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April 2, 2010

iPad (Updated)

-- by Dave Johnson

I was about to get a netbook for travel, conferences, and things like that where I don't need all the functionality of a laptop and want something really light to carry around.

Now I'm thinking about an iPad instead. But all of Apple's usual shenanigans are putting me off. The lack of any way to add anything that can get around Apple making money off of you - no USB port or card slot, for example so you are entirely dependent on Apple accessories, memory, etc. The closed app market... The price is prohibitive - but it's early so it should go down later.

So my question is, does anyone know about anything coming that will compete with the iPad that uses Google's Android OS? Maybe even Palm's? The Android phones look like they will compete with the iPhone...

Update -- Take a look at this:

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 2, 2010 11:53 AM


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