Good news for gadget geeks… Steve Jobs another latest creation Apple iPad, a tablet computer that sits between a laptop and iPod Touch hit the US markets today. The 16GB version Apple iPad is available with price tag of $ 499. Nearly 23,000 INR, with the current dollar exchange rate.
The new Apple iPad was hot favorite for technology critics and many are waiting for its final market talk. Critics predict it is going to be a revolutionary technology and trend-setting design.
Quite in tune with the expectations, the iPad has a form and function that sets it apart from any known devices. More versatile than similar looking e-book readers like Amazon Kindle, the iPad lets users browse internet, watch HD videos, play music as well as read books and papers.
Its form is by now familiar – the iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and comes with a multi-touch user interface on a back-lit LED display. It weighs just 1.5 pounds (around 700-750 gram) and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, according to the company information.
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs says iPad connects users with their apps and content in a far more intimate and fun way than ever before. And that he couldn’t wait for users to get their hands on it this weekend.
Early reviews suggest that the iPad is best for consumption of media products, like music, video, even text. But it may face tough competition when it comes to producing anything. The same message may be read in the way media companies are leading the apps market for iPad (and actually charging quite heavily for advertising on their iPad apps).
But its still early days and the iPad may yet lead to something new and big.
Source: Inputs from Andhra Business.com