Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple's iPad

Tablet computing has a new face: the iPad. The internet is abuzz with news of this news product from Apple, so I am not going to repeat specs here. My personal opinion is I am not a big fan of the design, though. It looks like an enlarged iPhone. The name is also not something to jump excited about. iPad? It's like the most obvious name and yet I'd think a better name would have been imagined for the product. I expect people will tend to exaggerate pronouncing the letter "A" when referring to this product, so as not to confuse with the iPods.

However, the thing that surprised me (and a LOT of other people I'm sure) is the price. It looks ridiculously affordable at US$499 for the 16GB model. Plus, it's not locked to any carrier! At long last!

The design and name notwithstanding, I still expect that this will be a hot commodity when Apple starts shipping in the next 60 days.

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