Apple's Amazing Keynote - Revenge of the iPad!

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Well, Apple did it, they actually lived up to the hype yet again. Steve Jobs coming out on stage and doing the presentation was a brilliant touch. No matter what you think of Jobs or Apple, good for him. As for the iPad 2, well, Apple didn't merely iterate slightly, they did actually make a true "2", no now all those silly rumors of an iPad 3 coming out in the fall can be put to rest. 1.3 pounds, THINNER than my iPhone 4, new A5 processor, improved graphics, dual cameras, available in black and white, AT&T and Verizon from day one, 10 hour battery life, $499 starting price (maxes out at $829 for 64GB with WiFi/3G), HDMI mirrored output up to 1080p, smart covers, etc. I think my hemming and hawing over what tablet to get was for naught as the decision has been made rather handily for me. Apple is just too far ahead of the competition at this point. Maybe that will change within a few years, but right now, all things considered, the iPad 2 is the only logical choice in tablets. It hits the US on March 11 and rolls out to 26 more countries on March 25. So, what do you guys think? Are you sold or do you think there will be better options in 2011?

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Bill Loguidice
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Only a small handful of

Only a small handful of videos, actually. I've been over this before, but I have just over 16GB of data on there. Tons of apps (132), over 1000 songs (1,027 at present), lots of active podcasts (some video podcasts) that are swapped out automatically regularly, etc. My 32GB iPhone 4 has a 29.1GB active capacity and presently I have 12.4 GB available.

I like having everything on there, honestly. Even if you weren't PLANNING on doing a lot, I would NEVER ever recommend anything less than 16GB. You really never know when you'll need the space. That's the main downside to iOS devices--no expandable storage.

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Typed on an iPhone 4!

Typed on an iPhone 4!

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Bill Loguidice
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Cool?
Matt Barton wrote:

Typed on an iPhone 4!

Suitably vague! How about some details?

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Chris Kennedy
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Matt Barton wrote:

Typed on an iPhone 4!

(Note to self... purchase iPhone 5 and 1up Matt as soon as possible...)

Ha!

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Matt Barton
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Well, after discounts and

Well, after discounts and such I got a 16 gig for $150. I let them sucker me into a $30 case and a stupid screen cover, but I'm just a freaking wimp I guess when it comes to telling them where to shove it. My monthly bill will remain the same, so it seemed like a no-brainer, really.

I've been playing with it ever since I got it. If you get some time, Bill, I'd like to try out the facetime thing.

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Bill Loguidice
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Heh, I just tried to call

Heh, I just tried to call you, went to voice mail. Ironically killing myself trying to root this Android phone and getting a screen capture thingy working. Let's just say we chose correctly...

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clok1966
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again I am just sorta

again I am just sorta stumped.. easyroot is ... a click? thats hard ? A couple of the cooler custom roms and you will think that apple is a turd :) of course I havent rooted a new droid since Droid X came out, maybe its alot harder now? I know jailbrakeing took me alot more work... i guess we all have our talents and weaknesses.. maybe i am cursed as i dont like apple :)

as for sshots, just use the SDK its free and built in, pretty easy to use (but need phone hooked to PC) I have heard ShootME is pretty good.

yes I tinker with everything.. android SDK is pretty neat :) nothing better then taking an app (alot of source code for android is avialble for free) you like and tweeking it to do EXACTLY what you want. Im working on email app (well tweeking one)...

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It's an AT&T Motorola Atrix

It's an AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G, so it's rather more locked down and incompatible than you've experienced, Clok. The only thing that has worked after rooting is Droid Explorer, though I need to sub-load Davlik to do screenshots (I can screencast with Droid Explorer). Anyway, yes, if you like to hack, Android is delightful. If you like to use without headaches or rooting, iPhone kills it. I'll be happy to discuss this more after the book is done. I'm still an Android newbie. I'll know better in about a month, but right now, I'm not digging it in the slightest.

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clok1966
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ah yes I have only hacked

ah yes I have only hacked Verizon (android) and AT&T (iphone) sets.. and only Droids, Droid2 and DroidX. Matt enjoy it :) if your happy with it .. thats all that matters.

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Happiness is...
clok1966 wrote:

ah yes I have only hacked Verizon (android) and AT&T (iphone) sets.. and only Droids, Droid2 and DroidX. Matt enjoy it :) if your happy with it .. thats all that matters.

Happy .. hehehe .. just wait until he gets to play some of the many kick ass games on there .. he won't just be happy, he'll be blown away by the obvious potential and the far reaching implications :)

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