This is a discussion on Not thrilled with the ipad2! within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by kingman First of all l am not able to download a book without costing $15 plus not to mention l can,t watch ...
Hey guys and moderators (may be the same :-),
I have to agree with the mods that it's always a good thing to check if a certain device is capable of doing what you expect BEFORE buying it.
On the other hand I completely comply with the headline of this thread, albeit for very different reasons. I don't want to go into the usual nitty gritty *****ing about Apple etc., instead I want to mention one observation I made which strikes me as bizarre:
While on Android you're having a hard time to decide which of a dozen of different keyboards (apps) with various layouts, languages and skins, people on the ipadforum are getting really really excited exchanging tipps and tricks about how to e.g. type an umlaut (φόδ) with shortcut swipe. And this is not even the point: I honestly think they are happy searching for "hidden" functions and worship the Apple God for such a sophisticated keyboard.
I DO regret that the Galaxy tap is not available in Germany right now as I am fairly sure it offers the better value (leave aside the really pretty icons and smooth transitions the Apple features :-D).
Samsung would be selling a device in Germany if they were not in violations of 13 separate Apple patents... Oops.
I use the iPad because it does everything I need and then some. Since they are still selling at a rate of 200,000 units each and every day, there are apparently plenty of people who agree with me.
If you need an international keyboard there are plenty available without having to learn any special secret keystrokes or fanboy handshakes.
With the TNT app watch you fav tnt shows but depends on your service provider. ~ free
With the NBC app has your popular shows ~ free
With the ABC app watch your Fav episodes ~free
With xfinity app watch all your movies & shows/channel lineup as if you were at home ~ free with subscription to comcast cable.
With crackle, watch many free tv shows and movies. ~ free
With hbo go, watch all your fav hbo programs~ free with hbo subscription
All the above can be found in the app store....
woohoo,what a great thread,iv never clicked on "like" as much as i have this thread,its all been said and i guess i too......what was it? "worship the apple god"completely the wrong thing to do,coming on an apple forum to slag off our beloved iPad LOL LOL
BBC iplayer is great, all free to watch, if your outside the uk like me then you need to set up a VPN after that a uk iTunes account to be able to download the app, you can then also download itv player and channel 4 on demand. All is free to watch and great quality.Originally Posted by OUTL4W
I see what you mean. But one really has to blind or ignorant not see that the product is overpriced, overrated and by far inferior to other products. The fact that Apple is still selling them in those quantities is more related to the best long term marketing strategy and to the really good design.
Concerning the law suits - well, I don't know too much about the details (probably as much as anyone), but here in Germany the reason the Galaxy Tab can't be sold is that it apparently looks too much like an iPad. That makes me wonder why only Samsung is being sued on that reason and none of the other tablet manufacturers who dared to produce a rectangular, flat tablet....
But again, you're right - completely the wrong forum :-D I just hope that either with iOS 5 or with any upcoming JB matters will get better. Cheers from Berlin, Freshman
Last edited by Freshman; 10-03-2011 at 01:23 PM.