A close look at Apple iPad

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Thursday, January 28, 2010

apple_ipod_classic_1  The moment has ultimately come. Apple disclosed their tablet, called as iPad. They call it stunning tablet device. iPad ushered an era in terms of browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. I am trying to give you a look and feel of the device with the help of this article after going through reviews from Apple blog and different news magazine.


  1. The size of iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs only 1.5 pounds.
  2. iPad comes with a 9.7-inch, LED-backlit  with 178 degree viewing angle.
  3. Battery life is upto 10 hours.
  4. iPad is built on A4 processor
  5. The device is released in two versions, one with Wi-Fi and the other with both Wi-Fi and 3G.
  6.  The price of ipad is $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model and it will be available in March worldwide .

Key Features:

  • There is only one single button which is less distracting than multiple buttons.
  • Like iPhone, there is a single sleep/wake button at the top.
  • There is one Headphone jack.
  • It is interesting to see how the device switches from landscape to portrait mode in four direction.
  • The touch screen is ultra responsive and it is easy to browse the web.
  • The browsing of Map application is very satisfying. The street view comes very prominent.
  • The HD videos of youtube works in an outstanding way.
  • iPhoto is a wonderful experience than you might have thought about.
  • It is very easy and quick to shuffle through bunch of emails.
  • The iTunes store and iTunes Video work very well on iPad.
  • The device will work on Bluetooth keyboard, but not on Bluetooth mouse.
  • iPad runs almost over 140,000 apps on the App Store, which includes apps already purchased for your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Apple also revealed the new iBooks app for iPad, which includes Apple’s new iBookstore. Using iBookstore,  you can browse, buy and read books on a mobile device.
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