And then The iPad was born

Apple has just release the iPad, a tablet with a touch screen panel that promises to became one of the best gaming platform that can rival a laptop or smartphone. The announcement was made during a special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California.

The iPad’s design is like a larger version of the iTouch and the iPhone, the screen dimension is almost the same as of a piece of paper. According to Steve Jobs, the iPad is somewhat between the iPhone and a laptop and even stating that “it is much more intimate than a laptop.”

The iPad can perform tasks that of a laptop such as surfing the net, making emails and some featue of the iPhone watching movies, listening to musics, looking at pictures and even gaming (yep gaming)

Pricing:
WiFi only models:
$499 – 16GB
$599 – 32GB
$699 – 64 GB

3G models:
$629 – 16GB
$729 – 32GB
$829 – 64 GB

Specs
Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology with 178-degree viewing angle
Touch has been reengineered for the iPad to make it “extremely precise and responsive”
1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Capacity
16GB, 32GB, 64GB flash memory

Processor
1 Ghz Apple A4 chip

Sensors
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor

Battery and Power
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

Input and Output
Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Built-in speakers
Microphone
SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Buttons and controls
On off, sleep wake switch
Mute
Volume up and down
Home button

Gaming
The iPad will run “almost all of the apps” designed for the iPhone. You can run any of them in normal size or your can expand them to fill your screen.

 


sources:
http://kotaku.com/5458316/the-ipad-blows-up-iphone-apps-real-good

http://kotaku.com/5458362/apples-ipad-aka-touchxl-detailed
http://kotaku.com/5453152/apple-liveblog-revenge-of-the-tablet
http://kotaku.com/5458286/apple-introduces-the-ipad

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