The iPad Revealed: GearChat #2

Across the blogosphere, millions watched with bated breath today as Apple unveiled their latest — the obviously (yet unfortunately) named iPad — to a crowd who seemed to be enthusiastic and yet instantly critical of the ~10″ tablet.

Gorgeous UI, large vivid screen, the ability to run existing iPhone apps, and a new iBook store are huge selling points for some. The absence of a camera and multi-tasking are among the possible deal-breakers for others. Not immediately obvious are exactly who the iPad’s intended customers might be — other than users who don’t mind carrying yet another device.

Join Dan, Larry, Carly and me, with guest commentary from Patrick, as we dive into our first impressions of what Steve Jobs is calling, “a magical and truly revolutionary product.”

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

4 Comments on "The iPad Revealed: GearChat #2"

  1. Tangerine Dream as the background music?

  2. I’m calling it “giant iPod touch”.

  3. Thomas R. Hall | January 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm |

    For those of us that use the iPhone as an always-connected pocket computer instead of a phone (for me, since the Nexus One is my phone), an iPod Touch with Mifi gives us most of what the iPhone would be used for. The iPad is right up that alley with Wifi + 3G, and the 3G is unlocked, though only on AT&T bands in the US. Looks quite interesting.

  4. Joel McLaughlin | January 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm |

    You hosted this somewhere other than podbean. Where did ya go? If I had a choice?? Libsyn.

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