iPad is powered with SDK (Software Development Kit) version 3.2 beta. To protect it from malicious attacks and let the iPad code remain in black box it runs software downloaded from Apple’s online application site. iPad would run on 1Ghz Apple A4 CPU.
The Wi-Fi model’s expected release is in March, 2010 while the 3G model would hit the markets a month after.
iPad can run almost all applications of iPhone. However, developers can also work towards creating custom applications. iPad is packaged with custom applications including Mail, Photos, Safari browser, Videos, iPod, YouTube, Maps, App Store, Calendar, Spotlight and Notes.
iPad is also packaged with unique application, iBooks. It displays eBooks in a unique format downloaded from iBookstore. iPad’s OS provides easy integration with iTunes.
In order to use iPad as a cellular device, users need to pair it up with Bluetooth headset and make VoIP based phone calls through 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
With robust software set coupled with best in class hardware and networking connectivity capabilities, iPad would be a huge hit amongst business professionals and technocrats.