Monday, June 14, 2010

iPad.. iPed?

The “iPad” finally goes on sale in Japan. The TV news has been covering its launch as well as another product on sale in nearby China: the iPed. As usual and as expected,  the iPed comes packaged in a box that looks like the iPod.

While it is slightly heavier than the iPad, the device is powered by an Intel chip and runs on Google's open source operating system Android. But like the iPad, it is a multi-media device. The price is approximately US$105 while the Apple iPad is priced  $536. The Japanese television reporters note that in China popular electronics are copied quickly. And China is getting better and better at it.