Silicon Alley Insider’s Dan Frommer is stirring up more buzz over the rumored Applet iTablet … or whatever the multi-purpose high def device is going to be called:
- iPod Touch HD?
- Media Pad?
- Son of Newton?
- “Kindle Killer?”
iPhonAsia believes that SAI is right. An Apple tablet device may be on its way later this year. Note to Amazon, when it arrives, pull over to the side of the road, cause the Apple device is going to blow the doors off. The new tablet device will likely provide many of the same features/benefits as the iPod Touch but with a full version Snow Leopard OS and massive storage. The device is rumored to have a 10″ screen. Plenty big to watch high def movies, read e-books and play games. This Apple device won’t be just for fun and games. With a full version of Snow Leopard, the device should be able to function as an ultra portable Macbook, albeit with a full touch screen.
Here is an excerpt from Dan Frommer’s SAI post:
… “we still think the ultra-portable computing market is going to be led by a well-designed, all-purpose gadget that’s good at Web, reading, multimedia, and some games. Bigger than the iPod touch, a bit smaller than the Kindle DX, and not as cramped as a netbook. And we haven’t seen that yet.
It sounds like Apple’s “media pad” or “iPod touch HD” — supposedly in development — could do all of those well. If priced right, and designed as well as Apple’s other recent portables, it could do very well — zooming past netbooks and e-book readers on sales charts.”