The Apple Tablet iPad is here

Time to shave and cleanse myself, I said to myself . The Apple Tablet is finally here – which is also the most awaited product from Apple in the recent times.

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The excitement level for this product was mixed. Some of us liked it, and some didn’t. Sure it has its own set of flaws. But here you go – It features….

The Hardware

  • Has a 10’ inch High resolution LED screen with a 1024×768 resolution.
  • 1 GHz Apple A4 series processor – designed by Apple to give the best performance for multi touch features and the awesome games.
  • Multi-touch – Not like those stupid Windows tablets we’ve been seeing, the real deal – with as good sensitivity as the iPhone.
  • A great battery life with 10 hours of use and 1 Month of standby.
  • Built in speakers and the “30 pin” Apple exclusive pin for connecting 3rd party docs/camera kits

The Software

  • Runs 140,000 Applications the iPhone Applications from the App store in Full screen, Of course there is an iPad SDK for developing specifically for the iPad.
  • Comes with iBookStore where one can go download e-books. Suck on this the e-book readers.
  • Does iWork – the office suite – specially created for the iPad’s with multi gesture easy use. It heavy on your pocket with 9.99$ each app (it sucks here, we agree, but hey there’s Google Docs).
  • Has got the usual Youtube, Safari, Maps, iPod applications for your entertainment.

Comes in 2 models – The normal one is with Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and the extended model comes with 3G.

The pricing model is competitive and looks like

Model 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Wi-Fi $499 $599 $699
Wi-Fi + 3G $629 $729 $829

The pricing is very low – At least goes head on with other net books/e-book readers and video game consoles out there.

Now go the rants

  • Isn’t available for another 60 days – Damn you – It’s another long wait. It’s okay if you release iPhone next generation on the same day.
  • Uses some stupid “MicroSIM” – which here at India – we don’t have. Yes i know, we don’t have 3G either.
  • Doesn’t do flash. Yes those who use the iPhone will not complain.
  • Why didn’t they put in a camera when the software thinks its has one.
  • It can’t still multi-task – Shouldn’t I browse and email on this good hardware at the same time ? Grow up A”ppl”e. I did it on my 733MHz PIII machine a decade back.

A few more pictures here

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Stay glued, we will keep you updated on user reviews (Once its released) and will tell you if you should buy it. Let us know if you liked it.

[Via TechCrunch and Apple]

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Comments

4 Responses to this post

  1. Sushmit says:

    Wows: Itunes and book flipping UI

    Disappontments: No Multitasking or camera.

    Will wait for further generations to come…

  2. thanks for sharing with us…delighted bhai…

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