Some feedback on the syncing and sharing features of the iPad that users might be interested in:
1) No PDF support: iPad supports the ePub format but not any other formats. So users will have to convert all other formats and one easy way to do so is using Calibre (helps convert almost all formats)
2) iWork – MS Office and email: One of the cool features is that if you email yourself a Word doc, you can open it in pages.
3) The Kindle reader works great on the iPad: For users who have used the Kindle store in the past the iPad app for Kindle works great.
4) Desktop Document: In order to use iWork documents on iPad users will have to either import the documents in iTunes or email the documents to themselves.
5) iPad cannot support video beyond 720p
With the new iPad ready to be pre-ordered Apple has announced that they will replace your existing iPads if there are any battery issues (Ex: Battery’s diminished ability to hold an electric charge etc). The replacement does come with a small service fee of $99 plus a $6.95 shipping cost. But because they will be replacing the entire device and sending over a new one all the existing personal data from the device will be lost. In fact Apple has stated: “before you submit your iPad for service, it is important to sync your iPad with iTunes to back up your contacts, calendars, email account settings, bookmarks, apps, etc”.
That’s a great deal isn’t it? The only hassle here being away from the device for about a week while the old device is gone and the new one is on its way.
Really interesting video on how penguin is planning to use ipad for its new format/interactive books:
Nook should finally be available in Stores for sale starting the Valentine’s day. Go get one for your loved ones 🙂 I will wait a bit longer for the iPad 😉