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It also has a SD slot which is big if you take photos (amongst other uses).
iPad does SD nicely... http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531
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For how much? (linked site is down for maintenance).
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If it's the camera connection kit it's like 30 and tax for a USB and SD connector.
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Yup, $30
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It's been 10 years since I've connected a camera to a computer. Don't want to go back in time. Besides, my photo storage will be larger than any free space I would have on a tablet.

Built in SD is the only way.
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While I know it's silly to discuss anything Apple with you James, there's no computer involved.

You plug the sd card into the connector and xfer the pictures across.
It does both regular and raw images. You can also put other media on the sd cards and view it.
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I rather not have to pay an extra $30 and carry around extraneous things around, its 2011 and there is no need for this.
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Well, the image I saw had the camera physically connected to the tablet.
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The camera connector kit has two connectors in it.

A USB connector and a dedicated SD connector.

As to carrying around an extra connector, I'd rather have a stronger cleaner unit than have a slot that I don't use most of the time. I've used the SD slot on my MBP twice I think. It's a bag about the size of a CF card with both connectors, I put it in my camera bag and forget about it.
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I'd rather have a built-in SD slot that can also act like expanded memory where you can access and transfer all types of files.
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Seems to me all a tablet should need is a SDHC memory slot, a couple of USB3 ports and Wi-Fi. Want to add a keyboard, camera, mouse, speakers, headphone, microphone, etc? Just use Bluetooth. Charge with the USB3 ports. Expand with the memory slot. The charging stand could extend the USB3 ports for disk storage, etc.

Flip-pads have been around for years. IIRC, ASUS was one of the first to make such a product. All they have done with this product is make it detachable. Good idea though. If I was to buy anything along these lines, it would be a flip-pad. IMHO, iPads are too restricted by Apple.

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Everything has SD slots nowadays, even printers, why is Apple so hesitant?
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Content and application control. Apple does not want consumers to have the ability to do anything with iP*ds that they don't control.

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Content and application control. Apple does not want consumers to have the ability to do anything with iP*ds that they don't control.
Or you know...the design issues with being forced to add internal components to the device which would allow you to insert an SD card compromises something else in the design that they consider more valuable.

If SD(or any removable media) is so important then why doesn't Honeycomb support it at launch?
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If SD(or any removable media) is so important then why doesn't Honeycomb support it at launch?
Because it is still early days for Android 3.0. The revised user interface and actually functioning took priority.
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