Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and hope to have a new iPad soon. I think. Currently I have an iPhone 4 and always thought, "why do I need an iPad? My iPhone does everything I need." Except I'm getting older and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. It might be nice not to have to hold the device up to my face, squint over the top of my glasses, etc. I'd also like a device that I can read magazines and blogs on.
I have a Kindle ereader, and am a big Amazon fan, so when they released the Fire, I snagged one of those. Its a great little device, but I quickly released that I needed more. I liked the 7 inch size, so I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab. It was more in line with what I was looking for, but the magazine reading experience wasn't what I was looking for.
Eventually I realized that the Samsung Tab wasn't what I was wanting, either. After all my years of using an iPhone, I find that I am too entrenched in the iOS, and wasn't loving the Android device. Unfortunately, I realized this too late and missed my Amazon return window by 4 days. Dang it!
My boyfriend laughs at me, and says I just need to suck it up and get an iPad. I suspect he's right, but the price holds me back. If I get one, I'm pretty sure I want a 3G version; that way I'd be able to use it for work when I travel. I know I want one, but I just wonder if I can justify the expense. They are so expensive, and, if I'm being honest, somewhat redundant considering I have an iPhone and a netbook (as well as my work-issued laptop) that I CAN travel with. Oh, and my Kindle ereader.
But I want one!! Is that why most people buy them? Just cuz they want them? Tell me, please, what does an iPad do that my other devices can't?
Also, do I want to wait for the 3's and get one of those? If I decide to do that, would I have a long wait ahead? I'm remembering how it goes when the new iPhones come out; is there a huge demand when the new iPads are released, making it hard to get one?
Anyway, thanks for reading my ramblings ; and thank you for any words of advice or encouragement you can offer.