A new iPad is due this Spring and a new rumor from Digg founder Kevin Rose suggests that Apple is going to announce the new iPad 2 already within the next 3-4 weeks. A possible date for the iPad 2 announcement is February 1st.
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Mr. Rose also adds that the new iPad will have a higher resolution screen. Other features we already heard for the iPad 2 are two cameras, smaller bezel and flat back plate. I also predict that Apple will improve performance of the new iPad with a new CPU.
The new Android tablets unveiled at CES 2011 have as expected not leaped even the current iPad. Cult of Mac captured some hands-on feedback from CES attendees at the exhibited at the CES 2011 and all come away disappointed. Apple has an easy play to extend their tablet market lead dramatically with the release of the iPad 2.
The new Android Honeycomb release looks good, but my impression is that it is too geeky and not for the masses. 2011 will be the year of the tablet, but so far the iPad will remain at the top.
Other Apple news that overshadow the still ongoing CES 2011 is the coming of the Verizon iPhone. Verizon is said to announce the Verizon iPhone next week on Tuesday.