Apple kicks off 2010 tablet frenzy with the iPad: one of the most awaited and rumors-prone device in history!
A 9.7″ inches screen that’s essentially a bigger brother to iPhone more than a little one to a MacBook, but that’s what it was intended for.
Big news: meet A4 processor, Apple’s own processor, running at 1 GHz.
Available with 16 -32 and -64 GB of memory, with 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
Sports accelerometer, compass, mic and speaker and the usual iPod dock connector!
More facts: 10 hr batter, over a month of standby.
Runs the same Apps as the iPhone, so the iPad starts with a massive software library as well as developers support.
Introducing iBooks: the Apple alternative to Amazon Kindle service, books to be chosen and bought just like songs or apps on iTunes – er – iBooks Store, that is!
It uses the ePub book format, already available and popular, by the way.
It’s going to be available in two version, with or without 3G connectivity, along with AT&T data plan.
WiFi versions 16 GB: $ 499 – 32 GB: $599 – 64 GB: $ 699
3G versions 16 GB: $ 629 – 32 GB: $729 – 64 GB: $ 829
WiFi version available in 60 days, 3G in 90 days.
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