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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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
According to businessinsider, Apple is preparing to show us all a new, larger mobile device sporting higher resolution than the iPhone and iPod Touch. This could be the Apple iTablet (or whatever it will be called), that we have been hearing from months.
Apple is telling the developers to set their apps to support full resolution rather than just restricting to 320×480 which is the resolution of iPhone and iPod Touch.
It is pity that most of the netbook manufactures have left the 7-inch and 8.9-inch netbook market and Apple is going to unleash a device sporting 7-inch display.
The fudzilla sources claims that, Apple will soon say OK, to its manufacturing partners to initiate the production work in February, as they have in their minds that 10.1-inch version of the tablet should be start selling in mid to late March.
The sources also reports that the retail priced of the 10.1-inch tablet is set at $1,000 USD retail. Apple will be bringing out around 1.5 million units in the first quarter after release.
Asus is preparing itself to launch a new device that will feature a display of size between 4-7 inches. According to Digitimes, it will be a combination of Tablet PC and MID functions.
The EEE Pad is inspired by Apple’s iTablet (or whatever that will be called).
Well, looks like the ASUS is not much happy with the current sales of ASUS EEE T91 and that is perhaps the core reason that has led to the development of yet another tablet device.
Apple is though trying its best to hide and secure the information of its upcoming new tablet, but they have not been able to hide that the cost of the 9.7-inch OLED display being produced by LG is very high, which is the core reason that is going to make the tablet too pricey for a normal consumer. This has forced LG to introduce some changes in the manufacturing process of OLED displays.
It expected that, this tablet would range between $800 to $1,000 each.
Snow Leopard’s release gave a guess to everybody that Apple is, in fact, interested in the process of experimenting with tablet and touch screen support. The Leopard exhibit features that proved its support for tablet and touch screen.
First is the introduction of soft input keyboard support which pops up once you click “Show Keyboard & Character Viewer in the Menu Bar”. Also besides, the UI has a new scrolling layout for dock stacks. It use larger icons that would be very comfortable when used with fingers. So, all we have to do is wait for the official iTablet announcement