iPad Introduced by Apple

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Jobs iPad1Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad today. You can see full coverage over at Engadget. As expected, the device handles like an iPhone, but larger. However software capabilities are a mix between OSX and the iPhone OS. So while it does motion detection, rotation, and an on-screen keyboard like an iPhone, it also handles Photos and e-mail more like your laptop would. Jobs started by stating that the tablet had to be able to do things better than the iPhone and the MacBook, or else there would be no reason to make it. Thinks like browsing the web, email, enjoying and sharing pics, watching videos, enjoying music, playing games, and reading ebooks.

Technical Specs:

  • 9.7 inch IPS Display
  • Full Capacity multi-touch
  • 1 GHz Apple A4 Chip
  • 16-64 GB Flash Storage
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Accelerometer & Compass
  • Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector
  • 10 Hour Battery Life
  • Green – Bad stuff free
  • Price – $499 – $829 with many options.

Jobs also introduced the new application, called iBooks. Its obviously an ebook reader for the iPad. The iPad won’t be available for 60 days, and 90 days for the 3G models.