iPad News Roundup: New Apps From HBO & Verizon, Mini-iPad Launch & More

News | Sunday August 15 2010 3:29 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As the competition for Apple in the tablet segment heats up, there are several developments on the
front as well. Here is a roundup of the latest.
Yahoo has announced the launch of a new HTML5-based email interface for iPad that brings several enhancements that are customized for the device. The new features on Yahoo Mail for iPad include local content caching for offline access, a dual pane interface similar to the iPad's email app and enhancements to the attachment handling, searching and organization functions.
Besides this, Vimeo – the popular video sharing service – has announced a new universal player that is compatible with Apple 's
devices. The company has said that its new embed code will automatically detect the platform and render videos over a compatible media player.
HBO is reported to be bringing their HBO Go web streaming service to the iPad. According to reports on
, this new service is expected to be available within six months and will give HBO's current subscribers access to over 800 hours of TV and movie content over their iPad and other mobile devices. The report further notes that Netflix subscribers are unlikely to get access to HBO's content in the near future.
by early next year. Now in a fresh report,
has backed these rumors and has reported that Taiwanese suppliers have bagged several contracts pertaining to the new iPad. The report also notes that the new iPad shall launch by Christmas of this year.
Verizon has announced its plans to launch a new video app for the iPad that will allow subscribers of FiOS television and internet service to stream live TV to their iPads. The service is expected to be restricted to the Wi-Fi network and shall release by early next year.
Apple has launched a new iPad commercial this week that showcases the tablet as a tool for learning, reading and entertainment. Apple has also posted the new '
' ad clip on the company's iPad website. Check out the new ad in the clip embedded below.

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