Report: The iPad 3 Is Dead, Long Live the iPad HDS

Venture Beat is confirming the story we published last week: according to an "extremely reliable source", the iPad 3 will be dubbed the iPad HD.

They say the next iPad will lose the conventional numbering system and instead tout the devices Retina display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, the new iPad should not only be able to destroy the 720P Android competition in terms of video quality but also offer full 1080P playback on a tablet. In fact, that would make it the only tablet on the market with that feature.

To find out exactly what it's called, and exactly how it specs out as soon as is humanly possible, ride along with us on our iPad HD Liveblog. [Venture Beat]