Monday, April 5, 2010

Will the iPad be the "hottest gadget" for 2010?

Here we are in April and I'm wondering if the Apple iPad will be the "hottest gadget" for 2010. I'm sure we'll be seeing more new gadgets this year. HP has the Slate. Google will probably release their Android Pad. We've seen some great looking smartphones. Apple sold over 300,000 iPads on Saturday. I'm sure they'll be selling many more (as long as stores don't run out of stock).

The iPad has generated a significant amount of buzz by the consumer world. I'm curious to see what it will do in the health care field. How many physicians will be using the iPad for professional use vs. personal use? How many use the iPad as a patient education tool? How many are simply wondering how this oversized iPod has generated so much excitement?

As I read all the different iPad reviews out there, I realize that people are looking at the iPad with different types of expectations. If you're expecting a "computer," then you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a large iPod touch, then you'll get what you're looking for. If you're looking for a "super Kindle," then you'll be quite impressed.

1 comment:

  1. Whether the iPad succeeds or not, is not the point. The point is that the public will do most of their computing on devices that are based on telephone hardware, rather than PC hardware. That's a fundamental change.