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Questions on iPad you want answered

There are many questions in people’s minds.. so here are some answers:

1. When will it be available?

It starts to ship End of March.

2. What will be the price?

  1. $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model
  2. $599 for a 32GB iPad
  3. $699 for a 64GB model.

You can add $130 to any model to get 3G wireless support.

Just as a matter of comparison, Kindle DX – which is non color and also not touch screen, is available for $489, while a nook in Barnes & Noble is available for $289.

3. Will you be locked with the service?

There is no locking with any provider if you don’t want to use it.

$15 a month for 250MB of data, or $30 a month for unlimited data. But the greatest thing – the service is pre-paid, no-contract rates, and service can be activated at any time right from the iPad itself.

The 3G service, however, will be through AT&T from Apple. But that is a moot point, since it is shipped unlocked. Which means you can use the SIM (micro-SIM card) from any service provider and use it or ever take it overseas and use it with a provider in another country with a GSM service.

There will be free WiFi at all hotspots from AT&T.

4. Will it enable me to do Office work?

Yes. A new version of iWork has been created for iPad. Now iWork for the Mac comes for $79; the iWork apps can, however, be available for $10 each. iWork consists of Keynote (presentation slides), Numbers (spreadsheets), and Pages (word processing).

The iWork will have compatibility with iPad – where the slides (KeyNote), graphics/images and text (Pages), and Columns (Numbers) can be worked by the trademark tapping fingers and dragging stuff. In fact it comes along with a library of spreadsheets and templates.

IWork for iPad can also import documents from iWork ’09 and Microsoft Office, while it can send out the documents in iWork’09 and PDF formats.

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2 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    this device will be truely miraculous if someway it will be videochat capable. any chance of that happening

  2. Anonymous says

    this device will be truely miraculous if someway it will be videochat capable. any chance of that happening

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