I tend to agree with those who say that don't quite understand the point in it's current form. It's basically a large version of the iPod touch with a 3G option, no camera and more computing power but still short of what most people expect from a tablet computer.
I'd describe it as sort of a tablet computer lite. I guess if I didn't have an iPhone or a laptop/netbook/tablet computer and wanted a portable media player / eBook reader / laptop lite kind of device that lets you browse the web, read and write e-mails, organize your information, and run some apps and games etc without the full blown computing experience then I'd be on board. I've got both an iPhone and a laptop however, so a device like this isn't for me just yet.
That being said, if in a future version they offer multitasking, a camera, one or more USB ports so you can attach a mouse and open up the OS a bit more to make it more like a laptop / netbook / tablet PC and less like an iPod touch with a bigger screen I could see myself buying one to use on those trips where you don't quite need a full blown laptop but still need something that lets you get some work done.
I agree that this won't work, but I don't get the lack of camera complaint. Would people really want to take pictures with something this big? Seems like that would be ridiculous.
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Anyone getting one tomorrow? I plan on going to check it out but hopefully won't buy one yet.
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$729 for the 32G 3G version plus data plan
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Wonder if Karl could attach one of these to his belt.