I was highly sceptical of the hype surrounding the iPad but still decided to order one one the first day pre-orders were made available in the UK and received the iPad a day before the expected delivery date. Anyway, I am loving the flexibility for the iPad. Its great for browsing, using YouTube, listening to music, etc. But the biggest asset for me is definitely the flexibility of being able to use it anywhere. Being able to switch between different applications is easy and quick.
However, there are still one or two problems with it. Why can't Apple just provide the ability to download Adobe flash because lot of the non-YouTube videos do not play. Couldn't they make a deal with Adobe because its quite a major frustration. The other day I wanted to watch a film on a site but couldn't because it did not have flash.
I want to watch a bit of the soccer world cup on the BBC website which shows live games but again they don't play on the iPad.
Also, why can't you use YouTube and surf at he same time or open multiple windows of the browser because I like to listen to music from YouTube and surf at the same time. But to use one, the other needs to stop.
Ipad is a great entertainment gadget but not really a serious productivity tool. I still use my desktop for all my work.
Also, I have done away with my iPad case. I love using it bare as it feels much more comfortable in the hands. The same applies to my iPod, although I rarely use the iPod now that I have the iPad. The only benefit with he case is if you want to put it on a table or a surface of some kind. I think it would have been better if there was a small stand on the back of the iPad that can be pulled out to make the iPad stand when using it on a table because I really don't like using the case.