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April 6, 2010

HP Slate vs iPad

Exclusive by Engadget:

HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery?
Well, well — what’s this? We just got our hands on what looks like an internal HP Slate presentation given to cool down some of the iPad hype amongst HP employees, and it just happens to have specs and pricing details on the elusive Windows 7 tablet.

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March 30, 2010

PA University to give all students iPads


It hasn’t even launched yet and already Apple’s iPad is catching the eye of colleges.

Pennsylvania-based Seton Hill University, which has an enrollment of about 2,100, announced on Tuesday that starting fall semester, all full-time students will receive an iPad tablet device in an effort to boost learning ability and technical know-how. (more…)

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March 26, 2010

iPad iBooks Features 30,000 Free eBooks

Report from AppAdvice: over 30,000 classic book titles will be available for free in Apple’s iBookstore when the iPad arrives. Also look for iBookstore pricing chart:

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iBooks’ very sweet price points (out of the 32 eBooks featured in the New York Times’ Bestsellers section, 27, including the entire top 10 are priced at $9.99) are not the only surprise Apple kept for the iPad launch. Indeed, while we already knew the iPad can read and import eBooks in the ePub format, it probably won’t be as necessary as we thought; as the iBookstore already features the Gutenberg Project catalog for free. (more…)

March 19, 2010

Apple bans protective screen film from Apple Store

iLounge investigation and different theories why the company would have done this
(official explanation from Apple has not yet been released):

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Protective screen film in use
Photo: Deepapple

Apple has banned protective screen film from its retail and online stores, iLounge has confirmed with several separate companies, a policy that will affect both cases and individual film packages beginning in May. In communications with vendors that have been ongoing for «some time now,» according to one company, Apple has said that it will remove both film-only solutions from its stores, as well as any case or other accessory that includes film protection as part of its package, such as cases that include film screen protectors. (more…)

March 5, 2010

iPad Available in the US on April 3

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Apple today announced that iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.
Starting March 12, consumers can preorder both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi version to pick up on April 3 at any Apple retail store.
The iPad’s Wi-Fi only version will sell in the U.S. for $499 for 16GB of memory, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G edition will cost $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.

«iPad is something completely new,» Steve Jobs said in a statement. «We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.»

Related post: iPad, The definitive guide

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February 24, 2010

Apple iPad: The definitive guide

Detailed iPad test drive report from Engadget here

By now you’ve probably read more on Apple’s iPad then you ever dreamed possible. In the last few days we’ve covered a lot of angles on the tablet and compiled a lot of data. Still, we felt that we hadn’t given you clear hands-on impressions and collected the myriad details about the device in one, easy-to-reach place. So we’ve decided to bundle all of that info into a single feature, joining our first-hand encounters with the iPad together with all of the data and details you should be aware of — including specs, plans, release schedules, pics, and video. So read on for everything we know (so far) about Cupertino’s first tablet!

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