Microsoft’s premier apologist Paul Thurrott on his iPad:
The power plug is the bigger, uglier old-style plug, not the new small, square one you get with iPhone.
Maybe that’s because they require different amounts of power to recharge. Duh.
16 GB isn’t 16 GB with the iPad, it’s 14 GB. That’s a big difference when you’re talking about a small pool of storage.
Sigh. I guess a 500 gig hard disk on a Windows PC still has 500 gigs on it after Windows is installed.
Why isn’t this widescreen? It’s so obvious.
So obviously wrong, of course. Try portrait mode with a 16:9 screen.
The iBooks application is laughably bad as I suspected. The Amazon Kindle app, however, is awesome. No silly “looks like a book” design or superfluous page flipping animations. The Kindle app is how eBooks should be. Bravo, Amazon.
Hmmm. I love the looks “like a book design,” and the page flipping animations are to die for. Well done. Two words, Paul: Different strokes.
Some apps don’t do rotation, which is irritating.
Yeah, those landscape games will play great in portrait mode.
Mail, Safari, Calendar are all nice on the big screen. Contacts is ridiculous. Apple needs to get over its desire to ape real world interfaces. That does not work.
Yeah, that whole desktop metaphor, trash metaphor, folder metaphor, document metaphor is totally lame.
Anyone who believes this thing is a game changer is a tool.
And who knows more about being a tool than Paul Thurrott? Is everything he says negative? No, Paul tries to be like Faux News, fair and balanced.
This thing is crying out for dual cameras.
Or, at least one.
The Marvel Comics app is surprisingly nice. I’m not a comics fan but this could make that happen. It’s a nice experience.
Agreed. I don’t collect comics but this makes it worth a thought and I think comics are a waste.
The screen responsiveness is superb. This is something Apple does better than anyone. This should be studied and copied. It’s just amazing.
It’s liquid. Stunning.
You don’t need it. But I get that you might want it. Apple does have that effect on people.
We don’t need all the headaches that come with a Windows PC, either. Neither do we need a computer, or a cell phone, or a portable media player; especially those with crummy designs. Apple makes products that people want to stand in line to buy, see, touch.
Get over it, Paul.