So after an astonishing amount of hype, Apple have finally launched the iPad, a so-called ‘3rd device’ sitting between the laptop and smartphone.
It will be quite interesting to see just how many people will actually need an iPad. There’s no doubting that it’s a beautifully-engineered technical marvel, but it’s already being written off by some as just a powerful iPod Touch with a large screen.
However, with prices in North America starting at a quite reasonable $499, it offers a serious alternative to netbooks and a stern challenge to eBook readers.
From our perspective, it’s great news that existing iPhone apps will run on the iPad, and coupled with the right in-car mount there’s a fantastic in-car navigation experience potentially packed into it’s svelte form (the models that pack a GPS receiver at least).
So the question on a lot of minds, will you buy an iPad when it’s available? Cast your vote in our poll or comment and share your thoughts.