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If only we had this when we were kids: Alice in Wonderland on the iPad

This alone is a solid enough reason for us to plonk RM2000 on an iPad when international pre-orders go live.

The classic children’s book Alice in Wonderland is completely transformed into a fully interactive, animated and immersive reading experience in its first ever iBook rendition.

Every page on this iBook comes to life with interactive elements and real physics. Tilt the iPad and Alice will grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. Play with the White Rabbit’s pocket watch and it realistically swings and bounces. Hand out sweets that bounce and collide with the magical talking Dodo.

Try doing that with your Kindle.

If you already have an iPad, the lite version is, of course, free and the full version will set you back US$9 or about RM30. Considering a trad children’s pop-up costs about the same price or possibly more, we reckon books like this on iPad is really bang for the buck.

Check out the video after jump. Apparently the demo shown is the lite edition.

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Hey what gives?: iPad global release delayed

During the iPhone 4.0 unveiling, Jobs was queried on wherether the global launch of the iPad will be affected given the strong demand for the device in the US.

He said “No. It’ll still be near the end of April, like we said“. We reitarate, he said that.

Today Apple issues a media advisory saying that the international shipments of iPads will be delayed by a month.


Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks“, the advisory read.

Apparently the call to delay the global release of the iPad was a “difficult decision” for Apple to make.

So for all you iPad hopefuls out there, we’ll all have to hold out unitl the end of May.

Apple will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. So be sure to mark your calendars.

But if that’s too long to wait for some of you, there are two ways for you to get your very own iPad, direct order via proxy or buy it at a cut throat price in Low Yat.


SPOTTED! iPad grey import in Low Yat

Over the weekend, while taking a stroll at Low Yat, we spotted an iPad on display amongst the many small kiosks there.

Our excitement got the better of us and we enquired as to how much would it cost for us to be able to take one home with us.

“RM2800” blurted the uninterested sales guy. The version in question is a baseline 16GB WiFi that retails for US$499.

You don’t have to be a math genuis to know that RM2800 does not equate to US$499. In fact, at the current exchange rate, US$499 is about RM1600. That’s a hefty RM1200 margin, the rude dude at Low Yat is getting for his iPad. You could almost get two iPads for the price the fella is asking.

RM2800 for the privilege of owning an iPad before everyone else is not worth it if you ask us. Might as well save your cash and wait for end April for the official global launch of the iPad.

FYi, we also saw a couple of Nexus Ones on display at the same shop. Didn’t ask how much it cost though.