Saturday, January 29, 2011

Apple and BSNL to Launch 3G-Enabled iPads in India

Apple has announced to release the much awaited iPad in India in partnership with BSNL. The Apple iPad will be available in Wi-Fi or 3G+Wi-Fi versions and each one have three variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Wi-Fi version priced between Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 33,000 and the 3G with Wi-Fi version priced between Rs. 33,000 and Rs. 44,000.

All iPad models come with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. If you want to extend your network coverage further, choose iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G and sign up for access to 3G data service. Pad with Wi-Fi + 3G offers superfast data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps over 3G cellular networks around the world. It’s perfect when you’re out and about with no access to a Wi-Fi network, because you can still get a fast connection for surfing the web, sending and receiving email, or getting directions.

Specification and Features of Apple iPad:
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
  • Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Wi-Fi model:
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
  • Wi-Fi + 3G model:
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Battery and Power:
  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
You can check your data usage in Settings on your iPad anytime. iPad will even let you know when you’re about to reach your data limit. You’ll get three alerts — at 20 percent, 10 percent, and zero. With each alert, you can choose to add more data or wait and do it later. Tap Now and iPad opens the Cellular Data Plan window so you can update your data plan. Read full spec here.

BSNL has planned to provide special data plans to iPad 3G users as part of this exclusive deal with Apple. Though in international market this iPad is almost outdated and the second generation i.e. iPad 2 will be release in just three months. The iPad will be launched in India on January 28. The iPad will be available in India only through Apple's premium retailers.

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