I feel kind of left out not talking about the iPad when it seems like it is the only thing every other news source in the world is talking about. But since I don't have an iPad right now, I really have nothing to talk about. I actually meant to swing by the local Apple store today to check it out but I've been sidelined with a cold the last few days. I'm feeling so left out I was considering just holding my iPhone really really close to my face figuring it wouldn't be much different than actually having an iPad in the first place.
To be fair, I actually have an iPad on order. It is supposed to arrive in the next week or so. However, I'm not one of those early adopters that is Apple crazy. I ordered one because it has relevance to my work and so I wanted to have first hand experience using this device who others seem to think will save the world. My expectations are a little more modest. Now, I think the iPhone is great. It is very useful to me and I'm a proud owner. I've used Android based devices, both the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid, and have to say the iPhone wins by nose. I've been meaning to put up a comparison but like much of my blogging efforts these days I just haven't gotten around to it.
I'm sure the iPad will be a fantastic device. But let's get real here for a second. Apple did not invent the tablet. The tablet has been around for quite a while and it has never caught on. Maybe Apple has improved upon the idea. I'm willing to keep an open mind. But as someone who has used tablets in the past and found them a little wanting, I'm somewhat skeptical about it. I guess we will have to wait and see until I actually have one in hand.