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Apple® iPad® 2

On March 2, 2011, Steve Jobs, who is the CEO of Apple, launched the new version of the iPad tablet computer. iPad 2 is faster than the original, lighter in weight, has two cameras on the front and back, and is priced between 499 and 829 dollars depending on the model.

The iPad 2 has a brand new design with several improvements. When the users will take it in hand, the feeling will be completely different as the device is thinner than the iPhone 4, and its weight has reduced from about 680 to 590 grams. iPad 2 will be equipped with the operating system iOS 4.3 which will also be available for other mobile devices from Apple. Personal Hotspot function is one of the major innovations offered by iOS 4.3. The tablet is equipped with a front camera and another at the rear, and can shoot in high definition (HD). FaceTime video conversations will be possible. However the battery life remains at 10 hours. Commenting on the success of the iPad launched in April 2010 in the United States and the rest of the world, Mr. Jobs remembered that people made fun of them when they used the word “magic” but it proved magical, and people were not sure that its price is competitive. In fact the competitors had trouble matching price and performance similar to those of the iPad.

Apple announced on this occasion that the largest publisher in the U.S., Random House, rendered its catalog of 17,000 digital books available on its online bookstore, iBookstore.

Rumors about 7-Inch Apple® iPad® 2 with NFC

Apple has always been known to create market hype before the launch of any new product. Early February of 2011, there were rumors floating in the market of Apple’s proposed 7 inch tablet offering with Near Field Communication (NFC) and even an exclusive Carbon Fiber Shell.

Laying all rumors to rest, on March 2, Apple launched the 9.7 inch iPad 2, in black and white models, in metal and glass shell, and a mercury free LED backlit display. As regards the Near Field Communication aspect, there is no news whatsoever. The launch does not point towards the availability of this feature. NFC is a feature wherein, principally, an accessory could announce its presence and potential functions, to an iPad without the need of a Bluetooth connection. A radio chip in the device, added, would bring in NFC, and make it advantageous for communication, in close proximity.

All iPad models are expected to come with built in Wi-Fi. The 3G data service, using cellular signals for Internet connectivity is also expected in some of the iPad versions. The iPad 2 as announced, expected to be on the stands, sometime in March / April in the US and a few other locations, is expected to support a wide variety of language support, keyboard support and dictionary support. The iPad 2 will also support a variety of mail attachment viewing features including, .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel).

The one major feature that the earlier version of iPad found missing, was the availability of cameras. The iPad 2 comes with a back camera: video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom, front camera: VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; and VGA-quality still camera,

Apple® iPad® 2

After the huge success of iPad, a gadget that was a turning point in the field of technology, Apple recently made its second generation iPad official. In a recent poll conducted by a website on the future of iPad 2, about 46% of the correspondents felt that Apple would continue to dominate the market with this instalment, while about 33% felt that it would increase competition. Around 9% felt that it changed nothing, while about 8% said that a better and cheaper tablet could win it all at a later stage.

Featuring a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip and cameras on both sides of the device, iPad 2 also has a CPU twice as fast as the original. Its graphics performance is said to be nine times quicker, whereas power needs have been kept the same as the iPad. Battery life, along with the pricing, has been unchanged. The price starts from $499 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2 and goes up to $829 for a Wi-Fi version with 3G SKU and 64 GB of storage. The new tablet would come with HDMI output that would set you back $39 for the necessary dongle, which is recognized as an Apple Digital AV adapter. As expected, what you would get is an enlarged speaker grille on its back, and the same 1024 x 768 resolution and IPS LCD screen technology like in the original iPad.

720p video recording at 30fps would be on tap from the rear facing camera, which could too present a 5x digital zoom, whereas the front-facing imager would record at a VGA resolution, at 30fps. Compared to its predecessor, at 8.8 mm, the device is almost 33 per cent thinner, and also lighter at around 600 grams. It would be available on both Verizon and AT&T, and you would get the option of choosing between white and black.

Motorola® XOOM to compete against Apple iPad 2

It takes a lot for companies to stay in the market because they have to deliver quality with value of money to customers. It was an eye opening experience when Apple launched its iPad 2 with a price tag of $499. Not only that there were all the latest features like Wi-Fi connectivity with 16GB space of data storage space (internal memory). What’s more, the most important it is thin and fast at the same time. It is a going to be a tough game (battle more precisely) to remain in the game. if competitors want to stay in the battle they will have to reduce the cost of products and makes it a nail biting offer for the customers. It really needs a lot of courage to stay updated and to deliver the most advanced technology for its customers. With each passing day technology takes a new turn and as a result there are more advanced devices at a low cost as compared to the earlier versions or that of the counterpart. It is just like a battle where it is all permissible.

