If you’ve been living in a cave for the past few days, you wouldn’t have heard about Apple’s new gadget the iPad. Â The iPad is an Apple tablet that’s aÂ basicallyÂ an enlarged iTouch with a not-so-appealing name. Â It’s packing a 9.7″ Touchscreen, weighs in at 1.5lbs and it’s powered by their new 1ghz A4 processing chip. Â It has all the functionality of an iphone, of course without the phone part. Â Apple is also throwing in a new book store, which is bringing in features seen on the Kindle and Nook into play. Â Many have been speculating that it might even hurt Kindle’s sales.
Should Android be worried? Â Not really. Â The iPad lacks multi-tasking which is a key feature in most devices. Â The ability to multi-task is something that we’ve now seen on Android as well as Palm’s Web OS. Â You think Apple would get the hint? Â It also lacks a camera, but I wouldn’t want to take a picture with a 10″ 1.5lb tablet either.
There is the possibility of an Android Tablet, titled “The Sholes” coming out. Â No confirmation on that yet. Â In the near future, I see Android being powered on newer netbooks later in 2010. Â With the iPad going at the minimum of $499 with a $30 charge for At&t 3G service, you might as well get a netbook. Â Just make sure you don’t get At&t’s network. Â The iPad is all together a traveling device. Â Who would want to travel with that beast? Â At&t disappointed many loyal Apple fanboy’s at Macworld, which is good news for Android.
Don’t worry, Android lovers, the time will come when Android releases a tablet, or netbook with bigger and better features than the iMaxiPad. Â Including multi-tasking.