Sunday, January 31, 2010

Apple iPad tablet introduced

Apple did not disappoint fans of mobile technologies, which in recent months and even years have not stopped the company expected to produce a new tablet. Tonight, Apple announced the device. It bears the name iPad, really looks like a larger iPhone and use an operating system similar to the phone, but a changed interface, which is able to fully benefit from a larger display. As expected, the main features of the device are linked to the consumption of multimedia content and surfing the Internet - with a browser the opportunity to examine the photos (with the option to sync with iPhoto, if you use a Mac) and video (compatibility with the store iTunes), work e-mail, calendar and maps via Google Maps.

iPad is driven by A4 processor with clock frequency 1GHz, produced by Apple (developed by the team of the company PA Semi). The device will be available with 16, 32 or 64GB internal memory and includes Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR features 9.7 "capacitive touch-IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels, accelerometer, compass, aGPS (only model with 3G), microphone and loudspeaker. Tablets is 13.4 millimeters thick and weighs 680 grams (730 g for options with 3G). battery is sufficient for 10 hours work per month, or on standby. iPad is compatible with current applications and games from the App Store, it can display them in their actual size or stretch them so that they fill the screen. Of course, authors can create applications and software to display a larger tablet.

In addition, Apple launches its own shop for electronic books - iBook Store, which will provide content for implementing iBooks, which, as you might guess, used to reading them. The books will be in the format ePub. Application for working with documents, spreadsheets and presentations, iWork has also gain a new interface suitable for use with the tablet, each of the annexes thereto (Keynote, Pages and Numbers) will cost under $ 10.

iPad will be available in a version with 3G capabilities, and users can choose between two prepaid plans of AT & T - 250MV inclusive for $ 15 with unlimited bandwidth for $ 30. They enter and free use of Wi-Fi access points to the operator.

Deliveries begin in late March at prices starting from $ 500 model with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. Variants with 3G will be available in April at prices starting from 629 dollars for the model with 16GB. Will be available and various additional accessories, including stand with QWERTY keyboard.

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