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Countdown to iPad – The Big TomTom (Use Case 1)

Monday 15 February 2010 - Filed under gaps + mobile + Technology

The iPad may well be the most controversial product Apple ever developed. Is it a computer, a netbook, an internet appliance or an overgrown iPod? Will it fail or will it revolutionize how we interact with technology? Was the name a mistake or sheer marketing genius? Time will tell.

Call me a fan boy or call me naive, but I for one am grateful that Apple innovation is not limited by everyone’s else imagination. I am certain the iPad will not only fill business technology gaps for me and my customers, but I am equally anxious to put it to use in my personal life. This is not to say the first generation iPad has all the features I would like to see, but it is certainly off to an amazing start.

So iPad, what are you good for? There are countless articles and posts citing what the iPad isn’t or won’t be good at. I see iPad’s future as half full and I’m excitedly brainstorming with others to discover solutions to fill the other half. Join me as I celebrate the countdown to iPad’s debut by posting a daily iPad use case.

Use Case 1 – The Big TomTom
Let’s face it, as nice as the iPhone is for navigating, sometimes the screen is just too small. I love TomTom for iPhone and iPod Touch, but I honestly can’t wait to try TomTom for iPad. I can see it now…

iPad, coming to a car near you?

iPad, coming to a car near you?

I have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.

iPad – Copyright © 2010 Apple Inc.
TomTom – Copyright © 2009 TomTom International

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2010-02-15  »  Russ Leseberg

Talkback x 4

  1. Jon Shurtleff
    16 February 2010 @ 7:15 am

    I mostly use Windows but, unlike many other Windows users, I’m very aware of Apple’s innovations, even if they didn’t all succeed: First real GUI, first laptop with the keyboard next to screen, first attempt at real PDA, desktop publishing, multiple screens, etc.

    I’ve desperately wanted a tablet forever but all attempts thus far have failed dismally. I think this is the onely on with a chance at success and I desparately hope it does. But, as with iPhone, if it does succeed, it will spawn clones right and left.

    I’d like to hear about your other use cases.

    For me, the single most useful function would be notepad/sketchpad/mind mapper. Those are absolutely crucial and those functions should integrate with MS OneNote, which I use to organize my entire existence. The TomTom would be great. Apps for the visully impaired are an obvious use case, but also for other sensory or even cognitive impairments which require extreme ease of use.

    It’s obviously a good platform reading, web smudging and multimedia, as well as games.

    I just want to know why you have to pay through nose for memory when every other mobile device on the planet has memory expansion slots

  2. admin
    16 February 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Jon

    I agree with you that the most useful application might be as a notepad/mind mapper, especially if we can easily collaborate with other users as well. I am posting a new use case everyday. I appreciate the ideas you have shared so far. Please share others. It is fun to brainstorm with you again. It’s been too long.

    Russ

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