OK, I've had some more time to think about the recent announcements about the Apple iPad. I admit that my earlier post was mixed with emotions of frustration and disappointment. Why didn't Apple use the name iSlate? Why didn't they include a camera? I'm sure the iSlate will eventually come with a camera, so why release a first generation model that lacks that feature? I've given up on the user-replaceable battery issue, but that still bothers me because I'm frequently swapping out batteries on my mobile devices.
I had really high hopes for the Apple tablet. Compared to devices like the Amazon Kindle and the Nook, the iPad is a clear winner. Let's hope that the second generation iPad comes out really soon.