Loc: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
I haven't really had time to check this stuff out, but briefly cruisin it looks to be you can sync via USB (although, like I said, no clue, this might be glorified proof of concept stuff, so most likely product-globally out the door at least one USB), and looks to be a pay to play deal for the rest of the stuff (3G, etc), i.e., if you're 'low play' you can do a 'low pay' version, and you pay more to play more (pay mo for mo features). They seem to have the price game sorted out and locked down smartly, i.e., I think they've hit some well deliberated sweet spots.
According to macrumors it supports an external display and has a shared directory that will mount on a mac or pc.
Thanks. Someone here I think mentioned lack of a video out port, but that looks like the compact solution, through the dock connector like the iPods and iPhones, not like a laptop with a dedicated video out port.
Loc: Near an iPad
With WiFi N capabilities I'll be waiting for someone to make a streaming client (i.e. PS3 Media Server) for the iPad. Why waste all the space on the iPad when you can leave everything on your Mac and just access it remotely? Watch out AppleTV
HOPEFULLY Apple will get things figured out with the iTunes store and get more into streaming vs downloading.
I'll have to save up for it since I'm retired now but I think I'll get the WiFi one as the iPhone takes care of my communication needs. Then I can add it to my Apple family which consists of a MacPro tower in my bedroom, a Mac Mini under my widescreen TV, a MacBook, and of course my iPhone. Can't have too many Apple products now can I.
P.S. One thing I learned about the iPad is that the dimensions are very close to my Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. I also noticed they're providing a dock for an external keyboard which I really like. As for the lack of both Flash and multitasking I say meh! I've lived without both on the iPhone and they're not mission critical to me.
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
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