I put in the order for iPad 3g version but there is no definite date on the release and the Apple employees are not even willing to speculate. I decided to pick up the Wifi version of the iPad so I can play with it while waiting for the 3g model.
There’s no learning curve at all, after all I am the proud owner of all three generations of iPhone. You can run iPhone application on iPad with an exception that they will appear iPhone-size in iPad. The images of the applications are stretched when you zoom in on them. The virtual keyboard on iPad is much bigger than iPhone and I loved it.
It can be a nice digital photo frame since it has a better screen resolution (1024×768) than most digital photo frame on the market. iPad also has a big built-in storage though it does not have a media card reader but you can get the camera connection kit for $29. $499 price tag might be too steep for just a photo frame. Pros definitely outweighs the cons in digital photo frame category. 🙂
I compared a couple of books prices on iBooks and Amazon, they are the same however the iBooks interface is so much more sophisticated. Amazon did came out with Kindle for iPad but the interface has not been updated for a long time. Although, it might be nice to have a tool to convert the books from one format to another.
I was having problem recharging it yesterday. It was taking over 2 hours to charge 20%. Today I have to basically shut it down to reconnect to a wifi which I was connected successfully yesterday. Netflix streaming will freeze from time to time for me. I hit a snag on the ABC app saying the server can’t be contacted, maybe too many people trying to get to it.