January 30, 2010

Via Nicholas Carlson at BusinessInsider.com
Lore has it than when Google's (GOOG) top Android developer first showed off the mobile operating system in 2007, CEO Eric Schmidt's first question was, "So what do I do when Steve Jobs kicks me off board?"
Well, that finally happened over Summer 2009, and relations between the two companies and the two men have devolved since.
Today, a reporter asked Eric what he thinks of Apple's new iPad. His answer: "You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet."
I personally agree. As I said in my previous post, this device isn't a real contender for geeks/professionals like my self. I can run Adobe products on netbooks as well as PC Tablets just fine so....WTF, Apple?
One more thing, if I'm to hold this device like a tablet, (ie. clipboard, notepad,) then why didn't the put a button or even a scroll wheel on one of the sides? They brag in videos that "the user doesn't have to change to use this device." That leads me to believe that in holding this device, I would want to do what comes naturally, and for me, touching a button at the bottom doesn't seem natural to me. I see how the location is natural for a mobile phone or music player...but not a tablet. 
Maybe I'm just crazy and too l33t, I don't know. What do you think? Leave a comment or Tweet me @Krubuntu 
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Unknown said...

I totally agree. There is no reason for me to own an iPad other than to have a magazine E-reader...but it's certainly not worth the price just to do that. If you're going to charge me $500 for a piece of hardware, it better have USB or Firewire ports, the ability to run non-iPhone apps, and some kind of ability to control files. As a result I will continue to save up for a Macbook Pro instead...at least then I can use Final Cut and do regular work on it, especially considering the newly created Mac App store. iPad's are for people who have money to burn.


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