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(via Gizmodo)

One of the most anticipated announcements in 2010 comes from Apple, who have announced the iPad today.

My initial reaction seems to think that this is a really cool and innovative product. (Basically a pimped out iPhone). Although I am not a big Apple user I would have no problem using any of their products. I currently only use the iPod but used a mac during my tenure at Takkle. I love the UI for Apple products yet can't seem to get over the hurdle of their price points. I plan to migrate to the iPhone whenever it goes to the Verizon network, and I'm currently in the market for a new computer but not sure if I want to migrate to Mac.

Check out what some of the top tech blogs had to say about the iPad, as I am basing a lot of my opinion off of what they have to say, especially since most of them get to see it in action first hand. (Gizmodo, Engadget, Mashable, Techcrunch)

In essence this is a beefed up netbook/iPhone. I don't see people walking all over the place with their iPad's but it certainly is a great way to stay connected and get stuff done when not working on your regular computer. It does however spell the end for all of the new book readers, in my opinion. Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Sony and whoever else is deciding to make these new readers have a bumpy road ahead of them. Overall, the reading experience looks much more like you're actually reading a book and all of the apps available at your finger tips along with an unlimited data plan via AT&T make it quite the hot item.

(via Gizmodo)

I'll personally wait for the second or third version to come out. I currently have a netbook and I'm not completely sold on it. It's great for light computing/ internet use when you're traveling, but I would not recommend it for heavy use. Here's another pat on the back to Apple for always pushing the envelope and making cooler and cooler products each year.