In the old telephone dial-up, modem pool days there were a lot of people re-selling their data connections to provide on-ramps to the Information Superhighway. Now that’s about all you can drive on is the Superhighway. All the back streets and side roads are slowly kind of being ignored by the more popular social networking platforms
To have a really competitive tablet computer you need to have a really good battery and a very conservative cpu with a low TDP (Thermal Design Power). The reason is a tablet is even more portable than the old Portable PC. No one wants to hookup to a power adapter just to get through the day. However, maybe at the end of the day when they go to bed they will plug in the tablet. A cell phone style System on a Chip is a much bigger step towards that goal if it can ship in a Windows 8 tablet. Read On:
Speculation within in the IT rumors and hints and whispers department concerning Apple’s Tablet PC continue un-abated. Just today speculation is the device will use an Organic LED screen which in the past has meant a high dollar premium for anything larger than a 3″ cell phone screen. What’s even scarier is predicting how much Apple stock will increase in price based on projected revenue from the Mac Tablet. Here now is one wild projection.
True to form, Apple is keeping a tight lid on their Mac Tablet. But all rumors are pointing to a release early in 2010. The announcement of the device may come in September of this year at the point where new iPod products are announced. Other scuttle-butt indicates Verizon may be providing it’s Fourth Generation… Continue reading Tablet device coming early next year
Say you that own a cell phone and you’re already an AT&T subscriber. You envy all your friends who have purchased iPhones, but you know AT&T forces you to buy a pretty substantial data plan to connect that iPhone to the Internet where you may roam. That’s bee the single biggest deal breaker for me since the iPhone was introduced. So what if you could have an iPhone (sort of) without paying for the Data Plan?
Without a doubt everyone is falling all over themselves to post hints and whispers from China about new Apple products. This weeks rumor is, yet again, announcing a forthcoming Apple tablet pc. What is more interesting to me is the underlying guts of the machine. This tablet will not use the Intel Atom processor like so many other netbooks, but will be using a cell phone derived processor from the company Apple acquired 2 years ago called PA Semiconductor. If Apple uses a custom CPU in the tablet pc, what is the likely benefit?