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"I think you actually have to try one before you decide to opine on its usefulness or long term viability. "

A fair statement. One of my beefs with Apple has always been, however, that they hypnotize the market with an early, flawed or limited prototype, allowing people to "try" it at a ridiculously inflated price, and then roll out the improved, faster, more versatile, jazzier-looking 2.0 and 3.0 versions a few months later. They are not the only company that profits from planned obsolescence, but they've turned it into an art form and I, for one, am staying off that bandwagon.

On a more specific note, I don't have to try it to know that I am not crazy about a device without a keyboard or keypad - putting your mitts all over the screen can't possibly prolong the life of the device, and it bugs me that the $500 cost doesn't include any kind of sleeve or cover to protect that screen. Again - from a marketing/merchandinsing standpoint, good for them, but the cost would have to go WAY down for me to justify all the apps and accessories they want to sell me.
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