With the announcement of the iPad, everyone couldn’t way to get their hands on one. After the keynote, press managed to have a sneak peak of the device and how it works. It turned out to be a great device, but has some missing features that Apple should have implemented.
Here are some information about the iPad that Engadget managed to reveal after playing a bit with the device, and for a video, take a look at the bottom of the post.
1 ) It’s not light. It feels pretty weighty in your hand.
2 ) The screen is stunning, and it’s 1024 x 768. Feels just like a huge iPhone in your hands.
3 )The speed of the CPU is something to be marveled at. It is blazingly fast from what we can tell. Webpages loaded up super fast, and scrolling was without a hiccup. Moving into and out of apps was a breeze. Everything flew.
4 ) There’s no multitasking at all. It’s a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you’re working in Pages… you can figure it out. It’s a real setback for this device.
5 ) The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here.
6 ) No camera. None, nada. Zip. No video conferencing here folks. Hell, it doesn’t have an SMS app!
7 ) It’s running iPhone OS 3.2.
8 ) The keyboard is good, not great. Not quite as responsive as it looked in the demos.
9 )No Flash confirmed. So Hulu is out for you, folks!
Basically, as you can see from the information, the iPad can be considered as an enlarged version of your iPhone, the same basic, demanded features are missing such as multitasking, flash… Furthermore, this device lacks a camera and an SMS application. Well the SMS application can’t be argued as this is not a phone, but flash and multitasking, give us a break Apple. What is it that we are expected to do with this powerful device that is equipped with a blazing fast processor, where no multitasking is available?
These are some of its disadvantages that may reduce the iPad sales from going up, however if this device can be jailbroken then I am definitely going to buy one, just for show off. Furthermore, I believe that Apple will not fail us, having the OS 4.0 on the way hopefully, many of those missing features would become available.
[Video From Engadget]