iWorks, that is bundled with every Apple computer does not recognize multi-touch gestures. But, it is being claimed by AppleInsider that Apple will upgrading the iWorks to support multi-touch in iSlate, Apple’s upcoming tablet.
“The tablet should offer any number of unique multitouch experiences — for example, three fingers down and rotate could mean ‘open an application,’ ” one former Apple engineer reportedly told the paper. A second added that the Cupertino-based company has “spent the past couple of years working on a multitouch version of iWork."
HP Slate is the HP’s or shall we say, Microsoft’s answer to the Apple iSlate that will be revealed later this month. Being presented to the people as something that is more powerful than a phone and as powerful as a PC, this Slate from HP is perfect for reading and surfing the Internet.
The HP Slate comes with Windows 7 operating system, which comes with a pile of features meant for touchscreens. So using Windows 7 on a Slate Tablet should not be any issue. It supports multi-touch too. The Slate from HP comes with a variety of modes – Movie mode, eBook mode and PC mode.
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This is getting very interesting. Apple will be shipping its iSlate tablet, that will be unveiled on January 26, 2010 in the month of March 2010. This is one whole month before the Lenovo Smartbook.
Smartbook versus the iSlate Tablet – who will win the battle? Only time will tell.
Also Read: Apple iSlate specifications
If the document leaked by the phonearena.com is true, then the upcoming tablet from Apple is the most powerful under 10-inch device ever made.
The iSlate will feature, according to the leaked document, 7.1-inch multi-touch display, 2.26 Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB L2 cache, 2GB RAM (upto 8GB supported), 120GB hard disk, LAN, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and 2 USB ports.
The most worrying part is the fact that the iSlate will carry a price tag under $1000 and is more portable than the current crop of netbooks
Apple is going to unveil its first tablet-only device on January 26, 2010. The iSlate will cost less than $1000 and feature an 10.1-inch multi touch display, 3D graphics and support for video conferencing and eBooks.
Apple is planning to sell almost a million devices in the first year itself!
The much talked and hyped Apple’s 10-inch multi-touch tablet, named as iSlate will be shipping in end of March or early April 2010.
The iSlate, manufactured by Foxconn, isn’t going to be cheap. Apple, however, doesn’t seem too worried about that at the moment, but we will have to wait and see what happens.
Kaifu Lee, who is the ex-president of Google China and most importantly has worked for Apple before has unveiled some interesting facts about the Apple Tablet. On sina.com.cn, a microblog, he said that Apple Tablet looks like a bigger iPhone that sports an awesome UI packed in a beautiful 10.1-inch screen. The tablet combines the functions of both netbook and kindle, an ebook reader. It has virtual keyboard for text entry and a webcam for video conferencing.
Apple is planning to produce 10 million units in the first year. Lee has a good connection with Foxconn which is manufacturing Apple’s Tablet. So, whatever he said is quite believable