Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Comparing Apple tablet sneak preview to actual - Update3

CNet has photos though they're "not allowed" - and big too. Minute by minute description here

 I'll end here, as CNet links to GadgetLab's Updates on a new page to get only the Latest live entries so you don't have to look at the earlier stuff.

UPDATE Added Engadget's live blog as they have pictures where the others had to stop.

Comments from each site, from, I would assume, Apple fans for the most part, some disappointment. But it is a sleek, "neat" gizmo. And the show isn't over.
iBook bare bones but looks nice. Where are dictionary, search routines, annotations? To be added by developers in their apps? Says the iBook people had only 2 weeks to get that together ??

Below is just the old 'sneak preview' put there for comparison.

I'll put the below here so we can see whether the real announcement matches this guy's sneak preview last night.

from GadgetLab today:
Apple is set to launch its new tablet today but entrepreneur and web personality Jason Calacanis seems to have stolen the company’s thunder by revealing a few key details ahead of the official event.

On his twitter feed Tuesay night, Calacanis claimed Apple gave him a tablet to test ten days ago under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). That NDA ended midnight Tuesday, he says. “It is the most amazing device ever,” Calacanis tweeted.

For those hungry to know more, Calacanis claimed to offer a peek into the Apple tablet’s features:

UPDATE3 There were maybe 3 items that were correct. The rest was his dream. So am striking through it all in case anyone thinks it's an itemization of the actual iPad.

* The tablet runs an “iPhone flavor operating system” and can handle multiple apps at the same time.
* The display is OLED but the device also offers an e-reading mode with longer battery life.
* It has two cameras–one in front, one at the back of the device so it works well for video conferencing.
* There’s a built-in HDTV tuner and PVR.
* There are thumbpads on each side for mouse gestures and fingerprint security for up to five profiles.
* The tablet will cost $600, $700 or $800, depending on size and memory
* There’s also a wireless keyboard and monitor connection for TV available, he says. [ I don't remember re the TV ]
* The tablet connects to other tablets over Wi-Fi for gaming and will include games such as Farmville, the Facebook game that has become a rage among users.
* Overall the tablet offers a battery life of two to three hours while playing games. But there’s a solar pad for recharging.

Sound too good to be true? We will know soon enough. Read Gadget Lab coverage of Apple’s tablet event live.
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  1. No, OLED's at this size (10 inch)are about $500 - 700..

  2. Yes, I posted that the OLED devices are said to cost $1,000 for something that size, alone.

    What's being shown is really amazing as expected though.

  3. Oh, I see, you're saying an OLED device that size is cheaper.

    I wish there were SOUND during all this. I guess we get the edited recording of all this by Apple later. Why not live?


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