iPad Coming to Japan

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  1. TokyoSpirit

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    How many more monthly bills can you possibly endure? Here's another one if you're an iPad lover and need to have access!

    http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/ipad/ - Softbank iPad Site

    http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/ipad/price_plan/chart/ - Detailed Price Chart

    http://mobileinjapan.com/2010/05/08/softbank-reveals-ipad-and-3g-data-pricing-for-japan/ -- Good Detailed Article about the cost for each model.

    Apple is obviously Softbank's cash cow!
     
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    I'll pass. I can't think of any function that the iPad can do that I can't do on-the-go with my netbook PC. Remote desktop access is critical for me, iPad doesn't have it.

    -Eliah
     
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    it has its purpose for certain people i guess.
    i won't be getting one, just seems useless to me. i heard some japanese girl today say that it was 'cute' and she wanted to get one, then complained about the color selection.
    hmm.
     
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    Yeah.... no.

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    @Kias, LMAO!!!! :D

    One of the other ladies in the office returned from America with an iPad last week. I have to say, it is sleek looking but I don't think I'll be buying one. I just bought a mini-notebook this weekend for about the same price as an iPad. My little PC can do more than the iPad can, so I'm happy. :)

    LOL @ the people waiting in line just to reserve one, haha.
     
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    Mul-tee-pass....
     
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    You can't possibly mean...
    [​IMG]

    :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Hahahahahaha.... I was thinking more about the pass part, after seeing that comic strip above. I'll PASS on the iPad.... :)
     
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    Ok.

    So, someone in the office got an iPad. I'm just....

    ...not impressed.

    Sure, it has a small number of benefits. I do like the magazine and newspaper reading feature. It sure would be nice to just to carry around that one device and not 5-6-7 different magazines.

    However, I still cannot find a more legitimate reason to have one.

    Anyone else played with one yet?
     
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    I got to play with an iPad over this past weekend, wasn't overly impressed.

    The best benefit is getting newspapers and magazines on the device. Nothing else it does is all that impressive.

    Still not getting one, for now.
     
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    Yesterday, I went to Yodobashi and stopped by the Apple products area to play with one for awhile. There are some neat things available on it, but I'm still not convinced that I will buy one. It was something like 78,000 yen for the 64GB model...

    I'm more focused on the new iPhone that will soon be released.
     
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    There's a new iPhone coming out?

    Link?
     
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    Lazy Ass...

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/

    It looks like hot sex to me. I'm just waiting to see what Softbank will do with the pricing structure. I own my current iPhone fully...
     
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    You know it!!! :cool:
     
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