I write this blog post on my ‘new’ iPad. It wasn’t until I was looking at my options in the store that I realised that the new iPad was actually called the ‘New’ iPad and not the iPad 3. What’s the next iPad going to be called? The New, New iPad? Anyway I’m sure that question’s been asked before by better people than myself.

Typing on the iPad keypad isn’t actually as bad as I thought it would either.

Anyway. I actually purchased a Google Nexus 7 from eBuyer some weeks ago. I didn’t want to pay the price of an iPad and had the thought that an Android driven tablet would be better from a mobile platform development point of view. After less than an hour of using my Nexus 7 I discovered that the screen was separating from the main body of the device at the left-hand edge. After a little searching online I discovered that this is a relatively common problem. I umm-ed and ahhh-ed about this for a while, trying to decide if I should live with it or whether to return it. I decided that the problem could get worse and so decided to return it and get a refund (predicting that I had a unit that was part of a dodgy batch and that any replacement would come from the same batch).

After spending way too long in an attempt to return the device to eBuyer and finally getting a refund (must check my bank account) I decided to purchase the same device from a walk-in store, namely John Lewis as they have an excellent returns policy (in case I had the same problem as with the previous unit). This I attempted this weekend. Unfortunately I could not find a 16GB version of the Nexus, finding only an 8GB version; this I found in a PC World store as John Lewis had no stock. This led me to have a re-think and consider the iPad again.

Well, it’s performing well so far and I have no complaints. Apart from the fact that my partner uses it more than I would like!