Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Most Detailed Apple Tablet Rumors Yet

It's coming January 19, 2010?
That's when iLounge says the Apple tablet will be announced by. And it'll go on sale in May or June, like the iPhone.

iLounge has a trove of new rumor about the Apple tablet. Briefly, they say it runs iPhone OS, and that there will be two tablets—one with 3G and one without—with about 7x the touchable surface area as the iPhone, with a resolution that's high enough to read books, magazines and "cropped" newspaper pages. Which is what it's supposedly designed to do: Replace books and magazines, while being a better media player and web browser than the iPhone.

Interestingly, they say that the original tablet had a 7-inch screen, but it was deemed too small, and the latest version is 10.7 inches. (Which differs slightly from the "consistent" 9.7 inches coming out of the Asian trade magazines for the last few months.)

But they also say there's still a 20 percent chance that Steve Jobs will kill it. Again. So, uh, fingers crossed, guys! [iLounge]

My fingers are crossed.

In other tablet news, here are some more details about Microsoft's new Courier tablet prototype (including another neat video of how it might be used) and a cool looking prototype tablet by Hanvon.

Let the tablet wars begin!

1 comment:

thinking said...

There will be no tablet wars if Apple enters: Apple will win hands down.

Then all other manufacturers will strive to copy the Apple model.