Archive for February, 2010
The Apple “tablet” that has been the subject of much speculation over the past year made its debut last week.
Advertised as “the best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video,” the iPad features a 9.7 inch Multi-Touch display, and is only 0.5 inch thin. With a weigh of only 1.5 pounds, the iPad is incredibly portable.
As of last week, the iPad can run almost 140,000 of the apps on the App Store — even the ones that you’ve already downloaded on your iPhone and iPod touch. A new app to the iPad is iBooks, which allows users to read and buy books from the built-in iBookstore.
The iPad is reasonably priced, with models starting at $499 for the 16GB + Wi-Fi and topping out at $829 for the 64GB + Wi-Fi + 3G. The Wi-Fi only models ship in March, with the 3G models following in April.
Engadget published a good hands-on evaluation of the iPad, with the pluses (beautiful screen, super fast CPU, great eBook reading experience) and the minuses (no multi-tasking, no camera and no Adobe Flash). For all the technical specs and the promo video, visit Apple’s website.
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