I write for food and wine and bike parts and I obtained my iPad to take the show on the road. I read about Pages. I understood the iPad to be a mobile device and wireless. Apple told me through advertising and their web site that Pages was a great word processor. Their web site played up the wireless printing aspects of the device. I read the Apple site and I looked before I took the leap.
What was not immediately apparent was the fact that I could not print wirelessly to my specific printer; I could only print to one of the eleven WiFi printers made by HP.
I assumed that printing would be effortless and my brand stinking new WiFi printer would work. I bought my WiFi printer then I bought my iPad. To get it to print, I had to install a paid application from the App Store. I came to be the most beloved member of IPF while trying to find a way to make my printer work with my iPad.
I agree . . one should do his or her due diligence but I also agree with Bob Maxey: when a company promotes a portable device, plays up the great WP applications and aims the device at businesses that will likely need to print, the company should make the limitations a tad more clear. Sometimes, you can do research and end up with a device that is not what you think it is.