Apple's tablet comes closer and closer

Whether you think it's called the iSlate or the Apple Tablet, it's an almost certainty that by the end of the month we will have a Tablet to be drooling. Whether we actually need it, is a different story but we're sure Steve Jobs will be able to persuade us that it's the best thing since the iPhone.

What might be coming that is not a tablet?
An iPhone announcement will surely come - either OS 4.0 or a new iPhone with an improved camera and screen.
An Apple TV update - with the 40GB model removed a few months back and an OS update late last year Apple hasn't forgot about it's "enthusiast" product. Maybe a new box? We could do with some PVR functions...

Back to the tablet then...
I have just found the image to the left of someone's concept for what the device could be. I have got to say that this would be the perfect kind of device as a tablet probably isn't going to be enough. It needs to come with a stand and be able to essentially acts as a screen for a normal desktop.

The concept certainly looks cool but realistically when would you rather use your fingers for typing on a screen than a keyboard?

The latest tablet rumours...

  • We have heard that all the 10.1 inch screens are sold out from major manufacturers, implying that Apple has bought these. 
  • It will have a forward-facing camera, possibly for video conferencing and Skype.
  • There will be an OLED version, and a cheaper LCD version.
  • It may be 3G-enabled and costs as little as $299 (£200) subsidised by carriers. Orange France practically confirmed the tablet a couple of days back.

On a final note...
As far as a name, how about the Apple Touch?

When would you see yourself using a tablet? Comment below.
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Radio journalist, newspaper editor, travel writier, tour guide and Disney Cast Member. These are just some of the things Gio has done in the past few years. He loves visiting new destintions, trying new food and wants you to come along for the ride!
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