iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:56:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: stephennorthcott Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:36:11 +0000 I can see your point and to some degree have the same question. Will the iPad live up to the hype? As a device it's very attractive. But there are some limitations which may frustrate power users. Apple have been very good with the iPhone, and even their computers to some degree, with the “less is more” approach.

This “less is more” approach seems to be the case with the iPad. Although Apple have provided a very attractive “less”, if you get my meaning. What a lot of people don't get, particularly tech savvy people, is that most casual users have more than they need in the iPad.

I myself personally am attracted to the idea of the Courier specifically because it comes from Microsoft. I am not a big Microsoft fan. but they tend to take the “everything plus the kitchen sink” approach to their devices. The GUI is nothing like I've seen before, and if it also allows me to have more access to the device itself I can see myself as a power user being able to have my cake and eat it. i.e. I have a gorgeous interface, but perhaps file system access, and all the other bits to fiddle with that Microsoft just can't help putting into their stuff.

We shall see. If I was forced to make a bet right now on the whole subject I'd probably say we'll never see the Courier that is being talked about now, and the iPad will be a success, if not as much of a success initially as the blog-O-sphere tends to think it will be.

]]> By: docmurdock Sun, 07 Mar 2010 22:44:22 +0000 Well the concept is cute and the video as well. Now Microsoft make it real and put it in our hands for under $800 oh and make it NOT run WINDOWS and that will be quite acceptable. In fact, I'll take 2 of them. After all, if you're making something this cool we'd both need 1.

Now let's step back into reality – iPAD is real, it works, it's shipping in April.

'nuff said

]]> By: bassgiutarplayer Sun, 07 Mar 2010 07:13:05 +0000 First question is…beyond the hype (which the blogs are RIPE with) will the Ipad even be a big deal…or become the next Apple TV.