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  • Jan 27, 2010
Ok, Steve Jobs woke me up for this... I was already on the way to bed and man, the man launches an iPad? iPad?! Seriously? What's the date? Jan. 27? Why Jan. 27?

Revolutionary? Well, I'm sure it's revolutionary... well, at least the way I've to relearn to type! I can type pretty fast on the keyboard now, I don't think he demonstrated how fast someone could type on an iPad! I hope it won't be a major source of frustration! We are supposed to be ready for the March launch of community sites, right? iPad won't do even if I were to get it for a Valentine's gift. I'm a little slow... in learning new ways to type, I mean!

So, what are the specs?
9.7 Inch IPS Display
10 hours battery llife
Thickness - 0.5 "
Weight - 1.5 pounds
Price = $499  .......

Ok, never mind about the typing problem. I'm getting it!

Launch date? Late March! Bummer!!!

Well, at least I don't have to retrain & brush up my typing speed for the Lunch community launch! ;-)

So, let's see what it's all about! :-)

I'm not sure if I really like the name iPad! 
We had iPod, iPhone and now iPad! All iP/s... sounds like intellectual properties! ;-)
I must admit, Apple ought to be a little more innovative in naming it!

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January 29, 2010
you got on the bandwagon too?! cool write up, I think I'll wait for the ipeanutbutterfinger LOL!
January 31, 2010
Oh yea, mine was the first! :D
January 27, 2010
How is this any different from a Tablet PC? I mean, come on! I am so getting tired of Apple acting like it's the best or original tech creator in the world. The main difference from my Tablet PC is that it is lighter (but mine is still **really** light for a laptop) and doesn't have the option of a real keyboard, like mine does. I can be in tablet, writing mode, or switch to my traditional PC use. I'm not impressed.

I did enjoy the review, though. :)
January 28, 2010
Still don't see how this is different from a tablet PC. My PC has both bluetooth options as well. I think the iPad might be useful, especially for certain careers, but overall I just see it as another PC done apple's way.

I love your picture, btw! So cute!
January 29, 2010
You are absolutely right. To tell you the truth, I was only attracted by the low price. I had seen the same design on one Chinese website last year and it was selling for over $1000. For an unknown brand, that's steep. $499 is not bad if it can be used like a Kindle.
January 29, 2010
Yeah, the price does stand out as being one of the major selling points compared to what you would spend on a tablet PC.
January 27, 2010
I'm with Debbie on this one!  This thing is perfect, especially for those of us who are internet employed.  I'm going to be able to take this thing to the coffee shop with me for half the price of a lap top and get work done while I sip on my latte! 
January 27, 2010
Sharrie I'm in total agreement with you. I was never big on Macs and hate the Safari browser. I am not crazy about touch screens either not liking the Iphone (prefer my Blackberry) or the Ipod touch (prefer the nano). This device looks like a big Ipod touch. Doesn't look like something for me.
January 29, 2010
I'm having a little doubt with regard to the iPad. I mean, imagine holding it in your hand for an extended period of time. That thing must be hot!
January 27, 2010
Steve Jobs is the man, you have to wake up for him ;P  I thought about that typing issue, too. I type pretty fast, but when I encounter especially shallow keyboards, it takes more of any effort.  For an iPad, shallow is an understatement.  And what about people with long nails?  Hmmm....  Can't wait to see your update on this when you pick up one of these bad boys! ;)
January 27, 2010
Debbie, I'll come to San Fran to wait in line with you for one ;) !
January 27, 2010
I'm probably not getting one for a few generations, but I definitely do want to check it out. I'll go coffee and bagel fetching while you wait in line! ;)
January 29, 2010
I've seen some tablets that have got better design though. I've a feeling that Apple is rushing out with this one as they are trying to be ahead in the game. Not so much with the design. It's a case of beating their competitors to it simply because of its brand. Until I see the actual thing, now that I have time to think about it, I may wait a bit since I just got my netbook recently :-) We'll see...
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The iPad  is a tablet  computing device product from Apple Inc. The device was announced on January 27, 2010, at a press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  in San Francisco. The device was rumored for several months, with iSlate  and iTablet among rumored names.
The device is expected to incorporate a 10-inch (26 centimeter) multi-touch display made by Innolux, a subsidiary of Foxconn. The price is expected to be more than the iPhone but less than an Apple notebook computer.

The iPad's lowest grade model with a 16GB hard drive will run for $499 dollars with the 32 GB running for $599 and the 64GB running at $699.  Buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase the iPad with 3G connectivity with the lowest grade model starting at $629 and going up.  The Wi-Fi models will ship in late March while the 3G models will ship in April.

 Yair Reiner claims the iSlate will compete in the market against dedicated e-book devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook and the Amazon Kindle while offering 70% of revenue to publishers, the same arrangement accorded developers of the App Store. These arrangements would also extend to print publishers who currently receive less in digital work royalties from companies like Amazon.com.

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