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PostSubject: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:54 pm

I am still in the dilema.

I have figured that I can do...

1. simple document/spreadsheet editing...
2. presentation (perfect tool actually for one-to-one presentation)
3. mails can synchronize with my MBP. folders and all...
4. twitter is available!
5. MSN is available!

but... i still want to know...

1. is wi-fi hotspot connection troublesome?
2. Does active wi-fi connection take priority over wireless data connection?
3. can it replace a blackberry?



any active ipad users out there?
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:56 pm

just buy lah....only $1000 for someone who drive a TT turbo

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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 pm

no lei. need to think properly for such investment... otherwise i can use the money to get more redboards or kajikis for my woods...
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:05 pm

1. simple document/spreadsheet editing...
yes but please buy a docking keyboard or bluetooth keyboard

2. presentation (perfect tool actually for one-to-one presentation)
yes, office app.
3. mails can synchronize with my MBP. folders and all...
Yes can sych. no problem.
4. twitter is available!
YES
5. MSN is available!
best right? :p
but... i still want to know...

1. is wi-fi hotspot connection troublesome? not at all.
2. Does active wi-fi connection take priority over wireless data connection? Yes, I was told
3. can it replace a blackberry? Nope. it is a pull not a push.. hence if pull too often, batt will die


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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:06 pm

but i noticed a push function in settings for the emails... can that really work?

nrafee... thanks for the response. really appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:53 pm

If for nothing else, the iPAD makes you look real ' IN '

for me, I am dinosour...
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:55 pm

nrafee wrote:
1. simple document/spreadsheet editing...
yes but please buy a docking keyboard or bluetooth keyboard

But should note this is not a laptop replacement but rather something else
2. presentation (perfect tool actually for one-to-one presentation)
yes, office app. lots more options now
3. mails can synchronize with my MBP. folders and all...
Yes can sync. no problem.
4. twitter is available!
YES
5. MSN is available!
best right? :p

but... i still want to know...

1. is wi-fi hotspot connection troublesome? not at all.
2. Does active wi-fi connection take priority over wireless data connection? Yes, I was told.
No need to be told. It is. the same principle as iPhone. I have both.
3. can it replace a blackberry? Nope. it is a pull not a push.. hence if pull too often, batt will die
If you intend to get it to get pushed emails, this is not, this is more complimentary. A good analogy is that is TT a good replacement for A6? Maybe, but it shouldnt be compared like this.

I can tell you what I do with my iPad other than games. It is a:
1. eBook reader
2. Watch my own movie when my wife is hogging the TV or I just want watch it in the toilet
3. I load lots of documents in it as reference so that I dun have to carry all of them in files

I enjoyed using it but it is not going to replace my MacBook and neither my iPhone. Hope this helps
"emergency" surfing tool to find stuff. Read my


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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:23 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
no lei. need to think properly for such investment... otherwise i can use the money to get more redboards or kajikis for my woods...

buy lah, no good sell to me lor
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:13 pm

halo, i 1st in line hor.......
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:33 pm

Somehow u gotta admit that for a company that has "nothing" they r SUPER
successful in their marketing. I.E it doesn't matter whether u need an ipad or not. Its more
of a matter of whether u HAVE ipad or not.

just my 0.01 cent
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:11 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
I am still in the dilema.

I have figured that I can do...

1. simple document/spreadsheet editing...
2. presentation (perfect tool actually for one-to-one presentation)
3. mails can synchronize with my MBP. folders and all...
4. twitter is available!
5. MSN is available!

but... i still want to know...

1. is wi-fi hotspot connection troublesome?
2. Does active wi-fi connection take priority over wireless data connection?
3. can it replace a blackberry?



any active ipad users out there?

Got my iPad back in June, and it's been great as a notebook replacement for content consumption on the go.

1. WiFi hotspot connection is same as iPhone - no issues connecting to Wireless@SG hotspots around SG when I was back in SG in July
2. Yes
3. depends - If you're connected to your office MS Exchange server, you can use the in-built Mail for Exchange Activesync client (same as iPhone) to get push email. Works fine with my Gmail for push as well, but since iOS4 is not yet available on the iPad, you can only have one Activesync connection set-up. Still, I set up my Gmail for pull every 10 minutes since I have push Gmail on my Nexus One Android phone. Hotmail and Yahoo mail work just fine too.

