Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Babar Bhatti0
Apple iPad Raises The Bar for Mobile Connected Devices
Apple announced iPad, a new device with features similar to iPod touch and iPhone but with a modified interface. and enhanced capabilities. The iPad is for surfing web, reading, watching pictures and videos, email and for accessing apps such as maps, contacts and a calendar.
Apple also announced a new e-book store and a version of iWork for the iPad. With so many features packed in one beautiful device, iPad competes with — and could potentially replace– devices such as netbooks and electronic book readers such as Kindle. Watching the video on Apple website, it is clear that Apple iPad is more than a large size iPhone – its a stylish mobile Internet and entertainment device from Apple which will drive up mobile broadband usage and result in a larger wallet share for Apple.
Models vary by memory and connectivity options (WiFi is cheaper than 3G). Pricing ranges from $500 to $829. International pricing has not been announced yet. With iPad, Apple can clearly capture many market segments and just like the iPhone store, it is hoping for developers to come up with innovative apps to keep user interest high.