It can’t play Flash, is tied to Apple’s various stores, intended for AT&T’s network, can’t <acronym title=”Meaning: only one application may run at any one time”>multi-task</acronym>, and its design is utterly and completely devoid of originality. It is a “giant” [~10″] iPod touch with 3G [certain models only]. Thankfully MadTV already made fun of the name, which also screams of routine.
I’d love to see this product flop, but I hold no such delusions. Apple’s golden age is in full effect. Their shit is gold to a vast array of much-disposable-income consumers. It will sell and probably pretty well. Fact is, there isn’t anything quite like it.
My biggest complaint is that there are zero surprises. None of that unique innovation that got Apple where it is today, is evident in this “new” device. Do not pass go, but somehow collect $200 million dollars. We know you’ll find a way.