A seven-inch iPad is inevitable.
This is why:
It’s 7 inches as opposed to the 8.5×11 iPad. I had a really hard time adjusting to the size and at first, I found it to be the biggest detriment. After all, I love the giant size of the iPad. As an Android phone user, I felt like I was just using a giant version of my phone. However, we went to Key West over the holidays and I found the smaller size of the Galaxy grew on me. It fit in my my purse pocket, unlike my iPad, so I could always have it with me.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
That’s from: Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon
I’m tired of people dismissing the “purse factor,” as if the desires of women don’t matter. Who says this desire is only a “woman thing” anyway? Not everything requires the Cinerama screen of the current iPad. Reading books doesn’t, and that’d be a big factor in driving sales too. Casually viewing photos doesn’t require an IMAX screen, either. Nor does viewing websites — because people have been doing that for years on the smaller iPhone and iPod Touch screens.
Jobs can spin things however he wants, but the truth of things is that a 7″ iPad would be better than having to use a 3.5″ iPhone or iPod Touch.
I’m awaiting the day for him to spin into existence the inevitable 7″ iPad. I hope that day comes in January 2011.