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Apple iPad First impressions

apple-ipadThe inquisitiveness that Apple builds even in the masses is phenomenal. I think no other company can do that. I will not be surprised if it beats the curiosity in people for Obama’s state of Union speech. From a back-fence talk to a rumor and now to reality, finally the day has arrived and today, Mr Jobs, unveiled the most awaited Apple Gadget ever. It is called the iPad, the Tablet from Apple. As rightly put by the Wall Street Journal, ” The last time there was this much excitement about a tablet, it has some commandments written on it”, the iPad launch did create immense excitement not only in the tech savvy herd, but also in the common population. Since we are posting this as the event is happening here are some of the facts as they are revealed from the event. We will be doing a series of posts on iPad during it’s initial existence and soon will post detailed iPad technical specifications. For now enjoy these initial facts:

  1. Looks like a blown up version of the iPhone at first glance
  2. Steve Jobs thinks the iPad is better than a Netbook, iPhone and also a laptop
  3. It’s very thin (iPad Technical Specifications coming soon)
  4. Customizable home screen (how about that Android?)
  5. Supports full HTML
  6. Large On-Screen QWERTY keyboard
  7. New eMail interface
  8. Built-In iTunes
  9. Accelerometer
  10. Same Unlock screen as iPhone
  11. No support for Adobe Flash yet
  12. Photo Album works just like iPhone
  13. Supports YouTube HD
  14. .5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds — 9.7 inch IPS display
  15. Full capacitive multitouch
  16. 1GHz Apple A4 chip
  17. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Flash Drive options
  18. 10Hrs battery, >Month of stand-by
  19. Can run all iPhone apps unmodified out of the box
  20. Run apps in full screen
  21. No multitasking
  22. Supports high end gaming
  23. iPad SDK released
  24. Developers can modify their existing iPhone apps using iPad SDK for iPad’s larger screen
  25. Full fledged eReader
  26. While reading an article you can play the embedded videos within the article
  27. Built-In iBooks apps for iPad’s native eReader
  28. iBooks is the App store of eBooks
  29. It has a bookshelf, looks exactly like a bookshelf
  30. Change fonts while reading the iBooks
  31. Supports iWork
  32. Not just QWERTY Keyboard, it also has a data entry keyboard and a Date time keyboard
  33. iPad syncs over USB just like an iPhone or iPod
  34. All iPads have WiFi but there will be models which also have 3G. Like the Touch and iPhone
  35. 2 data plans from AT&T (250MB data for $14.99/month and Unlimited data at $29.99/month)
  36. No contract for data plans, it’s prepaid
  37. Can activate data plan right on the iPad
  38. All of the iPad 3G models are unlocked, and they use the new GSM microSIMs
  39. Free AT&T WiFi at Hotspots
  40. Starts at $499
  41. No Multitasking and no Notifications
  42. Not a phone

Apple iPad Pricing

Pricing 16GB 32GB 64GB
WiFi $499 $599 $699
WiFi+3G $629 $729 $829

Apple iPad Tech Specs

Spec Details
Processor 1GHz Apple A4
Size and Weight .5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds — 9.7 inch IPS display
Capacity 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
Display 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
Connectivity USB | WiFi | 3G
Power and Battery 10 hrs | 1 month stand by
Sensors Accelerometer | Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor

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