Apple's tablet to be named iSlate; device to be introduced January 26th?
The Financial Times has reported that Apple has booked the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco for several dates in late January. A FT source says that Apple will introduce a new product on January 26th which meets the qualifications of late January. The New York Times, talking to past and current Apple employees, says that the current version of an Apple Tablet has "hit the sweet spot" and that Steve Jobs is "extremely happy with the new tablet." A recently departed Apple employee added that the way users interact with the device will be very surprising. That could relate to the recently reported story about two Apple patent applications relating to tactile feedback keyboard. And as the speculation grows and spreads like wildfire, we can tell you that the fever pitch will rise as we head toward the end of 2010's first month and more and more stories, pictures and perhaps even video will appear. For now, we have to be satisfied with some good detective work. Keep checking in for the latest as the first big story of 2010 starts to develop at the end of 2009.
source: NYTimes, FinancialTimes via BGR
1. cj100570 posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 0
I doubt that islate name for the simple fact that there's a line of tablet pc's that have used the Slate name for yearshttp://www.tabletkiosk.com/pro
2. ace1122 posted on 25 Dec 2009, 16:30 0 0
Im so sick of all these names starting with "i". Can't Apple come up with a more clever name? or atleast a less annoying one?
4. vzwman posted on 25 Dec 2009, 17:41 0 0
I don't want to start another att Verizon argument/fight But IMO att sucks bolas Verizon rocks hehehe
12. gomets15217 posted on 27 Dec 2009, 00:41 0 0
ditto. i had something to say about phonearena actually, im just commenting on this post cuz it made me laugh. im impressed at how, well, well thought out and intelligently this article was written and presented compared to the usual stuff. kudos phonearena.
6. WnnaFghtAboutIt posted on 25 Dec 2009, 20:21 0 0
they'll announce that it'll have a card slot and you can pick your carrier...lol
7. audi90 posted on 25 Dec 2009, 20:52 0 0
islate, itablet, iscreen whatever you wanna call it its not a phone so why is it on phonearena
9. rjt185 posted on 26 Dec 2009, 11:08 0 0
It could have a cell phone radio in it. Be it CDMA or GSM or LTE. Geez.
13. Samot9 posted on 28 Dec 2009, 09:47 0 0
even though you wouldn't hold it to your ear you could use a bluetooth to make calls. also notice the phone icon on the bottom left of the screen.
10. Phullofphil posted on 26 Dec 2009, 14:26 0 0
if they were smart it would have capabilities to use all carriers service. or atliest a different option than just att or tmobile. if not it wont be an over sized iphjone but an over sized ipod touch. As long as i c an tether it through my verizon phone i guess it would still be cool.
11. Phullofphil posted on 26 Dec 2009, 14:28 0 0
Apple gets 750 dollars from att for every iphone sold by the way. If i am wrong let me know.