jonau : Wednesday January 27, 2010
OK, so details have been released… I have a few gripes:
- too many adapters, surely they could have had a USB port, just one?
- No camera, forward facing would have been good
- wtf? No gps! This is a very big omission imo – imagine this device as a turn by turn navigator! (update… apparently GPS included)
These are all obvious omissions that might become available in V2.
That said this device will be good for news reading & multitasking while watching TV, I used to use an iPod Touch for this (news reader), then moved to iPhone, then Macbook Air, but I think this will eclipse them all and probably replace my Kindle as well.
While on the subject of Kindle the battleground here will be over licensing – it seems to me in Australia that Amazon have very few international deals in place and the “best sellers” are mostly not available (despite their claims on the USA website) – what is more, the discovery experience is horrible on the Kindle. The reading experience is quite good though.