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old and in the way
This looks kind of cool, especially if you travel a lot.


So, who wants to buy one for me?
The kids have mixed feelings about it because it does'nt even have video phone calls which should've been standard equipment.
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I was excited about the announcement of this. However after watching the keynote, and reading a couple of articles.... What really is the difference between this and an iPhone, or iPod Touch? Plus for $499.00 you only get 16gb?
The difference is real estate.

You simply cannot execute the functions on an iPhone screen that you can on this.

Besides, this is a computer rather than a phone.
I'm not sure what you mean by locked up.

You mean like Macs generally?

From a New York Times article;

"The cellular signal will be provided by AT&T for $15 a month (250 megabytes of data transferred -- think e-mail only) or $30 a month, unlimited. Amazingly, those AT&T deals involve no contract. You can cancel whenever you like. And since this thing isn't a phone, you don't have to worry about dropped calls; you're paying exclusively for Internet service."
Looks interesting, but doubt I will read books on a screen like this.
Newspapers & magazines, maybe, but not books.
Have to see it first to be sure though.
Newspapers, magazines, internet & e-mail is enough for me though.
And I think that people who don't already have an iPhone might go for this.

Looks interesting for use in schools though. The non-multitasking aspect would actually be a plus there! No surfing on Facebook in the background on IpAD... ;-)

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