The Apple Tablet, a fan boy’s wet dream to a reality rub tug?

courtesy of creative genius not affiliated with apple, or are they.

So the internet has been set on fire by the possibility of an Apple Tablet. Dubbed the “iSlate”, because of domain registration by the Cupertino company, the as of this moment publicly unseen product will be something. Rumors are saying the product will be feature everything from the mouth watering front facing camera for iChat sessions to more than unnecessary multi-touch on the back of the unit. The rumors are almost always never fulfilled, but I hope that more than one of the rumors are fulfilled by the company.

My 2 cents says it will be a “Life Device”. It won’t be a full fledged computer. For obvious technical reasons. It will be a mini computer that can go with you anywhere. Think of it as a mix of the geographic computing freedom that a netbook provides and the form factor and information potential that a kindle or e-book possesses. An iPhone is a suffice solution but the screen really hinders the iPhone potential compared to what a tablet, or “iSlate”, would provide.

another mock up courtesy of another creative genius

What do I mean by “Life Device”? The iPhone is a good example. Before the prevalent days of smart phones, which hasn’t really been that long, gathering and pulling information to you would consist of sitting in front of a bulky desktop computer or, to the more mobile minded user, a laptop tethered to either a Ethernet cord or a wife connection. A great solution that calls for the days that people sat in front of a television to wait for their favorite show to turn on or get their news.

Smart phones, and the iPhone, more specifically gave people the ability to do things when and where they want to. No longer powering the device; the device empowered you. You could take pictures and video and send them out to all your friends. Find a restaurant and set a dinner time through text message. Play games without actually being in their near vicinity. Settle friendly conversations about who was the starting point guard for the LA Clippers in the ’92 season. All of this things encompass what a “Life Device” means to me.

The iPhone does those things well, but the iPhone is just a small screen factor phone. It will never be 8 or 10 inches as this “iSlate” is suppose to be. Imagine being able to take great quality photos and videos and edit them as soon as you are done filming without fumbling on a roughly 3 inch screen. Or being able to read a book as it’s meant to be in landscape mode or a magazine in the more format friendly vertical mode. How about playing 3D game experience comparable to what a Nintendo DSi or a PSP offers. The possibilities are endless.

As a fan of Apple and the things that they have produced for the last 10 years, I will be more than glad that they are releasing something for the new decade. The company always amazes us with innovative products that don’t create markets, but revolutionize them. Whatever they put up don’t be surprise to see hundreds, if not thousands, of customers lining up. You never know, in one year will be looking back and saying what else do they have in store for the next decade.

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2 comments
  1. iPad said:

    Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new iPad, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help us decide if it’s the right choice.

  2. desktop computers these days gets obsolete the day that they are shipped considering how fast technology updates.`-

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