Jump to content

Apple tablet!?!?!?


Recommended Posts

Here's a link that you can set to auto refresh for live blogging on the apple announcements today.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/live ... &refresh=0

My original plan was twitter but people are saying it's very likely it will go down at some point. It's all of course speculation at this point but yesterday on MSNBC the Mcgraw-Hill CEO (book/textbook publisher) slipped up about the content they're developing for the new platform.

I've had a PC tablet for years now and I love it. I remember how people were making fun of microsoft for endorsing tablets about 5 years ago so the announcement today will be a validation of sorts. Regardless though based on apples track record it will be cool to see what they bring to the table, particularly the input device. I hope it's not just like the axiotron modbook because that would be lame.

Let the fanboyism/speculation/hate begin!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 30
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Looks pretty nice. I have absolutely no need for one, but there's probably gonna be plenty of people where it's going to hit a sweet spot for their needs.

It's pretty bizarre if it actually doesn't do flash tho, some of the tech blogs picked up on a bit where it showed the "plugin not installed" icon on a site, speculating that, like the iPhone, it doesn't run flash. That would be pretty damn weak for something they're pushing as the ultimate way to browse the web :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

By my calculation, since it has "1000 touch sensors" on the screen, each sensor has to be roughly .2" x .2" if they're square. So if you wanted to write and have recognition, you'd have to write big. Really big. Standard college rule lines are .28". That resolution might work for basic gesture commands, but as far as writing.. no.

So they did it. Made a huge (and kinda ugly. Looks disproportionate as hell) iPod touch. Revolutionary.

I'm thoroughly unimpressed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...