Apple iPad: in pictures

Steve Jobs shows off his new toy

Our technology correspondent, Jason Stamper, will offer his verdict later today. Meanwhile, in pictures, here is the latest offering from Apple.

 

A worker holds the new Apple iPad during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts on 27 January 2010 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, introduced the company's latest creation, the iPad, a mobile tablet browsing device that is a cross between the iPhone and a MacBook laptop.

 

 

An event guest plays with the new Apple iPad during the Apple Special Event in San Francisco. There has been huge advance interest in the new mobile tablet browsing device.

 

 

A guest plays with the new keyboard on the Apple iPad.

 

A guest tests the iPad for size at the event in San Francisco. There has been intense speculation in the media and in industry about whether the iPad will kill off the electronic notebook and transform the mobile market.

 

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Police shoot man in parliament

A man carrying what appeared to be a knife was shot by armed police after entering the parliamentary estate. 

From the window of the parliamentary Press Gallery, I have just seen police shoot a man who charged at officers while carrying what appeared to be a knife. A large crowd was seen fleeing from the man before he entered the parliamentary estate.

After several officers evaded him he was swiftly shot by armed police.

Ministers have been evacuated and journalists ordered to remain at their desks. 

More follows. Read Julia Rampen's news story here.

Armed police at the cordon outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Getty

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.