Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Apple Tablet


WritingLight, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

The latest rumors have it that Apple is going to introduce a new tablet. It's going to be sort of a 10 inch version of the iPhone-bigger than an iPhone but smaller than a Macbook.

I totally want to get one of these, for several reasons. For starters, I've been putting off getting an iPhone for years. Sure, I've wanted one, but the price of the service is just so expensive. The rumors swirling around the tablet suggest that it will be able to connect to WiFi, rather than be a traditional iPhone, and there are rumors that Verizon will offer service. Verizon is my current carrier, so I'm excited about this. I'd be happy to add tablet service to my current cell phone line and I think the Apple tablet would be the tablet to get.

Another good thing about this is that they expect the tablet to be able to run many of the iPhone applications. There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone applications-everything from turn-by-turn GPS to a flashlight, not to mention many photo-based applications.

Generally speaking, I think the iPhones are great and really want one, I just do not want to pay the high fees associated with having one. By offering up this tablet, Apple is tapping into the netbook market, providing a larger "screened" iPhone (sort of a "maxi Phone" if you will) and also cutting into the market for things like the Kindle.

I think this new tablet is going to be amazing, which is probably why it will be a complete flop. But, of course, not before I get mine. *Sigh*

Until next time...

2 comments:

mythopolis said...

Techno-porn addiction......not a pretty picture.

Carol said...

I hear that tables are the next hot thing at the big consumer electronics show in Vegas this year. Maybe I'll get that iSlate sooner than expected? *Fingers crossed*