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Apple's iPad 2 Officially Revealed [PICS] [VIDEO]

With the nationwide frenzy surrounding Verizon Wireless and their newly acquired iPhone 4, some had subsequently forgotten about the forthcoming iPad 2 from the Apple powerhouse. But on the back-burner, it will no longer be, due to yesterday's press conference held in the heart of Silicone Valley, San Francisco, CA, where the company's frontman, Steve Jobs, introduced the innovate tablet's successor.

As per the norm, surrounding any number of highly watched gadgets, a bit of the information had leaked prematurely in regards to the second generation iPad, but as the official word was released, it appears the "laptop killer" will be substantially better than advertised.

At the forefront of most people's minds, as many questioned as to why the premiere run didn't have this, the iPad 2 is set with dual cameras, fully capable of face time video. A move I strongly believe Apple strategically played for up-selling purposes this go 'round. Gotta leave room for improvement, right? The processor is also said to be a great deal faster, which is never a bad thing when you're talking tech gear and internet speed. Also, as for the aesthetics, Jobs disclosed that the new device would be "dramatically thinner," which is also another highly popular play in progressive gadgets these days. One of the huge draws to the iPad is its portability, so that will surely help persuade possible buyers.

The options of a black or white version will be available with the product's stateside release on March 11 and internationally on March 25. The iPad 2 will be ticketed at the same price as its big brother, starting at $499 for 16GB.

See a shortened list of detailed specs below:

• Dual-core 1GHz A5 processor, which is “up to two times faster” than the previous version, Steve says.
• The graphics have been improved too. The GPU goes at nine times the speed as before.
• Same low power consumption as the A4.
• Built-in cameras for photos and video: One for frontal FaceTime videoconferencing and Photobooth (VGA resolution) and one on the back with 720p HD video capability.
• It also has a built-in gyroscope, like the iPhone 4.
• They claim the battery life is 10 hours, like before, with a one month stand-by time.
• HDMI mirrored video output at 1080p Full HD (the cable costs $39).

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