No, it's not. If it was a giant phone then it would come with 3G standard and as far as we know the 3G model doesn't support phone calls. Although, it would clearly be really easy to make a phone call using Skype or iCall. And you mean "iPants.:its a giant iphone that doesn't have a camera and oh yeah, you cant make a call from it.= (although i'm sure an ap that will allow this is coming)
Some one has got to come out with I Pants that have giant pockets so you can carry this thing around.
Right, so the iPad can run virtually any of the 140,000 existing apps.Isn't that what the "2X" button is for? So devs don't have to do a complete rewrite for the iPad?
Right, so the iPad can run virtually any of the 140,000 existing apps.
But to the OPs' question about "What's the difference between the iPad and the iPod touch", if you go and look at how mail, photos, the iTunes/App/iBook stores, calendar, etc. have been rewritten to run on the iPad's larger screen, there's an absolute difference there. They give an entirely different user experience, not just the iPod touch experience with the "2X" button pressed.
Considering lesser powered smartphones can multitask, I would say the iPad hardware definitely could. The CPU in the iPad is just a modified version of a CPU that's already prevalent in many phones out now.I don't know why people scream for multitasking capabilities...the hardware simply wouldn't support it!
It looks to me the iPad is just a bigger version of the iPod Touch. The only difference is it includes 3G if you want it. Someone help me, what the difference?
It has adapters to read the cards from the camera's. But still no adapter into a plain USB port is disappointing.No USB Port (you can't connect a camera to download photos to this thing while on vacation. You'll need to take a laptop with you where you got to get the photos, and then later sync them to this device, you can't hook it up to a printer to print off an iWorks project, you cant connect a USB key that has some documents stored etc)
As of now, we know that it has File Sharing where you can mount it on a mac, which is how they would transfer iWork documents I would assumeThe Camera Connect Kit has a USB to dock adapter that allows you to connect a camera directly to the iPad to transfer photos. It also includes a dock to SD card adapter so you can transfer directly from a SD card.
We don't know a lot about file transfers, but it was noted in the announcement that with iWork you will be able to store files and sync with computer.
It does have video out.
It plays H.264 video at 720p.
The iPad is Bluetooth compatible, and you can use the existing Bluetooth keyboard with the iPad.