So much for “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”: Companies of all shapes & sizes are coming out of the woodwork throwing around tablet-style gadgets, and some of them aren’t even being shy about referring to them as “slates” on the heels of the recent news that Apple has procured a trademark on the name “iSlate,” possibly as a name for their own forthcoming tablet.
Let’s have a look at what’s been announced so far, and what we know about each device.
If Apple doesn't introduce some kind of tablet device at the end of
this month, they're going to be just about the only ones. Everyone,
even Microsoft is getting into the game, including the latest
As rumored only hours before, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the wraps off a new touchscreen tablet running Windows 7 during his CES keynote Wednesday night. Did they steal some of Apple’s tablet thunder?
Despite the fact that AT&T has whined almost incessantly about
smartphone users gobbling up bandwidth and despite the fact that CEO
Ralph de la Vega seems to think there just isn't enough 3G capacity,
gosh darnit, and iPhone users might have to be throttled back on their
data plans, the carrier is ready to add more smartphones.
Anyone else see some disconnect between these facts?
On February 9, 2010, thousands of Mac enthusiasts will gather together,
as they do every year, for the annual rite of passage known as the
Macworld Expo. They’ll get their badges, wait in line for seats to the
keynote speech, and then a funny thing will happen. Apple CEO Steve
Jobs will not appear. In fact, no Apple executive will appear on
stage--for the first time since 1997.
We already know that Apple is pulling out of Macworld. But, does the
company have plans to move to CES, the colossal electronics showcase
that takes place in Las Vegas every year around the same time as
Macworld? Jason Oxman from the Consumer Electronics Association told
CNET this weekend that next year, there will be space on the showroom
floor set aside specifically for Apple-related products.