My first thought about the ipad was that it was going to be pretty funny to watch movies through scores of fingerprints. I was excited when I first got my hands on a netbook, but I found it was too small to do most of the things I need and having multiple devices just kind of defeats the purpose. It will be interesting to see how the ipad affects the sale of netbooks which are frequently sold “free” with a data services contract from mobile providers. Yet, there’s no doubt the ipad is revolutionary at 1.5 pounds and ½ an inch thick!
Check out the Time magazine iPad unveiling.
There are already a plethora of iPad apps on iTunes. Interestingly, on of the iPad apps is a Kindle app. Kindle costs $259 and the entry price is $499. Kindle is a little lighter and thinner – but it would seem that the ipad might have a longer term value since you can do so much more on it than read books. Mashable reported today that ABC and CBS will stream TV shows on the ipad for FREE!