This may sound very odd .. and contrary to the consumer uptake worldwide since so many people want an iPad as their Christmas gift ..
I bought an iPad recently
And it sits more or less as it is
Even my tech savvy seven year old has abandoned it for his PC
I was a fan of iPad from a commercial sense see a previous post Tablet sizes and sales: One size fits all? 10 inch screen vs 7 inch screen – insights and perspectives
There are two problems:
1) The ten inch screen is NOT mobile .. Mobility has a premium which I love (ex more compact laptops cost more, I do a lot on my blackberry etc). The iPad sits on my desk keeping the PC company
2) I thought I could read RSS, research papers or other media. But there is no disk and no USB drive. So ‘out of the box’ its pretty much useless
I am now reduced to trying to find apps for the iPad using links like techradar ipad apps
and shock horror! I even bought a ‘iPad app directory’ from WH Smith in a desperate attempt to salvage my investment (see above image – it has no web site!)
In retrospect a 7 inch tablet would be GREAT since its MORE mobile.
THAT ALONE would have helped for me since I dont see myselves buying magazine subs(except maybe National Geographic or similar) and even if I did I think I could read it on the 7 inch screen
So, it seems I may have made a mistake buying an iPad. I should have either bought a kindle(since I read extensively) or I should have bought a 7 inch tablet since its more mobile and has more access to content (if its Android based especially)
What I am saying is – a device which would be smaller and more compact would be more mobile and that alone would have helped since I genuinely see a space for a ‘tablet’ if I can carry it!!