Well it has been a long break from this blog and a lot has happened in my absence. I have been spending a lot of time evaluating HD telepresence solutions, working on computer labs in the cloud and brushing up my skills on HTML 5/CSS 3. All of this has kept me so busy that I have not purchased a new toy for some time now. I had hoped my next mobile toy would have been the Microsoft Courier and I was saving my pennies for that one. But sadly MS decided to move on and so did I. With the support of my family, I went ahead and picked up the 64GB wi-fi 3G iPad. Was that wise? I would not be riding the edge if I did not grab the 1st gen product that rebooted the tablet market. So I eagerly await for it’s arrival.
What are my expectations for the iPad? Much the same as I had for the iPhone. Remember, I went Android first and then converted not because iPhone was a more compelling product (which it was in retrospect) but rather T-Mobile had terrible coverage compared to ATT. I will explore the apps then try to build a few myself. Nothing in native yet, but rather web apps.
One thing I see will be useful right off the bat will be the camera kit. Combine the iPad with my T2i, this would make a great combo for photo shoots. The ability to quickly review your shots with a client on a sexy cool slate would be stellar.
With the iPad on it’s way and the impending purchase of the next iPhone, I think my gadget quota will be set for a bit…until the WebOS HP tablet hits the market that is.