January 27th is the day that Apple will share its “latest creation”. The event starts at 9am PST (17.00 GMT).
Hold your breath!
Meanwhile, the CEO of publishing house McGraw Hill commented on the Apple Tablet:
“[The] Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format on that one. So now with the tablet you’re going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.”
And blogger Jason Calacanis went completely loco on Twitter, saying:
“Apple Tablet has thumbpads on each side for mouse guestures, reads fingerprint for security. Up to 5 profiles by finerprint for family.”
“Yes, apple tablet is oled + back has solar pad for recharging, but it really doesn’t work quickly. More a gimmic. Verizon+att,wifi yes!”
Today we shall see. We just hope that Apple is not going to announce a multi color iPhone.
In additional news, the iSlate supposedly will bring world peace, cure cancer, and have copy & paste from the go.
Hot off CES a slate computer by Chinese manufacturer Hanvon. Specs are
- 10.1” multi-touch display
- running on the Menlow platform with an Atom Z530 processor and GMA 500 graphics
- HDMI port and 1080p support
- 2x USB, mic and headphone jacks,
- Windows 7
Expectations of the iSlate are sky high. What would you want in your ultimate tablet? Here are our top ten wishes.
- Flexible like the Skiff Reader. Not sure how useful it really is, but man, what a show-off.
- Full color display. Resolution over 100ppi to get a paper-like reading experience.
- Obviously multi touch.
- Fast display that allows videos and gaming.
- Attachable to an unit like the Lenovo IdeaPad. This completely redefines the idea of portable computing.
- Wifi of course, preferably also global roaming like the international Kindle has.
- SD-Card slot for photo viewing.
- Please make it look good. Not something like from the 80s.
- An app store model to make it easy to get apps and content.
- Price below $1,000.