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iPad 2 in India

Apple on Wednesday announced availability of its next-generation tablet in India. According to the company, Indian consumers will be able to buy iPad2 from April 29. The cheapest model with 16GB storage and without 3G has been priced at Rs 29,500. The top model with 64GB storage and 3G will be available for Rs 46,900.

iPad 2 Features:
1. Camera
Currently, Apple iPad controls more than 70 percent of the total tablet market. Earlier it was about 80 percent, but the emerge of Google Android tablets affected its sale. The main reason for this was the Camera feature. Most of the new tablets boast camera and many of them have dual camera that support video calling. So, surely we can expect dual cameras on Apple iPad 2.

2. USB port
Another major change on iPad 2 will be the availability of a USB port. Currently, iPad has a 30-pin dock connector for externel connectivity. New iPad 2 will boast mini USB port that helps users to upload movies and files more easily and fastly.

3. Retina Display
Apple introduced the high-resolution Retina Display on iPhone 4 that made it an unique smartphone. It is expected that iPad 2 will also get the high resolution Retina Display.

4. 7-inch Display
Apple is in confusion about the size of screen. Most of the rumors suggest that iPad 2 will have a 7-inch screen, that will make iPad to compete with Samsung Galxy Tab which offers the same size. Some others advocate that iPad 2 will have 10-inch screen to compete with Motorola Xoom which offers 10.1-inch screen.

5. Performance
Apple iPad 2 may get dual core graphics that means SGX543 graphics or A5, which makes this new tablet as the most powerful one in the market.

6. Flash support
Some rumors suggest that Apple may co-operate with Adobe to offer Flash support in iPad 2. Most of the tablets running on Andoid OS have Flash support, which is an essential component for web surfing.

Apple tends to roll out iPad and iPhone across the world gradually. On Wednesday the company said apart from India, iPad 2 will be available in 11 countries. According to sources, iPhone 4 is expected to be launched in India by service providers like Airtel and Aircel by the end of this month.

The company took flak earlier this year when it launched original iPad in India nearly nine months after the US launch. The iPad 2 launch shows Apple has learnt its lesson. It now considers India a strategically important market. "With so many other vendors launching their devices, Apple doesn't want to miss out on new users looking to buy their first tablet in India," said Vishal Tripathi, an analyst with Gartner Research. The pricing is very competitive.
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