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iPad rivals: Tablets, real and rumored

By Brad Reed, Network World
May 22, 2010 06:00 AM ET

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Apple iPad

Apple's iPad

We might as well start off with the iPad [ See full review | slide show of launch ] since it's the most popular tablet and it's the standard to which other tablets will be held. The iPad's specs are indeed impressive, as it includes a 1GHz Apple A4 processor, a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and connectivity with both Wi-Fi and GSM-based 3G networks. Combine this with the wide variety of applications available in the iTunes App Store, and you've got a tablet that presents a strong standard for the competition.

Operating system: iPhone OS

Price: $500 for 16GB Wi-Fi model; $629 for 16GB Wi-Fi/3G model.

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