Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad jealousy

So sitting here in little old New Zealand can be frustrating some days. Today is one of those days. I want to go out and get an iPad. Can I, nope .... iPads aren't released here yet, there's not even a release date yet !!

Sure there seems to be a 50/50 split from the blogosphere about it, though most people who have actully used it and played like it. Sure it doesn't do everything. But since its announcement I have paid very close attention to my "computing" requirements.

While at home I am a content consumer, I do very little creation of content. Most activity is web browsing or watching video content on my core passions, gadgets, technology and motor vehicles. All of which while sitting at a desktop isolated in an office and only using 1/10th the power of my desktop capabilities. The iPad would be great for doing that anywhere but the office.

When I looked at how I use my iPhone I hardly use the iPhone as a phone. Its my media/gaming device. I check email, Facebook, play games and listen to music. Which is completely what the iPad should excel in.  

Hopefully it wont be too long and they will be in available here in NZ