Id say ipad is a waste of money. Why`s that
You can get a laptop/TABLET made by HP thats i guess over 2 years old, with ultra capacity battery that lasts almost 20 hours. Ipad is new but loses in every possible category with laptop/tablets, especially the old hp with that battery.
That proves that apple just makes good looking toys rather than valuable (price to value) tools.
I advise anyone to get themselves that hewlett packard laptop/tablet.
1Phone- N900 or Motorola droid (large resolution to read mail and web pages, also very programmable), but older phones with res 800x400 will do just fine. And buy internet packages. Should have wifi
2.Tablet/laptop- mentioned HP with ultra capacity battery (20 hours) and dongle for mobile internet, costs the same as ipad, but is better in every way. As far as I remember has wifi, and even if not you can buy an usb dongle
3.Wifi access to internet in your home.
4.If you need buy also a small notebook (12 hours) with wifi
5.To reduce space usage in your home - all in one touchscreen computer, but most of us can use standard tower, cause its not that important. I would choose with wifi and blu ray.
6.Blu ray reader (tv) with hard drive and access to internet through your wifi connection
8.Additional portable and rechargeable usb batteries to your laptops
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