PMA 2010 Report
Apple introduces iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. Apple iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets users physically interact with applications and content. Apple iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. Apple iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. Apple iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.
The British company Continental Mobiles has been selling exclusive cell phones and iPods online since September 2006. Gold versions of various mobile phone brands and models are being sold. In addition, Continental Mobiles offer various mobile phones with embedded diamonds. All purchases are delivered with a so-called 'Gold Card', which stands for the exclusively British manufacturing of the product. Even though the Apple iPhone in itself is already a unique device, the combination with the additions of Continental Mobiles ensures that you, as a user, are guaranteed not to meet a similar device.
The 16GB Apple iPod touch came in a surprisingly compact reatail box; only inches larger than the Apple iPod touch itself. The iPod box contains a quick guide in 6 languages, Apple earplugs, a USB cable, an iPod connector with a transparent hook, a polishing cloth for cleaning the iPod and of course the iPod itself. The iPod touch comes with a fully loaded battery, so it is not necessary to charge the battery before using the iPod touch. The Apple iPod touch has only one dedicated button at its disposal, just as the iPhone, with one function to return to the main menu or in case screen deactivation is on, to activate the screen of the Apple iPod in combination with a sliding movement on the touch screen.
InfoSpace announced the availability of InfoSpace Find It! for the Apple iPhone, enabling the hundreds of thousands of consumers who have already purchased the Apple iPhone to easily access and enjoy InfoSpace Find It! for free. InfoSpace Find It! is a premium local search application that distills millions of listings into six categories tailored to the on-the-go user, including: Dine Out, Go Out, Shop, Travel, Health and Services. “The Apple iPhone has introduced a new level of innovation in mobile user experiences, and its intuitive interface and vivid display screen really maximize the usability and benefits of InfoSpace Find It!,” said Jeff Torgerson, senior product manager at InfoSpace.
Electric car pioneer ZAP says its iZAP battery designed for the Apple iPod is more useful for the energy intensive Apple iPhone. "The iZAP battery was a life-saver during my business trip to China last week," said Apple iPhone owner Steve Schneider, Chief Executive Officer for ZAP. "Frankly, if an Apple iPod runs out of power, losing your music and photo or video is not as critical to your business trip as the Apple iPhone. You lose your cell phone access, text messages, Internet and email access, time zone clock, business notes, scheduling software, driving maps, calculator and all the other news and information for which the Apple iPhone was designed."
Plusmo announced the availability of its free and customizable mobile widgets service to users of Apple's new iPhone. A custom interface gives Apple iPhone users access to more than 20,000 Plusmo widgets - most of them created by users. Plusmo enables people to extend social networking through mobile devices. Content providers, media houses and bloggers can now extend their services to the Apple iPhone through Plusmo widgets for free within minutes. Plusmo also enables users to create personalized widgets out of useful web services, XML/RSS based sources including news feeds as well as professional media, and user generated content such as blogs, photos and videos, and other Web 2.0 content.
ZCover announced that its versatile, resilient and user friendly new iSAglove cases for Apple's iPhone are now shipping. zCover’s iSAglove design is available in four functional combos and focuses on intuitive usability while offering protection for the Apple iPhone in its fullest form. The iSAglove will first be released in five zCover ice series colors: blue, purple, grey, pink, & clear, each one designed to work seamlessly with Apple iPhone's light sensor. The iSAglove design is a perfect fit for every feature of the Apple iPhone; that’s because it was designed from a real active Apple iPhone. zCover’s iSAglove for Apple Iphone is available in four functional combination packages.
iSkin announced the availability of the iSkin revo, the company's long-anticipated protective skin for the Apple iPhone. Designed as a complete protective solution, the revo includes a silicone protector, a touch-compatible privacy film and a ViSOR, an ultra-clear polycarbonate scratch resistant screen guard for the large Apple iPhone screen. Research studies have shown that the average mobile phone can contain substantial amounts of bacteria. The iSkin revo for the Apple iPhone features a premium silicone material with an embedded anti-microbial agent that protects the product by inhibiting the growth of microbes.