iPad 2 was officialy announced – 9.7 inch screen, 1GHz A5 processor and iOS 4.3 [video]

The rumored news about the release date of iPad 2 on March 2 were confirmed today when Steve Jobs revealed the succesor of the most wanted tablet of 2010, and the succesor of iPad is of course the next iPad 2.

The iPad 2 tablet comes with a 9.7 inch screen with XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels), with a dual-core A5 processor and with a much better battery life (up to 10 hours). iPad 2 has 2 video call cameras, one in front with VGA resolution and one in back capable to capture videos at 720p resolution and photos at 960 x 720 pixels resolution.

iPad 2 is the thinkess tablet available, with only 8.8 mm and 601 grams, more easier than the first iPad that has 730 grams. Other features of iPad 2 tablet are the Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G connectivity and comes in versions with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage. iPad 2 is capable to connect via HDMI cable to show videos at 1080p directly to your HDTV.

The Apple iPad 2 will also come in CDMA and EV-DO flavor, which will be available through Verizon in the US. iPad 2 is available in white and black colors.

The price and the release date of iPad 2 is also available. iPad 2 cost $500 for the version with 16 GB storage and Wi-Fi, and $630 for the version with 3G connectivity. If you chose the version with 32 GB you must pay $100 more and $200 for the version with 64 GB.

iPad 2 will be available starting March 11 in US, Australia, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Japan, and in more other countries before March 26.

Apple iPad 2 specs:

–  Same 9.7″ capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
–  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
–  Really slim 8.8mm thick body
–  Two versions – GSM and CDMA available
–  1GHz Apple A5 low-power dual-core processor
–  Up to 9X faster graphics chip
–  Latest iOS 4.3
–  Two cameras – front and rear, capable of FaceTime calls
–  Back camera shoots 720p video camera@30fps
–  16/32/64 GB options of onboard storage
–  Noticeably lighter, weighing just 590 grams
–  Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity
–  Same 10 hours battery life and 1 month of stand-by
–  3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and compass sensors
–  Compatible with every iPhone app without any modifications
–  Costs $499, the same as it’s predecessor
–  Available on March 11 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and the United States, more countries to follow.
–  Apple Digital AV Adapter (a.k.a. HD dongle, purchased separately, for $39), supports 1080p output, mirrored view, rotation, and charging.
–  Video player can playback 720p video @ 30fps

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