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Apple Unveils New iPad Tablet Computer

January 28, 2010 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

apple ipad 300x205 Apple Unveils New iPad Tablet ComputerThe wait is over and Apple’s highly anticipated tablet has finally been unveiled. The iPad was  revealed by Steve Jobs at a press conference in San Francisco. It is literally the missing link  between a smartphone and a laptop, and looks basically like an oversized iPhone. Its 9.7 inch  touchscreen is a beautiful thing to behold, as with all Apple products, and its diminutive size  of half an inch thick and weighing 1.5 pounds makes it a very attractive prospect indeed.

The Apple iPad acts as a web browser, e-book reader, games device, photo album, video viewer  and much more. The iPad may well be the ‘Kindle Killer’ that industry insiders have been  expecting from Apple for some time now. The unit is to go on sale in March at a price of $499  in the US, and other territories will soon find out when it will arrive in their stores and for  how much.

The basic model of the new Apple iPad has Wi-Fi and 16gb of storage, and offers ten hours of  use per battery charge. Not bad at all for something so graphics intensive! For 3G wireless,  there’s an additional $130 to pay, and models with higher storage are again more expensive.

Price aside, it is an amazing piece of equipment that it will be interesting to watch the  success of. Is the world actually in need of a device that is in-between the compact size of a  smartphone and the working dimensions of a laptop? I don’t know, but I certainly want one  already.

The Apple iPad features the same accelerometer and touchscreen capabilities as the iPhone and  the iPod Touch, but it sees the realm of touchscreen usability taken to the next level. As  ever, Apple have offered something spectacular, and which a great many people will want to try  out. Thanks to its sleek design, straightforward and intuitive UI (always a beautiful aspect of  Apple’s products) and the capabilities that it offers, I for one think that the company will  have another hit on their hands with the iPad.

Here Comes The Apple Ipad!

The wait is over and Apple’s highly anticipated tablet has finally been unveiled. The iPad was

revealed by Steve Jobs at a press conference in San Francisco. It is literally the missing link

between a smartphone and a laptop, and looks basically like an oversized iPhone. Its 9.7 inch

touchscreen is a beautiful thing to behold, as with all Apple products, and its diminutive size

of half an inch thick and weighing 1.5 pounds makes it a very attractive prospect indeed.

The Apple iPad acts as a web browser, e-book reader, games device, photo album, video viewer

and much more. The iPad may well be the ‘Kindle Killer’ that industry insiders have been

expecting from Apple for some time now. The unit is to go on sale in March at a price of $499

in the US, and other territories will soon find out when it will arrive in their stores and for

how much.

The basic model of the new Apple iPad has Wi-Fi and 16gb of storage, and offers ten hours of

use per battery charge. Not bad at all for something so graphics intensive! For 3G wireless,

there’s an additional $130 to pay, and models with higher storage are again more expensive.

Price aside, it is an amazing piece of equipment that it will be interesting to watch the

success of. Is the world actually in need of a device that is in-between the compact size of a

smartphone and the working dimensions of a laptop? I don;t know, but I certainly want one

already.

The Apple iPad features the same accelerometer and touchscreen capabilities as the iPhone and

the iPod Touch, but it sees the realm of touchscreen usability taken to the next level. As

ever, Apple have offered something spectacular, and which a great many people will want to try

out. Thanks to its sleek design, straightforward and intuitive UI (always a beautiful aspect of

Apple’s products) and the capabilities that it offers, I for one think that the company will

have another hit on their hands with the iPad.

Ebook Readers: The Sony, The Kindle, The iPhone, the iPod Touch- is the medium finally coming of age?

August 24, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

kindle2 223x300 Ebook Readers: The Sony, The Kindle, The iPhone, the iPod Touch  is the medium finally coming of age?Ebooks and Ebook readers have often taken something of a bashing from many people. The argument is that they won’t replace the traditionally published book any time soon, of ever. In reality,. people are wanting more and more digital content and as such the various Ebook readers that are on the market are gaining popularity.

Dedicated Ebook readers, such as the sleek Sony Ebook Reader or the Amazon Kindle, are very popular with avid readers, but really, the future of the Ebook market lies with devices that do more than just display text. The iPhone and the iPod Touch are great examples of this.

Their versatile interface allows for a pretty decent reading space, and thanks to the options to resize the text on most iPod/iPhone compatible Ebooks (as well as the skew function), they do have the edge over the dedicated readers right now.

One factor is cost- buying something that can do dozens of things instead of something with one function for the same price (or more right now) isn’t that attractive. Then there’s the size and shape of these things.

While the Sony Ereader and the Amazon Kindle are both sleek and attractively designed (the new version of the Amazon Kindle is very nice indeed), they don’t really compete with the probability and ease of use of an iPod or iPhone, both of which can be easily stored or carried in a pocket.

As a medium, eBooks are certainly on the rise. Demand for material to be read on the Kindle is rising at a great pace, including newspapers and blogs, all of which are delivered via a wireless connection. Similarly, there is a huge choice of material for the Apple devices in the Itunes App Store, which is doing brisk trade too. The Ebook medium may not have completely come into its own just yet, but the seeds are there, and maybe, just maybe, the time is almost here for them to truly shine.