The Wi-Fi only model will come with the 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 technology, while the model which comes with the 3G connectivity will also feature GSM UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA and CDMA with CDMA EV-DO Rev. 1 for connectivity. The Apple iPad 2 will ship with 2 cameras, one front facing VGA camera and a megapixel rear-camera which can bring you 720p HD video recording. All of th is powered by a battery which according to Apple will have a life of up to 10 hours of surfing the web via Wi-Fi connection.
On the physical connectivity front, both models will ship with 30-pin dock connector ports, built-in speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microphone and the 3G model will also support a micro-SIM card tray. The display is a 9.7 inch LED backlit glossy widescreen, with multi-touch, at a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels which would place it at 132 pixels per inch. This would place the screen at a lower pixel density than what we’ve seen on the Motorola Xoom which has a WXGA 1280 by 800 pixel display, thus reaching 160 pixels per inch. Despite this, the device does move through menus like it’s no one’s business and for this alone I would tell you to give it a quick look, because it sure looks great. Measuring at 9.50 inches in height (that’s 241.2 mm ), 7.31 inches in width ( that’s 185.7 mm ) and with a thickness of only 0.34 inches ( that’s 8.8 mm ) it comes in as being almost as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S2 (which mind you is a smartphone, not a tablet).
Apple’s iPad 2 will be available at Verizon and AT&T and you will be able to get one as soon as the official iPad 2 release date is reached, that’s the 11th of March. Pricing will start at $499.00 for the 16 GB model with Wi-Fi, all the way up to $699.00 for the model with 64 GB of storage. The 3G version will set you back $629.00 for the 16 GB version, $729.00 for the 32 GB model and the 64 GB one will go for $829.00 at both Verizon and AT&T. Until next time, start saving up because it sure looks like it’s worth its money.