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Apple iPad Launched, Hands On Videos, Features, Full Specs Listed, Prices Start From USD $499

Apple iPad Apple, Today after nearly a decade of speculation finally revealed the which is the much hyped PC which was so far was being called as “”.

iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending , enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch™ display lets users physically interact with applications and content. iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds— thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.

“iPad is our most advanced in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said , Apple’s CEO. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

iPad View

Some of Features of are

  • 1GHz Apple A4 processor (custom)
  • 0.5″ thick
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 9.7″ Capacitive (1024×768)
  • 16-64GB of SSD storage
  • 3G available but not in all iPads
  • $14.99 for 250MB, $29.99 for unlimited data on AT&T (no contract)
  • 3G iPads are unlocked, have GSM micro SIMs
  • Accelerometer, Compass
  • 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Runs apps in window or pixel doubling
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
  • SDK out today
  • $499 for 16GB base model, $830 for all maxed out
  • Dock with hard keyboard available

Apple ipad keyboard

  • App Store
  • iTunes
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Youtube
  • iPod
  • iBooks
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Home screen
  • Spotlight Search

Apple iPad Specifications

It’s a half-inch thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display, and it’s running a custom 1GHz Apple “A4″ chip developed by P.A. Semi, with a 10-hour battery life and a month of standby. It’ll come in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes, and it’s got the expected connectivity: very little. There’s a 30-pin Dock connector, a speaker, a microphone, Bluetooth, and 802.11n WiFi. As expected, it can run iPhone apps – either pixel-for-pixel in a window, or pixel-doubled fullscreen — but developers can also target the new screen size using the updated iPhone OS SDK, which is available today.

  • Half inch thin
  • 1.5 pound in weight (approx 600 gm)
  • Slimmest Tablet
  • 9.7 inch diagonal screen IPS type
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • 16 to 64 GB Flash storage
  • 1 Ghz A4 Processor
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Built In Speaker
  • Built In Microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • 10 Hours Battery with One Month Standby
  • Eco Friendly Manufacturing process

Apple iPad Pricing

Without 3G:

• $499: 16GB
• $599: 32GB
• $699: 64GB

With 3G:

• $629: 16GB
• $729: 32GB
• $829: 64GB

iPad Prices

iPad will be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. International pricing and worldwide availability will be announced at a later date. iBookstore will be available in the US at launch.

Official Apple iPad Introductory Video

Apple iPad First Hands On Video (Courtesy – Engadget)

Apple iPad Hands On Video (Courtesy TechCrunch)

First Look –  Apple iPad

Early Concerns Observed in the Apple iPad

  • No camera so no video chat
  • Limited space — 64GB may be a lot for an iPod, but when you’ve got movies and such, it’ll disappear real fast
  • No Multitasking
  • No SD or multi-card reader means that’s all the storage you get
  • iPod dock connection only means no easy connection of USB devices
  • No External Keyboard
  • No USB Ports
  • No Flash (Could mean no more streaming websites can be viewed on iPad except YouTube)

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