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Some highlights:

  • The tablet is 0.5 inches thick and weighs 1.5 pounds.
  • It has a 9.7 inch display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. It also has capacitive multi-touch that’s similar to the iPhone.
  • The iPad will have 16 GB to 64 GB flash storage.
  • It includes speaker, microphone, and accelerometer so you can use the device in both landscape and portrait mode. There’s also a compass.

 

So far, Gizmodo has the most thorough hands-on look at the iPad.

What do they think?

Apple didn’t really sell this point, but it’s the single biggest benefit of the iPad: speed. It feels at least a generation faster than the iPhone 3GS. Lags and waits are gone, and the OS and apps respond just as quickly as you’d hope. Rotating between portrait and landscape modes, especially, is where this new horsepower manifests in the OS.

 

Gizmodo also names the iPad’s ‘fatal flaw:’ its internet browser doesn’t support Flash.

Many on Twitter greeted the iPad with a ‘yawn,’ comparing the new Tablet device to an oversized iPhone.

If you’re wondering whether to give up your iPhone for an iPad, check out Engadget’s handy tablet that compares the cost of 3G on an iPad vs. iPhone.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPad.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the new iPad.

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