If Apple pulls off a Verizon-partnership, I may get in on this. The AT&T partnership is the only reason why I held off on getting an iPhone. But, yeah, $800 is a bit too steep. Make it $600! But knowing Apple's pricing that's pro'lly not gonna happen...
I can't figure out the portability of the tablet. It'll be too big to carry everywhere like the iPhone/iPod. And if it gets limited transport like the laptop, what's the point? I guess for those who carry purses it'll work...
It would be a great way to show stuff to clients... but you are correct. A 13" MBP would do just as well. ...or the 15" that I already own.
I had not consumed any coffee when I posted that... and I think cooler heads will prevail and I will make do with what I have now. Besides.. I would need to get a wheelie cart thingie to carry my stuff if I got that too! ..LOL
Don't get me wrong, I want it to succeed, and I'm sure it will to a degree. I just don't see myself as a good candidate.
To your points: connectivity - true, it's nice to not have to rely on hotspots. But there are accessories out there that allow your laptop to utilize cell-phone providers.
As for the touchscreen, I don't see that as a plus for those who use a keyboard. If you do business writing, a true keyboard is superior to a touchscreen. Now maybe for creative applications, like working in Photoshop, a touchscreen might be awesome.
Gaming - absolutely!
Probably it's biggest success will be found in downloading books, magazines, and other media that currently rely on paper. Even videos and movies will succeed much better on this tablet than an iPod or iPhone. You just lose too much of the experience when the screen is too small.
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