Next Gen iPad Should Include Phone, Text

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by travroy, May 1, 2010.

  1. travroy

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    Am I right or am I right? It feels redundant setting my iPad down to check my iphone for texts or calls. I want it all on my iPad.

    Bring back the home phone!
     
  2. Sincere11105

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    Or at least a app to have your texts and phone calls forwarded to the iPad when in a wifi spot. That would be awesome. Lets go developers get on it.
     
  3. 0002S

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    good luck with this one.....;)
     
  4. Edlex

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    Google voice can do the text and voice mails. For voice calls your going to have to wait for skype in 4.0
     
  5. Takenover83

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    I rather not have to pay for minutes/text, when all I want is the data connection. Plus the lack of contract is always nice :)
     
  6. Superbike81

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    I think it would be pointless to be a phone. Because then I have to wear one of those "Douche Earrings" as we call them, also known as bluetooth ear pieces. I refuse to wear one of those things, and I'm not going to hold the iPad up to my ear.

    Phones are supposed to be small, not huge like the iPad. I don't take my iPad everywhere with me either, so I would need an extra phone anyways.
     
  7. Itzxdjx

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    Yeah I def don't see that happening. That's why the iPhone is there so you have that ultra portability and same feel. And you can have free text now! With the text plus application. And why would apple want you to pick the iPad over the iPhone they want you to have both!
     
  8. Seadog

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    You can send and receive email. What would you want with text and phone on a device not suitable for it?
     
  9. Orcapal

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    SMS would be useful, since that is a band distinct from IM. Phone? Not so much in a device that size, unless it seamlessly works with my existing voiceplan.
     
  10. Tonyruggles

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    This is the point of the iPad. It is the mixture between a smart phone and a net book. Not intended to do everything of either.
     

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