The iPad is undoubtedly one of the hottest gadgets in the market today. iPad is an absolutely novel device-not one of those smart phones which are perennial bestselling gadgets, and not quite a laptop computer either. Rather, it is a touchscreen tablet device with no physical keyboard. It is primarily used to browse the internet, send and receive e-mails and view mutimedia.
Due to the large touchscreen it's ideal for surfing the internet, watching movies and photos and of course to read ebooks. It is also a portable music player, like an oversized iPod with many add-on features.
Of course you can download files, books, games, movies, and music off the internet right to your iPad. Without a doubt, iPad is hot and so are iPad downloads. The number of iPad downloads including iPad apps has skyrocketed since its release and is still growing.
Apps are applications or programs that run on the iPad. Most of them,however, also run on iPhone and iPod Touch. Apps vary greatly in nature and function. They include ebook readers, multimedia players, games, productivity and calendar tools, office tools, educational software, and more. You can already choose from thousands of apps for iPad and the number is growing every day. Most apps that work on the iPhone can be imported into the iPad, retained in the original display size or expanded to fill out the larger iPad screen.
As expected, among the top downloads for iPad are iPad games. There are iPad games for users of different ages, interests, and levels. Among the most popular iPad games are Scrabble, Real Racing 2010, F1 2010, Labyrinth 2 HD, Asphalt 5 HD and At Bat 2010.
Also very well-liked is the magazine app Popular Science, and educational apps such as The Elements (which teach the periodic table) and Alphabet Fun for young learners. The Weather Channel and several dailies (the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, etc.) are other popular apps on the iPad. With the introduction of the iPad ebooks and magazines have become a lot trendier and are in high demand.
No doubt, the iPad is great for reading ebooks and other type of media. The user can change fonts and sizes, easily flick through pages or jump ahead to a selected chapter or section, make bookmarks, search for words within the book, make related notes, and many more.