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    Getting an iPad for Xmas...or should I wait?

    I'm considering getting a Kindle or an iPad for Christmas. I have a 1G iPod Touch (which I absolutely love) and I use it mostly to browse websites, watch videos and photos, and use the apps. The iPad has a bigger screen so that would be a plus, but I also want something to use as an eReader and I've heard e-Ink screens are so much better. Should I get an iPad or a Kindle? Also, since there's rumors of a new iPad being released, should I wait? I don't want to spend a lot of $$$ and end up with a product that will be obsolete in a few months.


    Thanks in advance!

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    If you read outside in direct sunlight, kindle. In shade or inside, pad.

    You already know what you want..
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    I would say get the iPad, its great for reading books, but if you're talking about waiting untill xmas anyway then i would wait and get the 2nd generation, i got mine a few months ago and even i sort of regret it now because the 2nd generation will no doubt be a huge improvement, as with all apple products, but 2nd generation to the 3rd generation proberly wont be a huge difference (Like the ipod touch and iphone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_stig1990 View Post
    I would say get the iPad, its great for reading books, but if you're talking about waiting untill xmas anyway then i would wait and get the 2nd generation, i got mine a few months ago and even i sort of regret it now because the 2nd generation will no doubt be a huge improvement, as with all apple products, but 2nd generation to the 3rd generation proberly wont be a huge difference (Like the ipod touch and iphone)
    Sell it! Use most the money to buy new one. If I sold mine 8 months from now for a new one, (paid $724) I'd sell it for $550 or $500. Taking a $224 loss but I got my $224 worth for 8.5 months of use ;-)
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    same predicament

    OK, I was in the same predicament up until two weeks ago when I got the 32 GIG Ipad Wifi/3G.

    While in the US I signed up for the AT&T 250 MB plan and I used the Ipad in CT, NY and FL.

    Now that i am back in the Caribbean I use it wherever I can get a Wifi connection. All of a sudden I found the Ipad following me around at home as well. My Ipod touch I only use now while jogging with the Nike + sensor. My 13 inch Mac sees less and less use as well.

    Would I trade the Ipad for the Kindle? NAHHHHHHHHHH and I just ordered a Vaja case too. And when the updated Ipad rolls around its welcome too . My 8 month old loves the Disney Baby Einstein app on this one. (motivation to upgrade ).

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    If you always wait until the next best model comes out, you'll never get it.

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    If you just want it for reading, I would get a Kindle. If you also want to surf the web, music, video, games, get an iPad.

    I wouldnt worry about future versions. There will always be a new one coming next year.

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    If you've got an iPod you've got an idea of what the iPad can do.
    If there's one constant refrain on these forums it's that desktops and laptops are suffering from neglect.
    Buy it now and to hell with delayed gratification. It's the best gadget you can get for the money.

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    I was in the same situation a couple weeks ago, now I couldn't imagine my life without the iPad. I'm no apple fanboy and this is my first ever apple product. You'll love it and won't regret it, I promise you

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    Are you wiling to wait until June? Can u live without a camera? Do you really need more RAM for internet surfing?


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