chrisg wrote:I have found typing more than 2-3 lines on the iPad to be an exercise in frustration, so I would never rely on it for anything more than quick emails and notes.
Dragon Dictate, which is free, is amazing on this thing. And I used the built in mic, not the mic on the iphone headphones.
That said, I've blogged a few times with it. The autocorrect can be a pain, especially if you are blogging about D&D. So I got my wife a new, wired keyboard for her imac and took the bluetooth keyboard that came with it and will pair them. Both fit nicely in my bag.
iPad is very good at consuming media, and one of the criticisms of it fris that it was meant to get people to consume more, not create. I've used penultimate (moleskine simulator) and omnigraffle to sketch and wireframe web pages, Pages to write a letter to school, blogged with the wordpress app and am just trying out the sketching programs. 8 of my last ten posts on nerdnyc were through safari on iPad.
So it's a matter of app maturity I think, which is what will give iPad an edge. The money is clearly with iPad development and although it's anecdotal, two of the recent investors I've spoken with want to do iPad apps more than websites. So it will only get better.
Now that being said, it is EXCELLENT at what it does best--get you to but apps and content.
I remember when Apple didn't WANT to allow third party apps on the iPhone...