Saturday, April 3, 2010
iPad Makes a Landing...
Today's the day... The day iPad pre-orders make a landing at your local Apple store. Not only at your local Apple stores, but delivered right to your door...
"The iPad isn't a phone, and it's not exactly a computer. So what is it? It's a touchscreen device for consuming media in all its forms: video, music, the Web, electronic books and magazines, and video games." Erica Ogg cnet.com
We Readers should be very happy because Apple is focused on making books a big part of the iPad! (BTW, Thanks Apple for that big beautiful color display!) Apple has cut a deal with five major publishers: HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster. The iPad is challenging the Kindle, but hey... there's a new Kindle App so you can read Kindle books on your iPad too!
9.7 inch high resolution LED back-lit display, thin, light and WiFi capable (3G models to follow) the iPad is an exciting addition to the Apple family. Rave reviews from almost everyone who has touched one... Read more about the iPad and iBooks at Apple!
Here's a round-up of some up-to-date news from around the blogosphere about the iPad...
Cnet News... So you're buying an iPad
NYDailyNews.com... Apple iPad to hit stores Saturday
Business Insider... The Future of Media
The Baltimore Sun... Eager buyers expected to line up
MercuryNews.com... Apps for iPad available
Chicago Now... iPad: The latest news, apps and the awesome
Mashable... Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store
So, are you planning on taking the plunge and picking up the iPad? (Yes, as with all things Apple, it's pricey) Would love to hear what you think of it if you are! I've saved my pennies and will be bringing the piggy bank to the Apple story tomorrow... I hope it lives up to all the hype... Somehow I think it will...