Seriously, what else could I write about today? You know, aside from Haiti, civil rights, President Obama’s State of the Union address… Naaaah…it’s iPad!
Apple officially unveiled their new Apple product today. They’re calling it the iPad, and it’s a tablet – a sort of a cross between an iPod Touch and a laptop. It has a flat screen that looks and acts like the iPod Touch, is super thin, and has a relatively huge (gorgeous) screen and a digital qwerty keyboard.
I was pretty excited to read the liveblogging provided by Gizmodo, and now the entire presentation by Steve Jobs is available to watch online. I want, but I probably won’t get it for the cost. A 32gig iPad with WiFi and 3G capabilities is running me $729.
I heart my iPod Touch, and have been wanting the iPhone for the 3GS service and camera. I’ve been waiting for my current Verizon contract to end so I can sign up with the iPhone’s exclusive carrier, AT&T (which is a bit like trading down from caviar to frog eggs). I was toying with idea of sticking with Verizon (and my enV phone) and just upgrading from my Touch to an iPad.
But alas, the iPad has no camera, I have to pay more for it than a new Microsoft laptop, and I have to pay $30 a month for an unlimited data package (which ain’t so bad). But $30/month data package + current phone plan = $95/month (but I get to keep Verizon). AT&T iPhone plan = $80/month (but I’m stuck with AT&T).
Ah well, a girl can dream.