Apple Now Accepting iPad Pre-orders

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TurkuSama

I feel bad for the shmuck who buys the 64gb version with 3G. Only to look like a failure amongst his peers that have brand new shiny Couriers.

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Khaled

pre-orered the WiFi Model (got a MiFi).

 

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Caboose

 You poor soul. Well, I hope you enjoy your iPod Touch with Elephantitus, and the fact that you shelled out a godaweful amount of money for an overpriced, and underperforming POS.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Khaled

I will judge it once I get my hands on it

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Keith E. Whisman

There was an MaximumPC article a few days ago stating that Apple just made IBooks available to the Ipad market as a download. So why would Apple market a product as an ebook reader but make you have to download the software to read books. It seems to me the necessary software would be a built in part of the OS. I think the Ipad is doomed to only be used by dumbasses that don't know any better.

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Khaled

To push updates to it without releasing an OS update, dumbass.

 

Some of the comments here are worse than youtube.

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TechJunkie

Couldn't say it better!! But the dumbasses will still buy it because Steve Handjobs says for them to in thier sleep! Do what he says little apple fritters....

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aviaggio

$500 isn't a bad price to pay to look cool, right?

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Keith E. Whisman

LOL...... Good one here is a pat on the back.. That's funny.. LOL...

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TechJunkie

I have always wanted to pay a nazi 500$ to look cool. Not only would I look cool, I will feel so much more important when I whip it out in my local Mcdonalds that has WiFi. Nothing like eating some apple snacks while playing with an apple Ipad....so cool....i just hope I won't get it all sticky. Remember little apple fritters, Steve Handjobs says buy an Ipad and use the fastest 3G network for instant conectivity. So you better do it or else.

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Khaled

I call godwin's law on you =)

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Capt Crunk

this would have been cool two years ago when people were clamoring for it.

http://magtheridon-us.warcrafter.net/Cercie

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wlballplayer

quick question when it says wi-fi and 3g does that mean that i can get internet anywhere free? or will it cost money?

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Khaled

Does anyone here know how GSM works? or what are GSM "bands"?

the 3G iPad supports the following:

  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

 AT&T apparently uses 850 and 1900 3G bands

T-mobile is apparently 1700/2100MHz

2100MHz is widely used world wide (that's what we are using in Saudi Arabia) so the iPad will work with T-Mobile.

It is unlocked so no need to jailbreak just to unlock.

You will need to cut a SIM card though, buy a scissor.

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Caboose

 WiFi, only if you connect to an open network. 3G no, you'll be stuck on AT&T. So you may not get internet at all!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Keith E. Whisman

Give it a month and someone is bound to jail break the 3G so you can goto T-Mobile or what have you.

I want a netbook that converts into a touch screen equiped tablet. That is 100% better. I think Toshiba actually has a product if memory serves me right.

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Techrocket9

The 3G networks of ATT and Tmobile are incompatible, so the best you would get would be edge.

 

 

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Caboose

 What about iPhone (l)users that are stuck on AT&T. I though that they are (supposed to be) on the 3G network (when it works from what I hear).

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Keith E. Whisman

Well that sucks.. Jeesh I guess that leaves me completely out of the race then. I won't even consider getting one of these to tear apart.

I wonder if it's possible to build an Android Rom that is compatible with the hardware and replace it with the Apple Ipad Rom.. 

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Signal2Noise

My wife was excited when she heard the new iPad was ready for pre-order. She wanted to try something new. But then I had to explain to her it was Apple's new portable device and not something to replace 'Maxi'.

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Scapegoat

Sorry guys, but I have to say it.

Who cares?

There's no pen, so I really don't think it will ever have any tablet functionality.

 It's just a fat iPod Touch with ereader capability.  Oh wait, iPod Touch has that too.

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