CELLPHONE? doesnt make alotta sense to me. and why would i wanna listen to pandora while being on a call or playing one of the MANY games on the iphone? i dont need a widget to tell me the weather, ill look outside for that. dont really care about themes or homescreen customizing, because im not gonna stare at my home screen....imma be online and play games and watch movies and such. the iphone is an amazing device...and depending on what part of the country youre in, its a really good cell phone. Dont be upset because you have to use a second rate droid phone.....verizon still loves you cause youre paying them waaaay to much money. :)

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