For those surprised by the costs and extra effort in installing apps on the iPad, I only have one question. And I'm not trying to be mean. Did you do ANY research before buying them? At all? There was nothing hidden in advertising or otherwise about the capabilities or set up of the iPad. Absolutely zero. How can you fault a machine for you not doing research?
Again, not being mean, honestly curious.
I like the iPad....but it is useless for surfing the web due to the lack of flash. I never even open the web browser.
I knew this when I bought it, I use if for other things that work well. I have a laptop for surfing.
Money grows on the tree of persistence.
So I guess using my iPad right now to browse this site and post isn't useful?
FLASH IS NOT UTILIZED ON THE MAJORITY OF THE INTERNET.
It may be utilized on many of the sites you like to browse, but it's not that way for everyone. Does it make me angry that Steve Jobs is having this stupid feud with Adobe about Flash? Of course, I would like to be able to go on every site on the internet without a worry, but calling the iPad useless for the internet is asinine.
A Porsche 911 might not be as useful for transportation as a Range Rover, but it's still very useful as a car and better in many ways than the Range Rover.
I bought it specifically for browsing and so far it's exceeded my expectations. The one thing that does bother me is that the default browser cannot be changed, but I can live with Safari, no problem.
I've never had a need for flash. I have an Droid with flash and I don't use it there either.
I totally agree I never use my laptop except for uploading music or back up and i am surfing daily inc banking eBay and research I don't need flash in fact it is turned off on the laptop. To each his own but for me it's heaven using the iPad for surfing the web
Do not get my wrong, I like it, but it is the cocept of the tablet that I love, the portability, the instant on, the fluidity of how it operates. What I do not like about it, is that it is made by Apple and their Nazi way of doing things.