Think of the iPad as a large iPhone 3GS running OS 3.1.2. It gets the job done for me, and I don't need a dedicated Facebook app since Safari renders the whole page just fine. YouTube experience is also impressive since the screen makes watching videos on the go that much more enjoyable. Since I have managed to set up a US account on Amazon, I've also been able to buy Kindle books, and they are easily half the price of what you pay at Borders, and the nice thing about Kindle over iBooks is the fact that they have clients for Android, iPhone, PC, Mac and iPad, which means that I can continue from where I left off on my Android phone or computer after putting the book down on the iPad. Recently bought Hank Haney's book on the Essentials of the swing, as well as Unplayable, the book about Tiger's life after the 'incident', all good reads, and cost me just a fraction of what I pay for it at brick and mortar bookstores.

My iPad also functions mostly as a newsreader on the go. I usually sync up my Google Reader RSS feeds using Reeder and Pulse, and then read them at my convenience. The nice thing about buying apps via the App Store is that the app you buy for the iPhone is usually also available on the iPad and you don't need to pay twice - I have Reeder, Twittelator and other useful apps on both my iPhone as well as my iPad, so more value for money there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:32 am

I got mine earlier this week and quite like it. It's useful if you are on the move (e.g. in the MRT, waiting in line somewhere or just hanging around in airport lounges) and/or if you need a device which serves as a large-screen iPod Touch (i.e. an iPhone without a phone function).

I can see myself using the iPad to:

- email
- read news
- read eBooks
- use it as an educational device for the boy (they have quite fancy teaching apps)
- play games Smile
- take notes etc during meetings
- access social apps like FB though they don't have a native FB iPad app atm
- watch movies (I've got a quite a few thanks to iTunes)
- play music though I think I'm more likely to rely on my iPod/iPhone for this purpose
- have it double up as a digital picture frame

I don't see it replacing my mobile phone or notebook though. So you need to bear that in mind. While it's a great mobile device, it is not a notebook.

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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:32 am

i was thinking of using it to replace my blackberry...


not been really relying on my BB for mail as much as I used to...
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:34 am

What do you do with a blackberry? If you use it strictly for e-mails, then it's a replacement. But, if you also use your blackberry for voice and sms, then it won't do.

Also, you can't tuck your iPad into your pants pocket. It's mobile, but not that mobile Smile

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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:39 am

I think that iPAD is for people on the move, in need to be in the know...and thus, make important decisions.

I am just receipient of these decisions........so I need just need a phone for time being..
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:41 am

If it is clear that it's meant to replace BB, then dun even think, please do not buy.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:42 am

i know. i would not mind switching back to one of those simple phones for phone usage..

i used to reply on the push functions alot... nowadays, even with push.. i also just get to my mails when i have the time to... figured that i can simply 'pull' the mails when i need them.

only prob is that I cannot bring BBM over to the iPad, but i think MSN can replace just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:10 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
but i noticed a push function in settings for the emails... can that really work?

nrafee... thanks for the response. really appreciate it.

I think it does pushes the mail.....my iPhone does that, I'm sure the iPad will.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:17 am

I am using a iPad to type this reply.

Yes it does push the email but only using active sync.

I use the iPad mainly for web surfing and gaming. And also occationally for fast access to emails and contact that are kept in my mail.

This has infact has not replaced my office laptop yet. And I can catch the PGA live on iPad too.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:43 am

wah. sibei tempting leh...
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:52 am

Typing, btw, is pretty easy... even with my big fingers Smile

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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:55 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
wah. sibei tempting leh...

It's only the price of one Audi TT air filter....
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:13 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
wah. sibei tempting leh...

buy laa.. if really dont like it, can put up on FB or marketplace to sell. confirm will have ppl waiting to buy 2nd hand.
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:44 pm

botak wrote:
mUAr_cHEe wrote:
wah. sibei tempting leh...

It's only the price of one Audi TT air filter....

1 audi TT Servicing = 1 iPad 32GB
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PostSubject: Re: To iPad or not iPad.   Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:41 pm

bomby wrote:
I am using a iPad to type this reply.

Yes it does push the email but only using active sync.

I use the iPad mainly for web surfing and gaming. And also occationally for fast access to emails and contact that are kept in my mail.

This has infact has not replaced my office laptop yet. And I can catch the PGA live on iPad too.

are you using the PGA app or are you watching it live from http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2010/multimedia/video/live/pga/player.html?

The iPad is not a phone, therefore I don't see it as a BB replacement. i still have a smartphone for calls, SMS, email, web, etc, but instead of lugging my Macbook with me everywhere, I use the iPad now, which does most of what I need to do on the go anyway
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