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In short: An iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc.
The iPad can be compared with an iPod Touch but the iPad has more options and is bigger in size. The iPad, not to be confused with the Fujitsu iPad, also has a large Multi-Touch screen which can be used for all sorts of purposes.
It will be available in two versions: one without 3G and one with 3G. They both have a 1GHz chip in it, which is of high performance and consumes little power. The Wi-Fi only version (without 3G) will be available at the end of March. The 3G version will be available at the end of April. The 3G version handles more data, is faster and it improves the phone call sound quality. But the phone runs faster out of batteries with 3G.
The iPad has no camera which may be unwelcome for some people.
With the iPad you can read books, watch movies, browse on the internet and much more. You can watch everything in portrait or landscape.
The reason why much people bought the iPhone was because of there are around 140.000 applications for it. And you can change it in anything you want. If we may believe what Gene Munster ( senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray) said. The applications that work on the iPhone will also work on the iPad.
Specifications and notifications:
Some accessories for the iPad:
Wi-Fi only: the 16GB version costs $499, 32GB for $599, 64GB for $699.
Wi-Fi + 3G: the 16GB version costs $629, 32GB for $729, 64GB for $829.
A short review of the options by CNN:/2010/TECH/02/01/ipad.apps.apple/index.html?hpt=Sbin
What Apple has to say about the iPad:
A large, high-resolution LED-backlit, IPS display. An incredibly responsive Multi-Touch screen. And an amazingly powerful, Apple-designed chip. All in a design thats thin and light enough to take anywhere. iPad isnt just the best device of its kind. Its a whole new kind of device. Watch the iPad video LED-backlit, IPS Display
The high-resolution, 9.7 inch LED-backlit, IPS display on iPad is remarkably crisp and vivid. Which makes it perfect for web browsing, watching movies, or showing off photos. Its also been designed to work in any orientation portrait or landscape. And because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178 viewing angle. So you can hold it almost any way you want, and still get a brilliant picture, with excellent color and contrast. Multi-Touch
The Multi-Touch screen on the iPad uses the same revolutionary technology thats in an iPhone. But for iPad, the technology has been completely reengineered for the larger surface, to make it extremely precise and responsive. So when youre zooming in on a map, flicking through your photos, or deleting an email, iPad responds with incredible accuracy. And it does just what you want it to.
/watch?v=poaUbmdUcCY demonstration of the iPad by Steve Jobs.
A longer version by FoxNews: /watch?v=UNnBlMB3L84