A flat, thin, handheld device with the ability to surf the net, watch video and listen to music

Amid much hype and expectation, Apple has unveiled its latest product - a touch-screen computer called the iPad. The device goes on sale worldwide in late March, and prices are expected to start at $499 US.

The latest invention from Apple is a flat, thin, handheld device with the ability to surf the net, watch video and listen to music. It weighs just 1.5 lbs, with a ten-inch screen and a 10 hour batter life. The unveiling of the new device follows months of speculation of what Apple had in store.

This report by Sandra Hurley includes comments from John Collins, Assistant Business Editor at The Irish Times, and Marie Boran, Editor with Gadget Republic. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 January 2010.