From where I live, the announcement is 9 hours away
ztrand wrote:I don't like Apple, but I still have an iphone since it's just too awesome. I'm afraid i'll have to buy this tablet thingy as well, so i'm actually hoping it will be crap
"don't like Apple" but still have an iPhone.....hmph
tanker27 wrote:WTF! Could they not have called something else.......gawd.....the jokes will be endless. /sigh
ztrand wrote:Yeah. Name is so-so. Jury is still out on whether I have to buy it or not (Bezel is too thick imo). Interface looks pretty slick. I want specs!
Powered by custom Apple chip called A4. 1GHz, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB storage. 802.11n, WiFi, Bluetooth. 10 hours of battery life.
Jive wrote:Steve Jobs: "You can browse the web with it. It's the best web experience you've ever had."
It doesn't even have Flash, and Mr. Jobs loaded up a website with flash content on it only to see the missing plugin content icon pop up. /Facepalm
derFunkenstein wrote:Powered by custom Apple chip called A4. 1GHz, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB storage. 802.11n, WiFi, Bluetooth. 10 hours of battery life.
Since it can run unmodified apps from the iTunes store, my guess is the A4 is an ARM derivative of some sort, but considerably faster than any existing iPod. From what I've read, best guesses have put the iPhone 3Gs at around 600MHz and similar for the 3rd gen iTouch.
Since they also mention a pixel-doubled full screen for existing apps, I'm guessing the full resolution is 960x640. They'd have to scale your typical 1024-pixel-wide webpage by a little bit, around 6%.
Krogoth wrote:Care to enlightenment me?
derFunkenstein wrote:$500 for the 16GB version isn't bad. That's the same price as a decent netbook, and a netbook is still larger and generally stuck with a desktop OS. I'd say the touch interface and smaller size are worth the price premium.
edit: curse you Thresher!
I think it depends on what your using it for, if it's media consumption, then this would probably win out (except 16 gigs isn't a whole lot when you think that the resolution data need is probably 4x as much). If it's productivity, I'd go with a netbook. At 500 though it's skirting the lower end laptop range.
I think they priced it in a good range, I'm not going to buy one, but I still think they priced it in the right range. I also didn't realize how expensive the kindle was.
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