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Old 28-01-2010, 12:04 PM
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except it's not very mobile, it can't get content from itunes over the air and you are locked into installing only apple sanctioned apps.

People will live with archaic restrictive practices on the jesus phone but would they really have a mobile computer so tightly controlled by Apple?
Seriously, a picture frame they could Skype on and my folks (and many others I'm sure) would have been over the moon.
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Old 28-01-2010, 12:16 PM
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Flash it like the most horrible way possible to view video.
That may or may not be the case, but a massive amount of video out there streams through Flash, which is the relevant point. HTML5 is years away from becoming the standard.
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Seriously, a picture frame they could Skype on and my folks (and many others I'm sure) would have been over the moon.
Are you forgetting that Apple only allowed Skype on the Iphone in a neutered and utterly useless form?
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That may or may not be the case, but a massive amount of video out there streams through Flash, which is the relevant point. HTML5 is years away from becoming the standard.
I guess you missed youtube now supporting HTML5.
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I guess you missed youtube now supporting HTML5.
Experimentally, and with restrictions.

Loads of people still use ie6 as their browser. HTML5 will reach critical mass when enough people use browsers that support it. Obviously things are heading that way, but they aren't there yet and it will be a few years, IMO, before they are.
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Old 28-01-2010, 01:13 PM
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I have been thinking about this a bit more.

This is not a big Jebus Phone, it far more like a giant iPod Touch.

I loves my touch and actually use it loads at home (more so than my iMac) for web browsing, streaming baseball and the like. however I often have wished it were a little bigger and HD.

So I can have a bigger iPod touch for $499 (that's what, just over 300), on which I can watch baseball in HD, use it as a reader thing (i have an app that I use a lot on my touch for that), and browse.

Cool beans. I'm in.
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Is it not? I thought they said it was.

Okay I'm out.
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Old 28-01-2010, 01:23 PM
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Are you forgetting that Apple only allowed Skype on the Iphone in a neutered and utterly useless form?
No, and they haven't put a camera on this anyway. My point is this is one of the things this could do, that an iPhone and netbook/laptop don't. My folks don't like going to sit in front of a computer to talk, or proping the laptop at an angle that works. A picture frame sized thing they could pass between each other while sat on the sofa to chat to their grandchildren abroad would REALLY have gone down well. Hell, you could like in bed on your back and chat to someone.

Just think Apple have really missed a trick here.
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Is it not? I thought they said it was.

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It's the future.

Most people these days want a computer for browsing the web, e-mailing and a tiny bit of wp.

This machine is perfect for them.

Others need a good main computer but would still use this as their mobile second computer.
Yes, indeed, but the iPad just isn't it
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If it can be answered briefly, how ready is ready?

Can it stream stuff in HD? If I download an HD filum, can I watch it on it?
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If it can be answered briefly, how ready is ready?

Can it stream stuff in HD? If I download an HD filum, can I watch it on it?
If you download from Itunes you can watch fillums in 1024 x 768
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If you download from Itunes you can watch fillums in 1024 x 768
I see. Thanks. Assume I can view if I store an HD filum on my hard disk and sync, in the same way that I can do so with itunes and non HD now with the touch. But if I download by other (legal) means I cannot?

By the way, interesting article, do you consider the Mac platform to still be open? Is it feasible that they have an open platform for computers and a closed platform for whatever Iphones and this etc? Or are the becoming closed on both?
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I see. Assume the same if I store an HD filum on my hard disk in the same way that I can do so with itunes now. But if I download by other (legal) means I cannot?
You can add any fillum to itunes legal or not but you can only sync those films if they meet the ipad spec.
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It's the most closed ecosystem the world has ever seen.

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