Monday, January 25, 2010
This is What the Apple Tablet Will Be
Best Guesses from THOSE WHO KNOW about what the Apple Tablet will be and do:
-A "light" netbook, meant to compete (and blow away, 'natch) the Asus eee, etc. of the subnotebook world.
-A hotspot hopping device, with WiFi but also 3G mobile service (if you want to pay for it).
-For the main uses of portable "computing" (should we even use that word anymore?): Web-surfing/comms (Facebook/Twitter/Email) and video.
-Meant as an entry into the eReader space. But UNLIKE the eReaders, it is not simply a 1-function device. The Apple Tablet will take care of most of your mobile entertainment and communications needs.
-Not meant to replace an iPod Touch/iPhone (won't fit in your pocket or make calls, except on Skype)
-Not meant to replace your desktop or laptop pc. You wouldn't use the Apple Tablet to do hardcore word processing, gaming, or design.
Before I was thinking: I have a big-ass screen iMac, a MacBook, 3 iPods. I resisted the temptation to buy an iPhone (I'm not a big fan of purported "all in one" devices).
Now I am thinking: If this thing is (as rumored) to be SIGNIFICANTLY less than $1000, such as anything approaching $500 bucks, I may just have to get one.