I’ve been using the “New” iPad if that’s what it’s being called since launch day. It’s been a real joy and a real productivity booster. I’m not really sure why I’m getting so much more done on it but I am. I’m suddenly writing more on it, reading a lot more of my email on it and getting a lot more work done with it while away from my computer. Given it is an AT&T iPad so I can work anywhere I have reception and it’s 4G so it’s super fast here in Los Angeles when browsing and syncing documents. I’m even writing this blog post on the iPad using a bluetooth keyboard. And making calls can’t be easier with the Bria app by CounterPath using my Phone.com account. Single calls, conference calls, calls with bridges, it’s all a piece of cake. I even have a stand for the iPad and sit it up next to my computer screen so I can read mail on it as it comes in. Tablets seem to be the way of the future, not a fad that will pass like the ultra mini netbooks that were so popular just 3 years ago.
As great as the iPad is, it’s having voice communication ie. Phone.com that brings it all together. If you have an iPad I suggest and yes I know it costs but it’s well worth it, the Bria app and add an extension to your account for it. I’ve become a powerhouse with just a simple tablet. I think this is the way of the future. I see myself very soon using the iPad with Phone.com more then using my computer that doesn’t act as a phone yet… It’s only a matter of time until employees all have tablets and can do everything they need to on it.