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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Jul 28, 2011
Two things I don't quite like about it after having it in my hands for 2 days...
1) No flash, that means a lot of sites are not looking like what they should be, that including my personal site.
2) Proprietary software. I don't like the spirit of it.

As for the unexpected bonuses, may be I'll write a review of it when I can find the time!
In a nutshell, there are still room for improvements where the iPad is concerned but that won't stop me from going to the store to get one for myself though. I've found some great uses of it that's unbeatable ;-)
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July 28, 2011
"Propietary" has always been the rule for anything from Apple. I look forward to your full review.
July 30, 2011
I know that. Until you're turned into an Apple fan, that is something that will always irked you. It's like buying a sport car, the cost comes in the spare parts and servicing! Even those sales people selling the iPad skin have this to say, if you buy an iPad, the cost of the skin shouldn't be of importance to you! See how Steve Job "brainwashed" these youngsters!?!? And she was ready to sell me more than one when each cost some 5-10% of the iPad price!
 
July 28, 2011
would you say you like the Samsung Galaxy Tab better?
July 30, 2011
I wouldn't say that. But, Galaxy Tab is more user friendly when it comes to those who are used to the PC environment, I think. Interestingly, the advantage of the Tab is its size and yet, the same factor is also its disadvantage. These 2 products have different specific usage. Depending on the environment you are operating in, one will rule over the other :-)
 
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iPad 2 is the second iteration of the iPad, a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The tablet was introduced March 2, 2011 and will be released in the United States on March 11, 2011. It serves primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad 2 has a new dual core Apple A5 processor. The iPad 2 includes VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging. The new iPad is compatible with a magnetic dual purpose screen protector/iPad stand.

The revised tablet introduced a new design that included a front and rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging—it can now message with iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod Touch and Mac OS X Snow Leopard devices. The iPad 2 added a dual core Apple A5 processor with doubled processing speed and graphics processing that is nine times faster. iPad 2 offers CDMA support for Verizon Wireless in the United States. The device is 33% thinner-thinner than the Original iPad—thinner than an iPhone— and 15% lighter. Apple also unveiled the Smart Cover, a screen protector that attaches magnetically to the face of the device. Removing the cover wakes the device and has a microfiber bottom that cleans the iPad. The cover converts to an iPad stand when folded. The new Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors video ...
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