Apple iPad is made available to the public today

Posted By on April 3, 2010

wsjadforipad100402 Once more Apple has inspired their devoted advocates into waiting in long lines for the chance to get a limited number of “first” iPad tablet computing devices — link. Many believe that the new product will usher in a new wave of computing, one that is slotted between the smartphone led by the Apple iPhone and the notebook computer. Personally I’m planning to wait for version 2 or 3, but am interested in the device as a better reader, one that makes the most of the written word as well as web based audio and video content.

The device is by all account excellent for a first release, but falls short in my list of important features:

  1. No multitasking – several ‘apps’ at a time
  2. No Adobe Flash – many videos and website use it
  3. No USB port – external devices common to computers for both transfer and additional storage … not to mention an easy way to add a physical keyboard
  4. No webcam or camera device

Still … I do love this gadget. It might not be a notebook computer killer, but might just do away with existing eReader devices like the Sony eReader, Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook.

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