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tech-reviews Updated: Feb 09, 2010 01:00 IST

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Apple’s done it again

What: Apple launches the iPad

What’s cool: It’s a tablet/e-reader/media player/ gaming device

How much: $499 (approx Rs 23,000) for the 16GB model, $599 (Rs 27,00) for the 32GB model, $699 (Rs 32,360) for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US for a suggested retail price of $629 (approx Rs 29,000) for the 16GB model, $729 (Rs 33,000) for 32GB and $829 (Rs 38,000) for 64GB

Food for thought
What: Lenovo launches ThinkPad X100e and ThinkPad Edge series

What’s cool: Spill-resistant keyboard, multi-touch keypad. Some models have illuminated keyboards.

How much: The ThinkPad Edge Series starts at Rs 34,000; ThinkPad X100e starts at Rs 29,950 (all come with the Windows 7 starter edition)

A sweet proposition
LG announced its Chocolate phone range. The BL40 has a huge, 4 inch wide HD LCD screen, a 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens and flash, Wi-Fi and an FM transmitter. The phone’s dual screen UI splits the screen into two and shows email subject and content in one view. While Web-browsing, the full page is displayed on the screen. The One Touch Copy and paste feature allows Web contents to be copied and pasted with a simple touch.

The GPS Wisepilot application assists in turn-by-turn navigation. Other features include GPRS, 1 GB internal and up to 32 GB external memory, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0.

LG has partnered with fashion label Twenty8Twelve, to design the cover of handset.

The LG BL20 has a 5 MP camera, Widget Hotkeys, Bluetooth 2.1, 81 MB internal memory with expandable memory of up to 8 GB, Google Maps, and a text scan function that helps you scan texts from hand-written notes, which can be shared with your contacts via SMS.

What: New phones by LG — the Chocolate BL40 and BL20 — out in the market

What’s cool: The LG BL40 dual screen UI splits the screen into two and shows email subject and content in one view

How much: Rs. 25,000 (LG BL40) and Rs. 15,000 (LG BL20)