Apple announces iPad tablet Buzz this

Posted by Prasada Martala Jan 27, 2010

Apple today announced the much anticipated iPad tablet device at it's "latest creation" event in San Francisco. The 9.7-inch multi-touch tablet device is going to be available in two variants. One with WiFi connectivity and another one with WiFi and 3G. WiFi version will be available in 60 days while WiFi+3G version is going to be shipped in 90 days. The base price of entry level iPad with 16 GB storage is set at $499. 32GB version and 64 GB version are going to cost $599 and $699 respectively. WiFi+3G version iPads are going to cost $130 more compared to WiFi variants.

AT&T provides 3G data connectivity for iPads. There are two data plans available for 3G connectivity with no contracts, which means you can cancel your subscription anytime. First plan costs $14.99 for 250 MB of data per month. Second plan costs $29.99 for unlimited data usage. Both the data plans allow  free use of AT&T's WiFi hotspots. iPad 3G models are unlocked and use new GSM micro SIMs.

Apple partnered with publishers Penguin, Macmillion, Simon & Shuster to provide digital books through it's store for e-books called iBooks. Using iBook Store, you can download e-books directly onto your iPad and start reading them. Apple is using ePub format for it's e-books.

Apple made it's new iWork software available for iPad. Each application in iWork suite like Notes, Keynote is going to cost $9.99 each. It's worth mentioning that features like multi-tasking and camera are missing in iPad.



Features
Height: 9.56 inches
Width: 7.47 inches
Thickness: 0.5 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds (WiFi), 1.6 pounds (WiFi+3G)
Display: 9.7-inch IPS display
Full capacitive multi-touch
Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB flash storage
Processor: 1GHz Apple A4 chip
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Wireless: WiFi 802.11n
Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector
Accelerometer & Compass
10 hours of battery life

Pricing (WiFi enabled models)
16 GB
$499
32 GB
$599
64 GB
$699

Pricing (WiFi + 3G enabled models)
16 GB
$629
32 GB
$729
64 GB
$829

Availability
WiFi version iPad will be available in 60 days
WiFi + 3G version iPad will be available in 90 days


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