Thursday, January 28, 2010

the big innovation!!

So the iPad was announced today and I think it's ugly beyond belief. The specs are also rather lacking considering the prices available. Apple continues to use this tired business model of charging consumers tons of money for a relatively small increase in storage space on the unit they're selling. They also like to remove the ability for you to ever replace the battery if need be. For some reason I thought this was going to be a rather huge announcement, although I'm sure this will still sell well I don't think it's what everyone was expecting. The processor is an A4 (arm) at 1GHZ, it runs at a resolution of 1024x768 (non widescreen) and it's just a newer version of iphoneos. With a new iphone coming out in just a few months how will this even compare to that device? I don't understand how with a processor only at 1ghz, and we have phones right now with those speed processors (nexus one, hd2), is the trade-off going to be to have a large device that's also fast (in a low resolution), and then you just have your portable to do everything else? no flash support, no multi tasking, there are tons of things lacking here. I can only hope to get my nexus one asap because I am DYING to tinker with a new toy! Android hopefully will make huge strives forward this year, as they did a very good job in 2009. I've heard that they will be giving away a choice of either the Motorola Droid or a Nexus One at the Game Developers Conference which can only be a positive thing in the ever continuing force that is Android. This will definitely be another exciting year I think anyway.

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