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Apple's New Tablet: The iPad, Yes, iPad

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Finally, we can all sleep at night having seen Apple's new tablet, the iPad. That's right, iPad (after taking a hint from the old Mad TV sketch). The first-gen tablet is 0.5 inches thin, 1.5 lbs, and has a 9.7" multi-touch screen. It will be powered by Apple's own 1GHz A4 chip and available in 16, 32 and 64GB configurations. The battery will run video for 10 HOURS STRAIGHT ON A CHARGE and standby for nearly a month. It won't make calls and doesn't have a camera or multitasking capabilities. Pricing is as follows: WiFi only model: 16GB $499, 32GB $599, 64GB $699. WiFi AND 3G model: 16GB $629, 32GB $729, 64GB $829. 3G is AT&T exclusive but no contract required, prepay $15/month for up to 256MB data, $30 unlimited. Basically it's a giant iPod touch. WiFi models begin shipping in 60 days and the 3G's in 90 days. Apple should send me a free one so I can play with it. This concludes my boring journalistic duties for the day. Please stay tuned for more nonsensical rambling.

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