When the iPad 2 was launched, it was a big threat for the companies across the globe. There is news coming from the tech arena that companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola and HP are all planning their new releases keeping all the features of iPad 2 in their mind. Motorola is one of them which are sure to suffer the possible damage because of the low cost of the iPad 2. There are all the great features of a long lasting winner in the battle of supremacy. Motorola XOOM has a big touch screen, 1 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of Flash memory storage. With NVIDIA dual core processor it is possible for you to do multitasking very easily. A screen resolution of 1280×800 provides a crystal clear picture viewing experience. There is a dual camera in it which is High Definition. It can be easily estimated that Motorola XOOM is there to give you a tough competition to Apple iPad 2. As compared to the iPad 2 it is costlier. An iPad 2 comes for $499, whereas Motorola XOOM comes with a price tag of $600 with a contract with Verizon.  Undoubtedly there are more expensive tablets from Apple with 32GB and 64GB as well. For example the 64GB is priced at $829.00 and it is cheaper than XOOM.

The only way to stay in the battle is to cut the price as compared to that of Apple iPad 2 with some additional features because the customers are always good bidders and want more features in less price. This is why the consumer is always in win-win situation in the battle of two players in the market.

AT&T® says unlimited data plans can be ported to iPad® 2

Since the original release of iPad, users can sign up a 3G data plan for unlimited period at the rate of thirty dollars per month without any contract. AT&T has announced that users will be able to port unlimited data plans for use on the new iPad 2.

As per a spokesperson of AT&T, particular details regarding these plans are still not available. It is likely that owners of new iPad 2 sign up in their current account for new iPad 2, otherwise AT&T may extend its option for new post paid data program to the customer with the current wireless accounts.

Currently Verizon is extending unlimited data plans for the iPhone 4, however, only will extend tiered plans in respect of iPad 2. Owners of new iPad 2, who have changed their earlier unlimited plan and require more than 2GB data usage, can change the plan. AT&T has declared that they have been named as 2010 North American Company of the Year in Business Communications, and they have been awarded the 2010 Market Share Leadership of the Year Award for Telecom Services. Frost and Sullivan, the leading analyst firm has been privileged along with AT&T for these coveted recognitions for accomplishment of the company. As per Frost and Sullivan, AT&T remains as the leader in the space of business communications having their top sharing of revenue in each segment of applications and services for network, owing to the major reason for the expanding network footprint and services which it extends.

iOS 4.3 code hints at A5 processor in next iPhone®

iPhone is manufactured and marketed by Apple. It can be termed as a next generation smart phone. Four versions of the iPhone have been successfully launched by Apple and is almost ready with the fifth generation phone. Though the basics of all the iPhones remain the same and are all based on the original iPhone, there have been a lot of modifications hence, some as per the demand and some for the betterment. For instance the iPhone 3 had a high resolution camera and a compass attached to it while the iPhone 4 had dual camera, one at the front and the other at the rear. The fifth and the latest iPhone may have an A5 processor.

The A5 processor is designed by Apple but is manufactured by TSMC. The whole idea of creating the A5 processor was to replace the A4 processor with it. It was released first with Apple iPad 2 which is the most recent iPad. Some of the features of this A5 processor include its 1 GHz dual core ARM based CPU. This CPU is twice as powerful as the earlier version of the CPU. The GPU which is Power VR SGX543MP2 in the A5 is nine times more powerful than the first one. The package apart from this also contains a 512 MB RAM which has a low power DDR2 and which has been clocked at 1066 MHz.

Apple has recently stated about the operating system of its iPhone that the latest version of the iPhone will have a dual core processor. The A4 processor was the operating system for the iPad and then for the iPhone 4 and lastly it was teamed with the iPod touch and the Apple TV. After the A4 operating system when the A5 processor was out Apple decided to club it with the iPad 2 and now with iPhone 5. With the discovery of the code name for A5 processor which is within iOS 4.3’s code, the N94AP code name will signify the iPhone’s past device code name, which is not yet released. This name was also linked with S5L8940, which is also within the A5 iOS code.

It’s not fixed that the latest iPhone that is the iPhone 5 will have a dual core processor but will have a new and fresh processor compared to the last year’s launch.

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