Techland’s Peter Ha, now back from the Apple event in San Francisco, gives us his thoughts on the iPad now that the news has had some time to sink in (and explains what AT&T is doing to prepare for the tablet’s shipping in a few months).
This is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had this to say about the Apple iPad, “It was a bigger iPod Touch” and that it delivered “no surprises.” Umm. Correct me if I’m wrong, Iwata-san, but isn’t that exactly what the DSi XL is? I initially pooh-poohed the iPad, but it …
As Peter and Lev were both out this week, Steve and I took over The Techland Show. (Muhahaha.)
Given free reign of the couch meant that the game of the week was also under our control. So what else could two non-gamers do when forced to pick up a controller, but seek out the nearest bit of comfy nostalgia? Plus let’s face it, Super …
Very few people have access to Steve Jobs the way someone like, say, Walt Mossberg does. At the iPad event on Wednesday, the Goatberg had a nice little chat with Steve Jobs about the Kindle, battery life and whether or not he would be writing his review on the iPad, which Jobs wholeheartedly encouraged.
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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
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Two game developers shared the stage with Steve Jobs during today’s iPad announcement. Afterward, Techland chatted with both to get their views on the new device. Here’s a mash-up of the two interviews:
Do you have a specific number of iPad games you’re aiming to have available the day it goes on sale?
Travis Boatman (VP …
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010
Today in Techland: Behold, the Apple tablet is upon us. That’s right. The iPad has landed. Peter brought us all of the details from his seat in Steve Jobs’ audience earlier today including a live-blog of the unveil, a specs sheet, photo gallery and hands-on first look. Check everything out for major water …
Techland’s Peter Ha talks about Apple’s newly unveiled iPad and what he thinks of it after getting a quick hands on in San Francisco.
All that and more in today’s edition of the daily Nerdcast with Peter Ha and Time.com’s Caitlin Thompson. Click on the player above to listen.
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The iPad is the Apple tablet we’ve long been waiting to see. For all of the details, check out our specs sheet, see how it handles with Peter’s hands-on gallery, or check out his live-blog of the big unveil.
Apple’s iPad Demo:
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Yes, the iPad is a ginormous iPod Touch with a tweaked UI, but it’s still pretty cool. It’s surprisingly lightweight and the screen is just as responsive as the one on the iPhone and iPod Touch. What’s more impressive than the large 9.7-inch touch-screen is the speed with which Web pages get rendered and how well it’s able to scale …
The iPad is here. This is what we know so far. We’ll update as we learn more.
- Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
- Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
- Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model
- 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
9.7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display