All about iPad

On January 30, 2010, in Tech off, by Aritra Sen

On January 27th Apple launched it’s much awaited tablet iPad.It came after one year long speculations.It will be available in market from March(Still I don’t have any idea when iPad would be available in India).Well that night when I was tweeting my timeline was only(almost) with Apple events live tweets and out of the top 10 trending topics there were seven related to iPad and ongoing Apple event.Later I came to know that there were 177,000 tweets in the first hour during the event.

Well Steve Jobs describes it as “Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”.They says that its 9.7″ touch screen tablet which is here to fill up the gap between Macbook and iPhone.

Let me first discuss about the price.There are 6 models like:

16GB:- $499(wifi) and $629(wifi+3G)

32GB:-$599(wifi) and $729(wifi+3G)

64GB:-$699(wifi) and $829(wifi+3G)

Here are features that you will get in iPad:

  • 9.7″ LCD touch screen.
  • 10 hours battery life(If you are playing video) and 1 month standby time.
  • Bluetooth.
  • In built web browser
  • Email client.
  • You tube client.
  • The screen has IPS(in plan switching) which helps to give better visual effects when you are not looking at it as a flat screen.
  • Model comes with 3G and Wifi facilities.
  • Photo viewer with geotagging and slide show features.
  • Inbuilt music player which is more likely to iTunes and also iTunes store.
  • Maps,Calender, Address book.
  • Movie plays with an aspect ration of 4:3.
  • Supports all iPhone applications and also you can synchronize iPhone and iPod with this iPad.
  • A paint application.
  • iBooks: Apples own ebook application.
  • iWork: Too build presentation and spreadsheets etc.
  • iPad can also be synchronized with projector and desktop.

Here are few features which are missing in iPad:

  • You can not do multitasking.
  • iPad does not have any USB port or SD slots.
  • No drag and drop of files.
  • No flash support.
  • No camera which is the most disappointing thing for me because it discards video chat/conferencing and you can’t take pictures and upload it to facebook/flickr.
  • Wifi version doesn’t have GPS and 3G is not with full GPS.

Though they says its to fill up the gap between Macbook and iPhone but I don’t see its use if you have both a laptop and a smart phone.


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7 Responses to “All about iPad”

  1. sajib says:

    Thanks for the info mate. Didn’t knew so much about it !

  2. Sourav Ghosh says:

    Thanks Aritra for keeping us tech-up-to-date. I am really confused about apple products yaar. One product I am totally confident about is iPod, which has unmatched music performance. But how can products like iPhone or iPad gets so much hype inspite of having so much limitations? Is it just because of APPLE brand?

    • Aritra Sen says:

      Yes Sourav this iPad and previously iPhone was disappointing for me.Some of the features which we Indian wants badly was missing in iPhone.Some says that Appale is not a hype but Microsoft is.But one have to admire Appale just for only two products Macbook and iPod.

  3. Frith says:

    Mac’s groovy computer will eventually grow after this initial push launch during it’s unveiling. The lack of keyboard and Apple’s potential to fix defections will definitly to make the iPad a success story in the futuire.

  4. tamoghno says:

    i dont get it what purpose this device serve . if i’m to carry a device with size of a netbook , i’d expect it be as powerful as a decent netbook . there are many < 1 inch netbooks in this market , with better / faster processor and similar battery life. for example , Nokia Netbook 3g Offers beter screen resolution , webcam , *GPS* , x64/86 processor / HD video Capability and 16 cell / 12hrs battery much more memory . all in less than an inch package and cheaper .

  5. Suzie Lagge says:

    The iPod touch is a great iPod, an awesome pocket computer, and a neat portable game player. Listen to a mix of songs automatically put together by the new Genius Mixes feature. Watch a movie. Surf the web. Download countless apps…. what more do you want? Check out for the cheapest offers – now with iPhone OS 3.1 Software installed, newest model – definitely worth to compare prices here!

  6. Loria Mock says:

    Great breakthrough from Apple with the iPad. Enough with our fingers so we can do anything. Unfortunately not support flash.

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