The picture is taken from tvnz.co.nz website.
Last night I watched this news on TVNZ about the iPad frenzy in New York and Seattle. People who were so excited in buying the latest technology device, lined up in front of Apple stores even before the stores were opened for business.
Do you know what is iPad? Frankly speaking, I was not really aware about this latest hype as I don't really follow or buy the latest devices unless I really need them. Well, of course money is the biggest issue for me. The latest gadget or device would be so costly and I would think 100x times as there are other important things that I need.
Here's a bit of information about iPad from Wikipedia:
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is positioned in a category between a smartphone and a laptop computer.
Similar in functionality to the smaller, less powerful iPhone or iPod touch, it runs a modified version of the same operating system (iPhone OS), with a user interface redesigned to take advantage of the larger screen. The iPad has a 9.7-inch (25 cm) LED backlit multi-touch display, 16 to 64 gigabytes (GB) of flash memory, Bluetooth, and a 30-pin dock connector to sync with iTunes and connect wired accessories. Two models have been announced: one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and one with 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (which can connect to HSDPA cellular networks), and Assisted GPS.
Both models may be purchased with three different storage capacities.
As Apple's first device to use its iBookstore service and companion iBooks ebook reading application, the iPad has been compared with Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.
So, does it sounds interesting? Will you become interested to purchase one for yourself? Or buy it as a cool birthday present for your loved one?
Before you get so excited and want to join the others who had purchased it, you have the right to know about that an iPad doesn't have a built-in camera, USB drive and CD slot. Thus it makes it offer a limited software which might not be so desirable by certain people.
If you are wondering how much does this cost? Let's see what I've found from nzherald.co.nz website:
For now, Apple is selling versions of the iPad that can only connect to the internet using Wi-Fi. Those models start at US$499. (NZ$706.) Versions that also have a cellular data connection will be available by the end of the month. They will cost US$130 more, with the most expensive at US$829.
All right. Now what say you? Are you excited and can't wait to get this new device for yourself or you are like me who would rather wait until the device is proven useful first. But the downside of that by the time I want to buy one, there'll be another cool device which might be 100x better and hype. huhu. One thing you have to remember is, technology like this is evolving and easily become obsolete.