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 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
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 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
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 (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
I don't want to start another att Verizon argument/fight But IMO att sucks bolas Verizon rocks hehehe
12. gomets15217 (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)
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 (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
they'll announce that it'll have a card slot and you can pick your carrier...lol
7. audi90 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Feb 2009)
islate, itablet, iscreen whatever you wanna call it its not a phone so why is it on phonearena
9. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
It could have a cell phone radio in it. Be it CDMA or GSM or LTE. Geez.
13. Samot9 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
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 (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
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 (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Apple gets 750 dollars from att for every iphone sold by the way. If i am wrong let me know.