I’m going to make this as brief as I possibly can in the hopes that you, the Gear Diary reader, reads through it and has time to leave me some advice by filling out the poll below.
Here’s the deal.
I have the WiFi iPad. After having it for a week or so I picked up a Sprint Overdrive 4G hotspot. I figured I’d use it along with the WiFi iPad until the 3G iPad I also ordered arrived. Yes, I ordered both iPads.
Now it’s decision time.
The 3g iPad will be delivered 4/30.
I need to decide whether to keep the WiFi iPad along with the Sprint Overdrive OR return the Overdrive before my 30-day trial expires, sell the WiFi iPad and keep the 3G version.
Here’s the PROs & CONS I’ve come up with for both scenarios.
WiFi iPad & Sprint Overdrive
Pros: Works with up to 5 devices, will allow iPhone apps that are restricted to WiFi only to work most anywhere, 4G speeds in some parts of my area, Easy on, easy off, possibly better battery life on WiFi iPad due to lack of 3G.
Cons: 2-yr. contract, $60 per month, 5 Gig data cap, shorter battery, another device to carry.
Pros: Integrated wireless, no contract, $30 per month, GPS.
Cons: AT&T service, limited to iPad only, 3G speed, could have weaker battery than WiFi model.
So Gear Diary readers, if you were me what would you do?
Keep the WiFi iPad and the Sprint Overdrive OR return the Overdrive, sell the WiFi iPad and keep the 3G iPad?
It’s time to vote!