iPad Mania Begins!

Posted on April 3, 2010

Today is the official release of the Apple iPad and there has been a lot of talk in the blog-o-sphere about this new color tablet. So I thought I should check out just how cool this product really is.

First Stop: Best Buy.

As I walked up to my local Best Buy, I was greeted with a sign posted on their front door "iPads Not Available in this Store". That was a big disappointment so I decided to trek another 10 miles to the Freehold, NJ Mall which has an Apple Store.

The mall was not busy because it was turning out to be beautiful day (we've had a lot of rain lately) but there was quite a few people inside and outside of the Apple store. They had a nice line forming for people who didn't pre-order but wanted to buy. The friendly staff was handing out donuts, water and candy for people waiting in line.

Luckily, I didn't have to wait to play around with the iPad since they had about 8 demo units in the store. First impressions are positive. I have an iPhone and the iPad is like their phone but on steriods! They even had quite a few apps pre-installed on the demo units. The easy to use interface and touch screen is a real winner in my book. It doesn't surprise me that there is going to be a huge demand for this product...I just wish it supported Flash websites.

On my way out of the mall, I had the pleasure of talking to a gentleman who just purchased one for his company. Evidently, Apple did not provide too many specs and his company (I forgot the name) makes protective covers for all kinds of handheld devices so they need to purchase one to make a template. Anyway, he had to wait over two hours in line to get the iPad. Give this guy a raise...I am sure he had plenty of other things to do on a beautiful Saturday morning!

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad

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One Response to “iPad Mania Begins!”

  1. Жидков
    Jul 03, 2010

    Извиняюсь, мне тоже хотелось бы высказать своё мнение.

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