The speculations about the new Apple device came to an end when Steve Jobs finally showcased the iPad on January 27. Some pundits were overenthusiastic about it, others disappointed. The fact in itself that people are talking so much about something that they barely have seen and probably not yet touched is significant.
Personally I love my iPod Touch, but I use my Blackberry for email and reading RSS feeds on-the-go: I can rely on a better battery life and have not got used at typing on the iPod’s touchscreen. However, recently I finished to read Open by Andre Agassi through the Kindle application on my iPod and it was a very pleasant experience. I also worked on a few applications to distribute travel guides on the internet (i.e. Monaco) and I would not think about doing it for a Blackberry. I believe that the iPad will consolidate the ongoing trend that tablets, netbooks and smarphones will be the favorite access points to digital content. Still not sure how much of an impact it will have on consumers and travelers in general. Troy Thomson at Travel 2.0 has an interesting take on it. I am sure that once the device is in our hands will find favorite ways to use it and developers will implement new ideas to make it more powerful than what it looks now.
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