iPad – First Impressions

5 Apr 2010  11 Comments

After posting the first iPad pic in Kuwait and first unboxing in Kuwait now its time to talk about the device, here are my first impressions.

Activating the device was a breeze (I have a US based account (Mark wrote a work around if you have a Kuwaiti account). FIrst thing I noticed how fast and responsive the device is, I mean its blazing fast. Loving the new Apple CPU.

The browser shows the full web pages and not the mobile ones, as seen from the pic above. Didn’t expect that as it ran the same webkit browser that the iPhone has, or so I thought.

The screen in nice, nothing super amazing . its large (bigger is better here) and some apps make use of the extra real estate.

A big letdown is not being able to charge the device via USB unless you’ve got a new mac. If you are a windows user you have to hunt down a wall socket to recharge.


The iBooks app is downloaded separately for free, after doing so you get a copy of Winnie-the-Pooh for free.

I’ll be doing a review and should be up soon. If you have any question please do so in the comments.


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  • Heema

    waiting for the full review :)

  • Zidaneoo

    etksraa bel3afyaa … Not literally :p

  • http://www.frankom.com Frankom

    rocks :) mabrook

    waiting for the wordpress app :)

  • http://www.Qortuba.org Qortuba Valley

    Mabrook N :) need you review on the wordpress App

  • http://uptill1.com N

    WordPress App coming up

  • http://www.zdistrict.com Marzouq

    Looks really good! I’m looking forward to it, but not charging Via USB is very dissapointing! Didn’t think Apple would pull something like that!

  • http://couchavenue.com Jacqui

    Looking awesome and I think the USB thing was done by accident might be a release of a firmware update that’ll solve that bit. Who knows

    But still jealous :P

  • http://uptill1.com N

    Marzouq/Jacqui: From what i read its because the iPad need more power than a regular device (no surprise there) even via my new macbook pro, charging is veeeeeeeeery slow, i mean if you are using it while charging, it wont charge and will just hold the current charge level.

    Jacqui: now you’re just scaring me, I’ll be keeping my iPad in a glass case for safe keeping :D

  • http://www.feryah.com M

    N:

    I have Question regarding the arabic font, you didn’t talk about it, can you tell us if there is arabic font and we can write in arabic or no ? or just reading.

    Because when i read the technical specification in the website there is no arabic support

    # Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
    # Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

  • http://uptill1.com N

    M: Ya I forgot to post about that, there is no arabic keyboard but it can read arabic text.

  • http://couchavenue.com Jacqui

    Hehehehehehe 3alaik bl 3afya for the iPad walla hehehe I’m just playing with you *secretly searches your room for that iPad in that Glass case* But yalla I will be joining you soon.

    I’m downloading Apps for it so far, I’m glad I have access to the US iTunes store and it’s really the only store I shop at LOL!

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