Generating nearly as much hype as the iPhone, there were reports yesterday of people lining up outside Apple's Regent Street store from as early as midday, despite the device not going on sale until this morning. Having had a brief play with one, we have to say that it is pretty slick, working in much the same manner as the iPhone. We'll be bringing you a full review in the not too distance future, but in the meantime we thought we'd bring you a little taste of some of the apps available.
Turn your iPad into a phone with the Truphone app. This VoIP application provides free and low-cost calls over Wi-Fi in addition to Instant Messaging for the likes of AIM, Google Talk and MSN. It's a great app for those of you wanting to call friends and family who are abroad, be it on their mobiles or landlines.
Of course one of the primary purposes of the iPad is as an eReader. The Kobo app comes preloaded with five free books, but access to a whole lot more through their eBook store at a cost of between £3-4 per title. Other features include a customisable bookshelf to keep all your electronic literature, the ability to change the font and size of the text, adjust the brightness and colour levels and choose from a range of bookmarks.
With over 650,000 ever changing properties on their database, Primelocation showcases some of the hottest homes available to buy. Using an intuitive roulette style wheel, users can select a list of homes from a spiral of images for any given postcode. Find one that takes your fancy and you'll be able to click on it for more images and information as well as a link to the estate agency who is selling it. However, as the cheapest properties to feature are a cool £500,000 you may simply use it as a means of seeing how the other half live.