iPad rivals: Tablets, real and rumored
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.