The long awaited Apple’s new touchscreen tablet was finally unveiled by Steve Jobs on 27th Jan 2010 at a jam-packed theater in San Francisco and it is named iPad and not iSlate as was being speculated. Apple has this unique distinction of revolutionizing the industry into which they step into. iPod arrived in 2001 and it replaced the Walkman. iPhone showed up six years later to give a new dimension to touch screen mobile phones. With iPad, Apple does not intend to replace anything but instead complement the devices that already exist in the market which seems a risky strategy but Hey this is Apple who like to do things differently.
If you thought Google was only into Software then you are absolutely wrong. You might have been right before 5th Jan 2010. However with the launch of its Smartphone – Nexus One a device with speech recognition, Google has finally announced its entry into the Hardware market.
Google and Hardware
Google’s decision to come out with a Smartphone is not surprising but I guess they have taken a bit long considering that they jumped into the mobile market with the announcement of developing a free Smartphone operating system(Android) 2 years back. Some of the readers might be interested to know why a search and Web Giant like Google would enter the Hardware market.
Its been close to 9 months since iPhone 2.0 release.On March 17 2009, Apple gave a group of journalists, analysts, and developers a preview of iPhone OS 3.0 Software and if Apple is to be believed the new OS will have more than 100 new features including copy and paste, peer-to-peer networking, push notification, and a whole lot more.(that’s quite an upgrade from 2.0)