The Apple iPad has finally been announced. In addition to revolutionising the print media, the device looks to also revolutionise the netbook industry. Possibly by destroying it.
But does it live up to the hype? See below for the pros and cons of the ground-breaking new device:
There are some really great things about the iPad that show that this device has the potential to be a real game changer in the mobile world.
Small Form Factor
The iPad seems to fit the same niche that netbooks currently fill. People buy netbooks because the need something cheap and tiny to browse the internet and write the occasional email.
This is all possible with the iPad (with Apple restrictions of course see below) which has arrived with a netbook price point and flexible 3g capability included.
Those sitting on the fence, pondering whether they really need a physical keyboard for their interactions will snap the iPad up.
Great eBook Integration
From what I can tell, print media (the artist formerly known as) will feature heavily in the iPad's media line-up. Reading online newspapers, magazines and books looks like it could be quite ...