An Aussie in Europe with an iPad!
Just a quick note to introduce myself to the forum.
I'm an expat from down under living in Europe for the past 12 years. I get back to Oz regularly so don't miss it that much. :(
I finally got my hands on an iPad (WiFi 64GB) and have barely put the thing down! What a fantastic device!! ;)
I am not an iPhone or iPod touch fan - I find them too small as comuting devices and too cluncky as a telephone (I prefer a compact phone that is a phone, with a few other functions like a camera, but that's about it - I have a Nokia 7020 which does the job perfectly).
So I have been waiting for years for Apple to put out a true tablet computer - and they haven't let me down with the iPad. Sure, there are some improvements needed (I have a small list below), but on the whole, the device is brilliant.
I will be using it over the coming weeks at meetings to display presentations, take minutes and notes, and various other tasks, so I am looking forward to how it will perform. But for now, I am very impressed.
I look forward to browsing the forums and sharing ideas and experiences with other iPad users. Cheers for now!
P.S. My initial 'must-fix' list for the iPad:
(1) WiFi transfer of documents to/from Apple apps like Pages and Keynote - come on guys, this is a mobile device, so don't make me get out the strint and tin cans and connect via USB to iTunes to move docs! Every other decent 3rd party app (like GoodReader) has some kind of WiFi transfer capability (built-in http/ftp server function, etc.).
(2) The iPad photo app is useless - some small % of users probably use iPhoto and organise their Albums, Events (whatever they are?!) and so on, but the vast majority of users want a convenient way to get photos to/from the iPad, and to be able to reorganise them as needed on the device - again, it's a mobile device, and I may need to rearrange things on the go - yes?
(3) Russian keyboard layout is missing a critical puntuation characters - in general, Russians use « and » for open/close quotations, but these characters are missing from the Russian keyboards on iPad - this needs to be corrected.