After much fanfare and speculation, Apple introduced its new iPad tablet today.
“It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Associated Press reported.
Jobs said the iPad will be better for reading books, playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone.
No price information was immediately announced, but it was later disclosed that the basic models will cost $499, $599 and $699, depending on the storage size. The models with pay-as-you-go data plans from AT&T will cost $629, $729 and $829, depending on the memory.
The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen. It is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage, AP said. The device comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology.
Do you think the iPad fits your needs? As more information becomes available, do you think you will buy it?
Or do you think you’ll stick with what you already have?
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