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Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad Frenzy: Are you as excited as the others?

Salam to all,
The picture is taken from tvnz.co.nz website.

Last night I watched this news on TVNZ about the iPad frenzy in New York and Seattle. People who were so excited in buying the latest technology device, lined up in front of Apple stores even before the stores were opened for business.

Do you know what is iPad? Frankly speaking, I was not really aware about this latest hype as I don't really follow or buy the latest devices unless I really need them. Well, of course money is the biggest issue for me. The latest gadget or device would be so costly and I would think 100x times as there are other important things that I need.

Here's a bit of information about iPad from Wikipedia:

The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is positioned in a category between a smartphone and a laptop computer.[10]

Similar in functionality to the smaller, less powerful iPhone or iPod touch, it runs a modified version of the same operating system (iPhone OS),[11][12] with a user interface redesigned to take advantage of the larger screen.[13] The iPad has a 9.7-inch (25 cm) LED backlit multi-touch display, 16 to 64 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory, Bluetooth, and a 30-pin dock connector to sync with iTunes and connect wired accessories.[5] Two models have been announced: one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (which can connect to HSDPA cellular networks), and Assisted GPS

Both models may be purchased with three different storage capacities.[5]
As Apple's first device to use its iBookstore service and companion iBooks ebook reading application, the iPad has been compared with Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.[14][15][16]

So, does it sounds interesting? Will you become interested to purchase one for yourself? Or buy it as a cool birthday present for your loved one? kalau nilah hadiah harijadi, tak pasal2 ada yg kena sakit jantung sbb terkejut. maklumlah hadiah yg agak mahal. hehehe

Before you get so excited and want to join the others who had purchased it, you have the right to know about that an  iPad doesn't have a built-in camera, USB drive and CD slot. Thus it makes it offer a limited software which might not be so desirable by certain people.

If you are wondering how much does this cost? Let's see what I've found from nzherald.co.nz website:

For now, Apple is selling versions of the iPad that can only connect to the internet using Wi-Fi. Those models start at US$499. (NZ$706.) Versions that also have a cellular data connection will be available by the end of the month. They will cost US$130 more, with the most expensive at US$829. tengok tu mahal nok mapuh. baik aku sipe duit wat beli mugo lain hok pekdoh lg.
All right. Now what say you? Are you excited and can't wait to get this new device for yourself or you are like me who would rather wait until the device is proven useful first. But the downside of that by the time I want to buy one, there'll be another cool device which might be 100x better and hype. huhu. One thing you have to remember is, technology like this is evolving and easily become obsolete.

15 comments:

mommyYen said...

huhu..kalo org kasi prezzie bday ipad tu,melompat-lompat saya kak haa..suka..

temp. housewife said...

betul tu Sati. kalaulah dpt percuma kan seronok.

yatie chomeyl said...

xbest la klu xdop camera ..best lg iphone hehe

paij188 said...

mahalnye! tapi tak jadi keperluan, so cam tak heran la kot?

Saya prefer spend my money on a latest SLR gadget kot..

but thanks for the info kak. at least tau jugak ape bendanye ni.. :)

Diyana Zulkifli said...

saye baru sgt beli netbook comel.senang nk sumbat dlm henbeg bile g ngajar.rs mcm nyesal terbeli awal sbb saye brkenan gile ngan ipad..lg kecik dr netbook..huhu.ada sapa mo netbook saye?

temp. housewife said...

Fairus, tula kalau rasa mcm tak perlu tak yah beli. Sy rasa benda ni mcm tak perlu sgt.

Ti, ado doh iPhone tu okla. Knur lambat la lg nok pakai mugo2 "i" ni.


Diyana, cubala jual laptop kat Mudah. com. kot2 boleh beli pulak iPad ni.

fa10 said...

ooooo, oooo, oooo... tiada dlm angan ku, sbb mmg x mampu nak beli. hehehe
demo oghe klate ruponyo, samo la kito...

yushida03 said...

salam.

ipad? no i'm not. in fact i'm only using nokia 1202 as my main mode of tele-communication. can get at less than rm100 nowadays.:)

temp. housewife said...

fa10, aah ore kelate. asal Tumpat.

yushida, I guess only those who are really into the latest device interested to buy this.

sirna said...

mahalnya kan, takpala, handphone N95 saya ni pun tak habis explore lagi...nak save duit beli umah hihi

temp. housewife said...

mmg lebih baik simpan duit beli benda2 yg lg berfaedah mcm rumah. K.Nur setuju.

sue said...

bestnyaaaaaaaaa....... kalo free!

temp. housewife said...

Sue, kenala pandai2 mintak dgn Cik Abg ke kot2 dia nak bg sbg hadiah. hehe

UstazCahaya said...

Salam Kak Nur.

Ini satu contoh review product yang baik dan menarik. Akak boleh check it out di eBay ada program tulis review dengan kita dibayar USD1 untuk sebuah review. Bagi saya, ok lah USD1=RM3++.

Oh, mulanya saya teruja jugak dengan iPad ni sebab dalam filem 2012 tu ada scene lelaki arab guna benda macam ni. Tapi itulah, dia tak guna Window kan? Lagi pun orang kata iPad adalah iPhone yang dibesarkan saiznya.

temp. housewife said...

salam ustaz,

terima kasih. K.Nur tulis suka2 je. Tak sangka buat product review ada org bayar ye. Nanti akk tengok di e-bay. Thanks for the info.