I am not an owner of a tablet – hell, I even decided to buy a Kindle instead of an iPad as my own personal birthday present. But I will have a tablet – you know, for the kids. Something nice to play with and to consume media with once in a while.
The Motorola Xoom. No – I don’t want 3G or upg-radable to 4G.
But a tablet with cellular connectivity? 3G, 4G, LTE? No way.
Why? Because I don’t want to:
- I don’t want to purchase a larger data plan from a service provider
- I don’t want to deal with roaming data charges abroad
- I don’t want to close and open data connectivity when I need or don’t need it
- I don’t want to download a data counter widget from an app store
- I don’t want to think about how much bandwidth I consume
- I don’t want to be surprised from crappy 3rd party LinkedIn apps (not from LinkedIn mind you) that hog up all of your data plan in less than 24 hours
- I don’t want to look for an email client that connects to Exchange but doesn’t use the cellular service unless I specifically ask it to
I just want WiFi. And I want to connect from home, work, or wherever it is I have WiFi (which is almost everywhere I need it).
Verizon’s LTE smartphones and tablets unveiled at CES 2011 (source: GottaBeMobile)
I’ll use my smartphone to connect through the cellular network on the go if I must. But not using my tablet.
Can anyone please give me a WiFi only Google “iPAD”?