Apple is trying to replace netbooks and e-readers with it’s new device, the iPad, but will it succeed?
This could be a good reason for using this device, but without Flash? Not much sense. It’s like having a TV with no video. I don’t really like Flash, but it may be quite awhile before most sites start using HTML5 video tags. Like it or not, Flash will still be around for a couple of years. This is how the web looks without Flash.
IPS displays offer the most accurate picture possible, but are they well-suited for long-form text, when you’re reading for hours? Combo displays like Pixel Qi can turn off the backlight and act as an eInk screen. Not sure how the photos look on Pixel Qi screens though.
No USB, no HDMI, no card readers. You’ll need separate adapters for connecting your camera.
This alone is a dealbreaker for me.
Only icons on the 9.7″ home page? Any digital photoframe shows more information.
Why not include a camera, at least for Skype? Scanning business cards, barcodes – the build-in camera might come very useful.
I think I’ll wait for an Android tablet like Adam from Notion Ink: 10″ 1024×600 TFT/eInk display, 1080p video with HDMI, USB, SD card support, rotatable camera, 16 hours of WiFi browsing. Android apps like maps and browsers can already work with this resolution without upscaling.
And I guess by the time this tablet gets released, Adobe will have Flash ready for Android devices and guys from CoreCodec will finish their video player with AVI/MKV support.