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Last Updated: Thursday January 28 2010 12:04 GMT

In pictures: Apple's iPad

Apple iPad

You've heard of the iPod and the iPhone, well now the company that makes these gadgets, Apple, has revealed its latest invention - the iPad.

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It's a cross between a touchscreen phone and a laptop, and can be used to watch films, play games and browse the web.

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It looks really thin and Apple reckon it'll completely change the way we read and use computers.

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The idea is that the iPad will be used to download e-books and newspapers.

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You can type on the iPad touch screen or you can attach it to a keyboard.

apple iPad

In the UK, the iPad costs between around 429 and 699, depending on what extra features you want on it.

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Apple has done a deal with lots of book publishers to allow people to download their favourite reads through the iTunes store.

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There's been loads of interest all over the world in the new iPad. These lucky people got to try it out before everyone else!

Apple chief Steve Jobs has unveiled the company's long-awaited and much-hyped tablet device, called the iPad.

This is Steve Jobs who's the head of Apple at the launch of the new iPad.