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NY Times on the iPad

The hype has reached fever pitch on the new tablet device being unveiled by Apple today in San Francisco. You’re probably tired of going through tweets, live blogs and photo galleries trying to find the latest and best coverage of the latesty shiny gadget. So we’ve collected the best coverage around the web in one handy place here on MediaShift. You’ll get to see the best Twitter feeds, lists and tweets in one place, as well as photos, blogs and links to in-depth analysis. The page will be updated throughout the day, so add in anything we’ve missed in the comments.

Twitter List

With the help of MediaShift associate editor Craig Silverman, I compiled a Twitter list of the best tablet tweeters:


Best Tweets

Here’s a sampling of the most insightful, funny and informed tweets during and after the Apple tablet event (from oldest to newest):

Gizmodo First Pic of steve jobs holding Apple iPad http://bit.ly/9U2HsX

9to5mac large onscreen qwerty keyboard, etc – v like a huger iphone, itunes, youtbe, maps, calendars, address book, photos, browsing – you get it?

macrumors iTunes store built in. YouTube including High Def. Awesome to watch TV Shows and Movies. Steve demoing unit while sitting on couch.

gadgetlab No Flash on the Apple iPad tablet. Now that’s disappointing!

carr2n Playing with his iPad on stage, Jobs seems lost in the device for a moment, forgetting that we are all here.

GlennF iTunes Store and iPod app within iPad is much more like full desktop iTunes than features within iPhone OS. #appleevent

sanfrandan It’s a half inch thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds. Thinner and lighter than any netbook, Jobs says. 9.7 inch lps very high quality display

gadgetlab Apple iPad tablet specs: 0.5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds, 9.7 inch display, multi-touch, Apple’sown 1GHz A4 chip, 16 -64 GB Flash storage, Wi-Fi

9to5mac 10 hr battery life, accelerometer and compass. Runs all iPhone Macs, green credentials, Will pixel double and run apps full screen

carr2n the gaming interface on #iPad? Lots of new firepower in the hands of gamers. It comes, um, fully weaponized.

sanfrandan Nisenholtz: iPhone app, downloaded 3 million times, now want to create something for iPad, that’s best of print and best of digital. #apple

theleggett Everyone’s iPhone just became an iPad Nano.

jonfortt iPad + Bluetooth keyboard = new low-end Mac (almost). This thing needs a way to get video in. #iPad.

stephenfry $14.99 for 250MB $29.99 for UNLIMITED data. AT&T in the states. No contract. Prepaid! Cancel anytime. Activate on iPad.

sanfrandan Shipping the wifi models in 60 days, and 90 days for the 3G models. “Soon you’ll be able to get an iPad in your hands starting at just $499”

gillianmae The New York Times’ iPad application looks so much like Times Reader, costs $3.45 a week. Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPQeCEHFlFA

ScepticGeek No camera. No phone. No multi-tasking. #iPad

markmcc Jobs: Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.

sanfrandan Seeing early critiques: robhof says no multitasking - won't replace a netbook. troywolv say no webcam, no video chats #apple

Gizmodo There’s over 1000 hardware sensors on the device for multitouch sensitivity.

cultofmac oh yeah, at $499, netbooks are dead, and the nook, and anything else that looks like crap and has black/white display #iPad

Engadget iPad has optional keyboard dock, camera connection kit and Apple-designed case http://bit.ly/9jNL11

dangillmor if iPad ran OS X apps i’d buy it as a laptop replacement for travel. carry bluetooth keyboard, use screen for mouse, and it would be perfect

nichcarlson Wait, how is this supposed to save media again?

lanadefemme So does this iPad thing mean that Apple has finally breached the gap between technology and feminine hygiene products?

Live Video

Here’s a live video feed from announcement via Ustream and Leo Laporte (actually audio):

Online video chat by Ustream

Image Gallery

Here’s a Flickr photo gallery from iLounge

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Live Blogs

Live Apple Tablet Event Coverage at gdgt

Apple Tablet Event Live Blog – We’re Here at Gizmodo

Live from the Apple Tablet Latest Creation Event at Engadget

Blog Posts and Articles

The New Subsidy at The Apple Blog

Take Two Tablets and Text Me in the Morning at Public Cola

The Tablet Could Spur A Media Revolution, But It Will Be Out Of Apple’s Hands at TechCrunch

The iPad is a Multimedia Device. So Where’s the Media? Be Patient. at AllThingsD

iPad means iPhone developers need to think different at Computerworld

Is AT&T a deal breaker for the 3G iPad? at CNET’s Crave

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.