Note: I wrote this back when the iPad was first launched

Okay, am not an tech expert and I’ve never even used the iPad but I’ve read the reviews of the pros and cons from some of the best and the industry…so this is waht I think of the iPad…

Its probably the very sexyest tablet ever made…it just looks like a must have,but I wouldn’t buy it just yet…

It still doesn’t have the ability to multi-task which is like a major no-no. Which PC do you know that can’t multi-task? Really how is anyone supposed to run anything functional on it? It means you can’t even surf and edit word doc’s while another app does something else…

It also has no USB ports…really, I kid you not. What PC comes without a single USB port…what happens to all the peripharals we might want to connect? Or flash discs? Or even external HDs? Really does this mean that all this will need to be redone to accomodate the iPad?

It lacks a camera… my lord,how did Jobs miss this one? It would’ve been so so cool so be able to video chat from it…

It still can’t play flash… with over 70% of the web built on flash this will be a major inhibitor for this device… its not like the iPhone in which people just assume,it was built for the web yet won’t access most of it…

It lacks handwriting recognition… this would’ve been a major selling point for students everywhere as we’d carry it into class and lectures and smiply write all our lectures digimode…

It still a pretty much locked down device software-wise… all apps install on it must be from the Apple App store… this for me has to be the major inhibiting factor… it means that Apple has complete control on every peice of software you use with it… meaning that even if the software’s free if Apple thinks its not good for you then it’ll never see the light of day,this I read happened with Google voice, in fact this should be considered illegal,kind of like a monopoly because I have to ask would Apple allow another company open an app store? Anyway this isn’t a phone,it’s a PC and I’d like to be able to install any and all apps I feel like or if the option ever comes change the OS completely…

Anyway as you can see the Ipad has several issues,how they’ll be solved is something I look forward to seeing… also it should be noted that now that Apple has opened everyone’s mind to tablets we should prepare to see other companies launch their own tablets (Microsoft have had several before iPad) already I hear of a Android (Google’s mobile OS) tablet out this year too… lets wait and see how it turns out…

Kindly add what else you think is wrong and also good with the iPad in the comments.

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Written by Sidney Ochieng

Child at heart and mind. Feminist. Story teller. Fledgling data scientist. Your future boss

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