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Apple iPod touch 3rd generation vs Apple iPad

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Apple iPod touch 3rd generation Remove phone

Posted: 09 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (3.x)iOS (5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Dimensions4.30 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (109 x 61 x 8 mm)9.56 x 7.47 x 0.50 inches (243 x 190 x 13 mm) 
Weight4.05 oz (115 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels1024 x 768 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

165 ppi132 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

LCD  
Screen-to-body ratio54.79 %63.24 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Apple A4 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

 Single core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processor Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM256 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB 
Battery
Capacity789 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Preset equalizer, Background playback  
YouTube player Yes 
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Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesUSB charging  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Availability
Officially announced09 Sep 200927 Jan 2010 

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