No phone ??

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    What gives with the NO PHONE feature. I was really excited about this until I heard there was no Ipone included in the Ipad .. so everyone still has to carry two devices. Come on, get a clue, build in the phone, Speaker Phone and Blutooth. I will not buy one until it handles both functions. I use my Iphone now as a phone and a computer .. having a bigger Iphone was an exciting idea.
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    You really want a 10" screen on your phone?

    NOT PRACTICAL AS A PHONE.
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    The iPad's plan is not to replace the phone but rather all notebooks. Look for this to happen in 5 to 7 years. Now does anyone complain that their dell latitude 5400 doesn't have a phone? After all it has mobile broadband built in and Windows 7 has all of the capabilities of Windows mobile.

    BTW: I like your Avatar!:D:):D:):eek:
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    Ipad will be able to receive phone call in gen 2


    In fact what ''sdroadking'' are saying is not that bad, but maybe for some use as the 3G have the possibilities to receive and send Phone call it can be not so bad, not for use it as a phone just for give you the chance to receive (or send call) when you are reading E-Book or playing Rayman this possibility can have sense for some use ...

    of course you are right is not at all a practical mobile phone device
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    If I were manufacturing devices like Apple I'd do the same. I'd keep functions separate on each device so people would have to buy them all. I think they already are generous with offering all the possibilities each device already has. Other companies offer even less.

    If the iPad was like a phone, then Apple couldn't have gotten it's clients data transfer fees for as low as ATT will offer.

    Personnally, I have no interest in cellphones. I have a basic one and never use it more than 5 minutes a month, some times never at all.
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    You're kidding, right? You really want to carry around a phone the size of book? It's not like you could have both an iPad/Phone and a separate cell phone that shared a number... Though it would be nice. They would have to share the same plan, which isn't going to happen with AT&T, and I think the last thing most people want is multiple cell phones.
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    HAHAHA! That would be hilarious if they built a phone into the ipad. Could you imagine how funny it would look to see someone talking into a 10" phone?
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    "Look! Someone with a Maxipad in his face!":p
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    On the other hand if we had a phone in the iPad and a bluetooth ear set it might work for some people, but can't really see myself out cutting wood, hunting, fishing, playing catch with the kids with an iPad on my hip.
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    Kilted Tim
    That would be the best though, if you could buy an iPhone and iPad as a matched synced set and have one contract to use both of them and have the your data with each device. They could do it they just don't want to.

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