Today Apple has finally launched the iPad 2 and it’s already making waves in the tech community.
For Starters – Here are the Launch Prices for iPad 2 in the USA.
* iPad 2 16GB WiFi version – $499
* iPad 2 32GB WiFi version – $599
* iPad 2 64GB WiFi version – $699
* iPad 2 16GB WiFi +3G version – $629
* iPad 2 32GB WiFi +3G version – $729
* iPad 2 64GB WiFi +3G version – $829
Also the new tablet is going to get a HDMI video out with the help of the cable provided along with which you can also charge the unit. You dont have to setup or perform any configuration for this HDMI mirrored video output and it would cost you $39 extra.
So here we at Techie WhizKid decided to do our own update on the iPad 2 launch in a different way. – No! We will not review the iPad 2 as frankly we dont have 1 and you can read all the iPad 2 reviews on other big sites like engadget and gizmodo and techcrunch. But we decided to scour the web and bring to you the configurations of the iPad 2 along with it;s rivals like Motorola Xoom, RIM Playbook and HP TouchPad and then we bring you the startling revelation on How The iPad 2 manages to Win The Tablet Race vs. Motorola Xoom vs RIM Playbook vs HP TouchPad.
If you are planning to rush in to your nearest electronic store to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab or Olive Pad, then Don’t Complain if you are left with an obsolete Android Tablet when the Android 3.0 codenamed “Honeycomb” gets rolled out in the coming year.
According to Andy Rubin, The Creator of Android Operating System -“Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface”.
In short, According to Rubin, Honeycomb is the Android version specially targeted towards Tablets, and According to Bobby Cha, Managing Director of Korean consumer Electronics Firm Enspert -Google’s new Android Honeycomb tablet OS will require a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to run properly. This means the current crop of Android tablets on the market, like the Galaxy Tab, won’t be able to upgrade their software to Android 3.0 when it’s available. as they don’t have ARM Cortex A9 Processors.
Google introduced Honeycomb running on a prototype Motorola device last month, but they’ve kept the hardware requirements under wraps. Cha also confirmed that the Motorola tablet would be the first to market with Honeycomb.
If this is true, Google will have two parallel software paths for tablets, at least for a while. With their Cortex-A8 processors and 1,024×600 screens, the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab line of Android tablets run the “Froyo” version of Android, 2.2, and can be updated to Gingerbread, 2.3, but not to Honeycomb.
So, if you’re buying a Galaxy Tab today, you’re buying a technology that will be obsolete in the next few months. So Techie WhizKid recommends you to wait until Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 2 Tablet.
Apple, Today after nearly a decade of speculation finally revealed the iPad which is the much hyped Tablet PC which was so far was being called as “iSlate”.
iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, 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.