Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple's Tablet is called the iPad?

Apple's iPad has unveiled the long-rumored and even longer-awaited iPad, a tablet computer in the same family as the iPod Touch and iPhone. My expectations for the device were very high and I was a little disappointed after watching the keynote that it is nothing more than a giant iPhone/iPod Touch.

Watch the whole keynote on Apple.com.




Check out what the peeps at Engadget have to say on the device at 'Editorial: Engadget on the Apple iPad'. I really sense a lot of disappointment. I guess everyone had much higher expectations of the device, with all the hype and rumors flying around.






Here's what cnet had to say at 'Five things the iPad is missing'.


The what?! iPad? I feel a whole wave of jokes coming...

Jezebel had a whole list of iPad jokes at 'That Time Of The Month: The Internet's Best Period-Related iPad Jokes'


Tech Specifications
Height – Width – Thicknewss

242.8 mmx189.7 mmx13.4 mm

Weight: 680 g Wi-Fi model, 730 g Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display

9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Memory

16GB, 32GB, or 64GB inbuilt flash memory
CPU

1GHz Apple A4 CPU
Wireless and Cellular
Wi-Fi model
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Input and Output
Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Built-in speakers
Microphone
SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
Other Features
Digital compass
Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Audio Playback
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC ,Protected AAC , MP3 , MP3 VBR, Audible , Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Composite A/V Cable, 576i and 480i with Apple Composite A/V Cable
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Mail attachment support
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Battery

Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Box Contents

iPad
Dock connector to USB cable
10W Power Adapter
Documentation
And the hardware controls are just the home button , volume keys, power button and mute key.


Here are a couple of pictures from the official Apple website.








Check out the iPad from the official Apple site.

2 comments ¨¨¨¨¨:

The Autosexual said...

as for the name of iPad..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFNQE_TzQNI

Karen said...

only more expensive...lol

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