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Apple releases new ‘tablet netbook’ called iPad

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On yesterday’s Apple-Keynote the highly anticipated Apple Tablet named iPad had been released. The usual downtime (some people also call it the ‘drumroll’) of the Apple online shop failed to appear, instead you can have a look at the iPad on http://www.apple.com/ipad/.

As it looks from there the device is rather an oversized iPod touch than a real Mac, but the name already suggests that. This comes with the advantage that you have access to thousands of apps already available in the AppStore. But nevertheless it seems to lack usb ports, which I find to be rather annoying when you want to transfer big files because with bluetooth or wifi this takes an eternety. Not to mention that bluetooth filetransfer could be blocked by the firmware like in other Apple devices. A camera is not built in but can be added via the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the device. Lastly, I really hope there will be a compatible pen available so you can eg. take hand written notes or letters.

When the iPad is available for purchase there will definitely be more articles on it. For now I’ll leave you with some impressions from the iPad:

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Written by eubolist

2010/01/28 at 12:42

Posted in Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mac

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  1. […] like a few days after the presentation of the Apple iPad, Google published some design studies of their very own tablet pc. The drafts on their page are […]

  2. […] like a few days after the presentation of the Apple iPad, Google published some design studies of their very own tablet pc. The drafts on their page are […]


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