iPad spoils its own party, lacks camera and multitasking capability

28 Jan
2010
Muhammad Ali


What! iPad doesn’t have a  camera. Just as I was beginning to enjoy the iPad launch event, this news hit me. And it is not a rumor of any sorts. It is the ever reliable Engadget who has broken this story as it got some hands-on time with the iPad. And to worsen the situation, it turns out that it misses out on some other features as well, even the basic ones.

Here is what Engadget has to say about its first experience with the Apple Tablet:

  • Not seriously light.
  • Stunning touch-screen.
  • Blazingly Fast.
  • No multitasking- none whatsoever.
  • No camera.
  • No video conferencing.
  • Even lacks an SMS app
  • Runs on iPhone OS 3.2

So much for it being a bigger iPhone, it even lacks a camera for crying out loud. If it didn’t bring a front-facing camera, it would have still been acceptable. But this doesn’t impress me one bit. What about you? You might want to check out the following links:

Check out the official iPad video

iPad official specifications

Its official: iPad is the name of the Apple Tablet

[via Engadget]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kalekaos Kale R.

    I completely agree. I was totally for the idea of purchasing the iPad the very moment it came out because Apple has a stunning ability to give us just the good news.. they failed to mention there was and probably will not be a camera. If they suddenly added a camera to the hardware, they would have no choice but to up the price. The way I see it, iPad is missing several key features.. despite the “need for a third category of mobile devices is only recognizable by doing something the other two don’t do and doing everything the others do better”. There is no SMS program, no phone call receiver or transmitter (and so, renders the built-in microphone damn near useless), no camera (even the iPod Mini’s have cameras for God’s sake!) and absolutely no multitasking. It’s in my opinion that Apple really jumped the gun in this one and rushed a product into 2010 without taking into consideration the things most people use. The average American consumer doesn’t sit around reading iBooks and check their email. Android is such a popular and growing brand of mobile devices simply because it concentrates on what most people use their mobile devises for.. COMMUNICATION. The iPad seems more like a giant iPod than anything.

  • http://www.geekword.net/ Muhammad Ali

    Thnx for a detailed comment. Really enjoyed reading it

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