Report: Apple in Tablet Talks with Australian Media

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SamuelL421

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As far as we're concerned, the biggest news here is that this tablet is looking more and more like an ereader. A little less exciting than a tablet in my opinion.
Agreed, there's going to have to be a lot of added functionality vs the ipod touch or iphone to make this worthwhile to most people.

As a graphic designer, the idea of a true apple tablet is interesting (I'm thinking wacom tablet + imac). But an apple e-reader? I'll pass.
 

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I think we all know that Steve Jobs would never settle for an E-reader. He will demand that his employees make it do everything. (except for 1 critical thing everyone wants--like push email).

I'm guessing this thing will up the ante in the handheld gaming/movie competition and the e-reader part is just an add-on. This kind of legwork in contacting media companies before launch is one of the reasons I think apple does so well--they wont launch it until they get everything in place..
 

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[citation][nom]ravewulf[/nom]What is with all these eReaders all of a sudden?I would still much rather use my laptop or desktop[/citation]

Not me, I read for hours at a time, continuously reading fine text from a backlit screen over that amount of time puts enormous strain on your eyes, especially at the kind of distance you normally are from a book you are holding. and thats before you go in to the inability to get 'lost in the book' whilst reading, thus spoiling enjoyment of most works of fiction. Laptops and desktops are just plain awkward for prolonged reading. (H&S guidance tells people to take regular eyebreaks when working with computers, something you hardly want to do when engrossed in a book, not that any of us bother doign that, probably why our eyes feel so strained at the end of a day in the office).
 

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Jane, shame on you. No link to Asher Moses' article in the Sydney Morning Herald? Well, here it is for all to read...

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/apple-shops-tablet-around-australia-20091027-hijk.html

Pretty much all rumour, no facts, but since the 'world' (as defined by the 48 contiguous States of the US of A) is so eager for apple news...

Maybe you should have posted the article of a few days ago, where it was discussed how, once again, we Aussies were getting raped by M$ in the Win 7 release...
 

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[citation][nom]dman3k[/nom]Should Amazon or Sony start screaming patents and accuse Apple of being copycats like Apple does to their competition?[/citation]

You mean like Nokia?
 

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[citation][nom]croc[/nom]Jane, shame on you. No link to Asher Moses' article in the Sydney Morning Herald? Well, here it is for all to read...http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life [...] -hijk.htmlPretty much all rumour, no facts, but since the 'world' (as defined by the 48 contiguous States of the US of A) is so eager for apple news...Maybe you should have posted the article of a few days ago, where it was discussed how, once again, we Aussies were getting raped by M$ in the Win 7 release...[/citation]

Sorry. Actually did include the link but didn't realise it was broken. Should be all fixed now though. So I guess me and my shame will be on our way.
 
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