Apple’s latest gadget iPad has been in the news since it was announced. Now that the iPad has been made available in stores for US market, the buzz on iPad related news is more vibrant now. Though the iPad has a number of features supporting User Interface supported through iPad Software. Apple has built iPad on the same operating system of mobile OS platform OS X. Apart from that, the power of iPad will be unleashed through internet access on this device and browsing capabilities built on top using Safari, entertainment quotient through iPad games and applications.
The success of iPad very much relies on the kind of applications that connect people to the things that are close to their lives. It is expected that Apple is set to sell around 6 million iPad units this year. That means a huge potential for the iPad apps too! In order to tap that user base, Yahoo! has come up with entertainment apps for iPad. Here is a bit of information about those applications. Yahoo! has launched their first ever application for Apple’s iPad called “Yahoo! Entertainment” that extends realtime content from various local providers, TV show recommendations, entertainment articles and videos from across the internet.
Predominant features of this Yahoo! Entertainment application include the TV shows you want to watch, Videos designed for iPad and the top current news articles as well as photos from internet. You can plan your viewing with an interactive program guide that highlights your favorite TV shows. Also, you can get the lineup from your local provider; see programs by time, day, channel, content, or genre; or just find your favorites. Always view the latest video feeds from top providers in sports, news, finance, entertainment, business, weather, and more. Watch popular Yahoo! created content like Tech Ticker, Primetime in No Time, and Daytime in No Time – all designed for viewing on your iPad. Also, stay on top of current news articles and photos, delivered 24/7 to your iPad, with in-depth coverage in key areas. Read fashion articles, advice columns, book reviews, odd stories, entertainment news, comics, and more.
Yahoo! is all set to take the advantage of iPad to make the app’s page easily navigable. It can be accessed in both portrait or landscape modes on the iPad. With Yahoo! jumping into the bandwagon of iPad apps, there are more to follow in the days to come. That means more feast for the end users to choose from a variety of different apps coming from various sources.
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Nishant Singh says
I think apple is using its brand name to sell the ipad. Its like, if they were to market garbage, and call it igarbage, millions would purchase it, for its by Apple. (kinda like the thing the banks did in the US!)
Anyhoo, Yahoo seems to have a advantage if it is indeed the first to move towards making apps for the ipad :)..
Well, the fun actually starts after initial shipment. Not every app is free! most of the apps do come with a small price between $1-$5 and people don’t really mind paying and adding new apps on apple gadgets. Now that small amount becomes really big when you talk about the number of devices in millions! After all… that is how Apple runs 🙂
But with being a distinctly uncomfortable shape to lug around like a phone and not having Flash and I read about many other distinctly uncomfortable drawbacks, there was someone who wrote for NYT or Post am not sure that its the Faddy Americans who will jump on to anything with the Apple logo on, that has made sure that Ipad does not go into history as a product even Apple’s smart marketing couldn’t sell..You see any merit in that??
Hahaha… well said, the brand name makes even a not so great product sold like hot cakes! Personally, I too fall into the category of those ‘Apple fans’ 😀
this is real good… i always liked Apple’s product.. and especially how fascinating the UI’s are… so user friendly… i ‘m a big fan of Ipod’s… and iPad just extends that fascination
Good to know that… Yes, apple always lives to the expectations!
yoon see says
Thanks Mohan for dropping by and your lovely comment.
Wow! You got a lovely blog. Thanks and I am so impressed by your awesome blog.
Brilliant and so informative:)
Btway, who don’t like to own an iPad!
Wish me luck…He..He..
Thank you! Nice to see you here! Look forward to see you more often here 🙂
All the best and may you get an iPad soon 😉
am not too much into Gadgets, but doing my homework to atleast be informed on such ones.
Seems like nice features 🙂
hehee.. good girl 🙂
I read somewhere that the battery backup of iPad is Amazing, Even after using heavily the battery lost up to 10 hours. “6 million iPad units” in first year is a big number But Iam sure Apple can do that
True.. that is one of the hot thing people consider before buying such gadgets!
It’s true…I recently bought iPad, and the battery life is unbelievable. Overall, the user experience is great 🙂
I have posted about my experiences with iPad here [+]
Apple does it again. I thought the initial buzz(reviews I read soon after its launch) was that iPad was a tad disappointing..but your post is optimistic!
To quote the numbers Apple sold 1 million iPads on the very first day of launch!!! that says it all… and even the first impression from actual users seem to be pretty encouraging too!
There ws more hungama abt the name rather than the actual product itself .. may be that made it seem so 😉
Talk about the marketing strategy Swaram… it is a way to hype the product launch 🙂