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iPad: genius?

BBC Breakfast hosted by Sian and Bill (my favourites) showed us the scruffily dressed but extremely rich and successful Steve Jobs launching Apple's iPad apparently the next monster to follow in the slipstream of iPod and iPhone.

Spencer Kelly (presenter of the BBC's gadget gorge Click) told us that the weighty iPad has a stand so you can use it sitting at a desk and comes with a QWERTY keyboard, which he described as "genius". Playing with too many toys has impaired your judgement, Spencer.

See previous discussion on FHIT about data entry and QWERTY keyboards.


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In its current form, for the healthcare industry at least, it seems unlikely the iPad will experience a serious takeup.

There are smaller more industry specific 'pads' that can track and monitor patients throughout the process.

That's not to say that one day a healthcare 'app' can't be created and integrated in to smaller models. One to watch perhaps.

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