CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Neither "truly magical" nor "revolutionary," the cluelessly named Apple (AAPL) iPad tablet device has dropped like a shiny wedge into the gadget game, dividing tech watchers in to opposing views -- the critical and the adoring.
A day after Apple CEO Steve Jobs spared no superlative in his introduction of the Apple iPad to the public Wednesday, it seems the cranky camp has answered first with some heated blowback.
While the iPad takes its feature inspiration from Apple's mobility side of the house, its design comes straight off MacBook drafting tables. Those colliding influences blend into a sumptuous e-reader and sleek media player.But the list of iPad's shortcomings is surprisingly long, especially considering all the years and number of prototypes Jobs and Apple have worked through to get here.
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