why would anybody pay for a data plan and not get voice and SMS included? Without access to communication channels these devices are overpriced toys. Quality toys, but just toys.
The WiFi version is appealing BUT no GPS really lowers it value as a tool. I am left wondering if Apples GPS solution can function without the help of an active cell phone tower. Again, the primary purpose is Toy.
For the price of an iPad one can have two dedicated gaming devices. one for home and one that is portable.
l love the "apple to apple" comparison's... If one included the true iPad comepetition, netbooks, one would see how little hardware ones money is buying with the iPAD.
For me, tablets are useful as an over-sized smart phones. but it looks like I will be forced to wait until smartphone screens grow some more.
GSMArena did a good job with this review other than only apple product comparison's
now listen so good if you want to know some reality:
in summer of 2009 i got an iphone 3g and i used it until december 2010, until that time i had no issues with it even it was jailbroken and unlocked by cydia!
in december 2010 i bought htc desire hd normaly with android os!
***and i wish i didn't bought the phone just because of android**!! :((((
i loved the htc company and that's why i bought the phone not because of the android, but guys android os is still a step behind the ios in applications and in ease of use and in lags!
android lags so much even with 1 ghz processor of desire hd, i have just a few apps in my phone because there are no good apps in android market, android market really sucks. :(((
and on 21 march 2011 my girldfriend bought an iphone 4, and you know what? really a wow!
everything is smooth and so easy to use, apps downloads are like breeze, and so on so on.
i really wish to sell my htc desire hd but i said i love htc brand, but android is still not mature os to work just like ios!
i wish i dint made the purchse and now i want my money back cuz i paid for this phone with a bad os, 670 euros! :(((
now you make a decision!
No mention of the "Backlight bleeding" problem in the review when the originals one didnt have any issue...
I have to say that i am happy with this review it would appear that GSM kept being an Apple fan to level were they could do a fairly balanced review.
Like or lump it the Ipad 2 is going to sell millions it dosent matter what people in these post say the general public spoke over christmas and are still speaking now. I personally look forward to the Android tablets but it would appear nobody can get the prices right they are all just to high.
Would i buy an Ipad no because i just dont see the fuss with Apple products even though i have the Iphone 4 to me its just hype but for sure the public just like them so what do i know.
oh yes its time to slag off apple again. who sells the most tablets, and look the most expensive. and most importantly which is the faster ipad 2 or galaxy tab.
oh the answer to all of the above. IPAD 2!!! its a no brainer. yes the tab is good. but ipad 1 or 2 wipes the floor.
Bricked, 24 Mar 2011Very Amusing.
The Anti Apple brigade are all over this claiming that the Galaxy Tab will do... moreGalaxy Tab is much better on everything and is less expensive, but people are still more interested in "fashion" and being able to show that they can afford buying an expensive brand as Apple. Apple is a status-symbol, and they do not need the best products to sell well even though they are by far the most expensive.
Buy Apple to show/pretend you are rich, or buy an Android to show you are intelligent and free!
AnonD-2255, 23 Mar 2011Ipad2 / GsmArena = Makes no sense... I thought this was a mobile phone site...? Soon the... morethis review is made because most of the tablets are using GSM radios, like this one. And iPad 2 is just a big phone.. oh, wait! it doesn't have a dialer!...
The Anti Apple brigade are all over this claiming that the Galaxy Tab will do so much better when in reality it won't even touch a fraction of the ipads 2 sales. XD
iTunes kills this tab for me
also the need to decode movies
the 3:4 screen (are we back in the 70'?)
the need to buy adapters
no matter what every ipad 2 haters say,ths is still better than any of the tablets out there by other brands..lets take a look at the motorola xoom which is supposed to be the best android tablet in the market with higher screen size and double ram than the ipad 2 still it couldnt beat the ipad 2 in anyway including the screen quality and speed..its not my opinion its a universal fact chek out the comparisons on gsmarena blog,engadget,gzmdo or any other tech sites
LOL I love how they say the iPad 1 "has yet to be beaten".
It doesn't have a front-facing camera.
We get many complaints about the size.
No call capability.
Can't use as a wifi hotspot.
Android devices have had these benefits for ages, yet when the iPad 2 comes out, all the mouth-breathing window-lickers will scream "INNOVATION!!!!"
Shaoul, 24 Mar 2011Honeycomb will beat it to a pulp. I'd much rather have that than this retarded device.my friend..ur honeycomb has less than 100 apps in store right now whereas the ios has more than 300k apps with more than 65000 apps exclusively made for the ipad
Am i reading this correctly or did the disadvantage list say "No stereo Loudspeakers" - no speakers???? is there an app for that?
*yawn* - sorry, still not feeling like I'll ever want one...
Nice review, though.
what about the blackberry playbook and the HP TouchPad...i think they are more competition to the iPad than Android tablets...every major tech sites/reviewers has been saying that Honeycomb is not a mature tablet OS
I already have the original iPad.. I just wait until the iPad 3 came out to upgrade, then the original will be a collector's item someday.. First tablet ever rule the world, sure it's not perfect but it changes the way people use the computer :D
AnonD-2255, 23 Mar 2011Ipad2 / GsmArena = Makes no sense...
I thought this was a mobile phone site...?
Soon the... moreTrue, these guys have softcorner for apple products!
"Unfortunately, higher screen
resolution is too much of an upgrade to ask for in only the second release." WTF?
I just want to say to Gsmarena.com that I read many articles concerning the ipad 2 (and everybody knows that cause all Ipad2 owner write something or blog about their new item)Gsmarena.com has a quality and a professionalism that no one could proposed : The comparison with Ipad 1 is really clear and all usage are easily developed and detailed.
Thanks to you cause now I'm sure that this isn't the Pad time in my Ilife' 11..... XD
Honeycomb will beat it to a pulp. I'd much rather have that than this retarded device.
AnonD-2255, 23 Mar 2011Ipad2 / GsmArena = Makes no sense... I thought this was a mobile phone site...? Soon the... moreWell, it used to review only phones, but now probably phone related stuff, like iPad, galaxy tab etc. Nothing wrong with that, as long as it is still reviewing phone 90% of the time IMO.