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10:40 AM ET, January 28, 2010

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPad Big Picture  —  There was a meta-message in today's Apple event, not about the iPad in particular, but rather about Apple as a whole.  Jobs's brief preamble included a bit of extra emphasis on the fact that the Apple now generates over $50 billion per year in revenue.
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Walter S. Mossberg / Mossblog:
First Impressions of the new Apple iPad  —  It's about the software, stupid.  While all sorts of commentators were focusing on how much Apple's new $499 iPad tablet computer looks like an oversized iPhone, the key to whether it can be the first multi-function tablet to win wide public acceptance probably lies …
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Apple iPad: First Impressions  —  Today Apple finally unveiled its tablet computer, the iPad.  Thus concludes Phase 1 of the standard Apple new-category roll-out: months of feverish speculation and hype online, despite any official indication by Apple that the product even exists.
Discussion: CrunchGear and O'Reilly Radar
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Apple iPad First Hands On  —  It's substantial but surprisingly light.  Easy to grip.  Beautiful.  Rigid.  Starkly designed.  The glass is a little rubbery but it could be my sweaty hands.  And it's fasssstttt.  —  Apple didn't really sell this point, but it's the single biggest benefit of the iPad: speed.
Ted Schadler / The Forrester Blog …:
Apple's iPad Will Come Into The Enterprise Through The Consumer Door.
Discussion: Computerworld and ReadWriteWeb
Telegraph:   Is gaming the Apple iPad's ‘killer app’?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
The Apple iPad: starts at $499  —  After nearly a decade of rumors and speculation, Apple's finally unveiled the iPad.  Apple says there's room for a third device between the smartphone and the laptop, and that it has to be better at tasks like browsing, email, photos, e-books …
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPad SDK 3.2 Details: External Display, File Sharing System, No Multitasking  —  Apple has unleashed iPhone OS 3.2 SDK to developers today to prepare for the launch of the Apple iPad.  The new iPhone OS 3.2 only runs on the iPad device and will not run on the iPhone or iPod Touch.
Ray Wenderlich:
A First Look at the iPad SDK and the iPad Sample Code
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
8 Things That Suck About the iPad  —  A lot of people at Gizmodo are psyched about the iPad.  Not me!  My god, am I underwhelmed by it.  It has some absolutely backbreaking failures that will make buying one the last thing I would want to do.  Updated  —  Big, Ugly Bezel
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Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear:
The iPad may not have a camera, but it sure thinks it does
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia and Electricpig
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Could No Camera Be an iPad Killer?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
McGraw-Hill axed from iPad launch after CEO leaks on TV  —  This is one of Steve Jobs' slides from this morning's iPad launch presentation.  Can you tell what's wrong with it?  —  The awkward array of five logos used to be a tidy lineup of six.  The day before the show, Apple removed McGraw-Hill …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Three Reasons Why the iPad WON'T Kill Amazon's Kindle  —  It may be suddenly fashionable to say so, but the new Apple iPad tablet won't kill Amazon.com's Kindle.  Here are three reasons.  My colleague, Nick Bilton, has weighed in on this topic from the opposite side.  Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Three Reasons Why the iPad WILL Kill Amazon's Kindle  —  My colleague Brad Stone just blogged about why he thinks Apple's iPad won't kill the Kindle from Amazon.com.  —  I disagree.  Yes, the iPad comes with its limitations.  There's no camera, no SD card slot, no Adobe Flash technology.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon: You can read Kindle books on the iPad too
PR Newswire:
Apple Lifts 3G VoIP Restrictions, iCall with 3G Support Available Immediately  —  iCall VoIP services for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch are now available for use over 3G networks such as AT&T wireless.  —  Apple Computer, Inc. has updated the iPhone developer SDK to allow VoIP …
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Motorola Building a Google Only Phone  —  SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (TheStreet) — Motorola (MOT Quote) says it is working with Google (GOOG Quote) to make a mobile phone to be sold directly to consumers.  —  On a conference call with analysts Thursday co-CEO Sanjay Jha outlined the company's plans …
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
MSI plans to launch an US$500 tablet PC in 2H10  —  Micro-Star International (MSI) is set to launch a Nvidia Tegra-based tablet PC in the second half of 2010 priced US$500, according to company sales director Sambora Chen.  —  Chen pointed out that MSI's tablet PC will feature …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Shipped 127 Million Units In Q4 2009, Profits Soared 65%  —  Nokia, still the world's top mobile phone maker, reported a stronger-than-expected 65% rise in fourth-quarter net profit this morning.  The Espoo, Finland-based company reported net profit of €948 million for the quarter …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T earnings: E-readers, iPhone, netbooks propel wireless subscriber gains  —  AT&T added 2.7 million net wireless subscribers in the fourth quarter, its second-best gain in its history courtesy of e-readers such as Sony's eReader and Barnes & Noble's nook, netbooks and the iPhone.
Electronista:
Microsoft roadmap has Windows 8 shipping in 2011  —  A new discovery of a recently-departed Microsoft employee's blog has revealed a rough version of Microsoft's roadmap for key software, including Windows 8 (PDF).  If a reflection of Microsoft's tentative plans, it would have Windows 8 released …
Michael Chou / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
Building iPad Applications with Flash  —  Today Apple announced the Apple iPad and like many of you, we at Adobe are looking forward to getting our hands on one of these devices.  This is an exciting time to be a software designer with an explosion of new devices and we look forward …
 
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