iPad, First Thoughts

So i’ve been learning how to use the iPad and i realise I’m really not attuned to how the iOS operates. What i like so far is how portable the iPad is and the excellent battery life. It’s a fantastic device for reading news (love reading all my tech news on Flipboard). The big screen also makes it wonderful for my favourite Angry Birds game, not to mention that certain interactive games that can be shared with friends, like Hanging With Friends, can be quite enjoyable. There’s one or two excellent apps I love, like Weibo and Flipboard, and the screen display is excellent.

That said, I’m also not used to the restrictions iOS imposes on people. I don’t like how I’m forced to sync entire folders if I want to add photos or music to my iPad. I don’t like not being able to use Flash cos many retailers such as Coach and Fitflop have sites that require Flash. I don’t like the way iOS highlights/ selects text. I miss my cursor keys that I’m accustomed to from my Nokia. I don’t like how I’m forced to paste/ embed pictures in e-mails or how I can’t attach files to them. These are basic things that I’ve gotten so used to on my Nokia handphone that I’ve practically taken them for granted.

My conclusion after using the iPad 2 for 1.5 weeks is that this is gonna be an interim device for me – till someone manufactures a great Windows based tablet. And, I think I’m still going to use Symbian/ Meego handphones for a while… till they die out entirely…


1 Response to “iPad, First Thoughts”

  1. 1 Iceman

    Lenovo is launching one soon towards the end of the year. Problem is not so much the hardware but the Windows OS is not cutout for the tablet.

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July 2011