Or perhaps it is better called a “mobile device”.  At any rate, I’m catching all this within seconds by watching the engadget live blog feed.

Here are my latest two tweets about this:

Confirmation – APPLE unveils the “iPad”! (from engadget live blog) http://bit.ly/9Ihm6f Hmm, looks kind of boxish, lol #fb

Is watching the engadet live blog on the Apple Jan 27th unveiling event – Steve Jobs mentions “tablet”! Here we go! http://bit.ly/9Ihm6f #fb

A couple important things I just noted:

  1. No flash support for the Safari browser on the iPad.  Ouch, that hurts.
  2. YouTube HD capability.  Very good!
  3. Very iPhone/iTouch like QWERTY keyboard (nothing revolutionary here…)

Initial thoughts?

Meh.  I don’t think it’s going to be as revolutionary as many thought it would be.  Like DailyFinance pointed out in their excellent article, Apple Tablet Release: 10 Reasons NOT To Buy An Apple Tablet, I do think that a revised version of the iPad will come out relatively soon and I think they can improve quite a bit on this initial design.

UPDATE: Display is a 9.7 inch IPS LCD display.  Nice.  Not as cool as OLED technology, though.

The End.  Carry on with the rest of your Wednesday 🙂

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