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Journey to the iPad Launch: Blast-off

The future is here... the iPad has arrived

Blast-off... Now just watch that baby rocket upwards!

For the USA, it is finally here, the most space age piece of computer hardware to hit the mainstream and one that I believe, within a year, we will all see used in places that we would not expect.

To quote Jason Schwarz on Seeking Alpha, which continues my thread and suggests that currently the iPad is being underestimated for business.

To quote Jason...

"Anyone who previously relied on a notepad or clipboard will adopt the iPad. Doctors will use the iPad as they move from room to room and interact with patients, teachers will use the iPad as they lecture, coaches will use it as an in game video/scouting tool...think of all the real estate agents and other salesmen who operate at point of sale. Anybody who walks around at work will want an iPad to hold directly in their hands"... "Business specific apps will be developed that allow these professionals to execute their tasks with minimal typing requirements."

Even from today, the iPad has many thousands of Applications that it can run and developers have been enhancing their applications for iPad, as well as designing new applications.

iPad... 'Go for Throttle-Up'... Check out the Apple iPad Training videos here

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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