Video surfaces of alleged Apple tablet
Furniture shopping for the 21st century
The French website Nowhereelse.fr has obtained what it suggests may be a video of the long-rumored Apple tablet:
Interestingly, the video shows the tablet - which is about the same size as countless rumors have suggested - being used not for reading a fancy sports mag or playing flicks, but instead shopping for furniture and kitchen cabinets.
Also of amusement - and possibly a bit of French whimsy - is an item on the desk behind the alleged tablet demo: a sheet of paper with images of Apple's ill-fated Newton MessagePad (model uncertain) and eMate 300. Très amusant!
Since our French is worse than rusty, we turned to the ever-amusing Google translator for help, which converted the conclusion of the site's Gallic musings to "this video is a beautiful but pure assembly or an authentic first glimpse of the famous tablet, I WANT THE SHELF!"
Don't we all, mon ami, don't we all. ®
if you think that's massive
Wait until Microsoft brings out their copy-cat version, the Zablet.
It's basically just their coffee table computer without legs. Eat THAT Apple!
Newton in the background
Looks like an OMP to me. Model H1000. Still have a stylus for one of those somewhere, and a PSU for that there eMate.
As for the tablet - fake or real that seems a pointless piece of kit. You'd have to buy one of those geeky messenger bags and pretend your 20 years old (that'll work for me, I'm 52) or walk around all day with it in your hand. Does it come with a free t-shirt that says 'I'm a posing twat, please rob me'?
Very impractical. My iPhone pretty much does it all now anyway, although a bluetooth keyboard wouldn't go amiss. For full internet use my iBook suits me as well. This is one piece of Apple kit I won't be buying.
Real or fake, it's a turkey.
Has Jobby another Newton on his hands!
I suspect a mock-up, or one of the many Chinese Slates (that are quite common due to the difficulties associated with Chinese character sets).
The physical layout is poor precluding easy grip at the sides, poor screen to touch ratio and, amongst other things, lacks the purity of design over function that fruit flavoured products adhere to. The firmware seems stable but the user interface again lacks that Apple look.
If an iSlate is ever released we will have the FanBoys beating at the doors of Apple stores to be an early adopter, i don’t think this will do it.
And, where’s El Reg’s report on the official study indicating that Apple FanBoys are quite mad!
Not fake, I agree...
Quite agree, this is the ICD device. Tegra from nVidia comes with a very nice touch interface indeed, played around with protos a long time ago now. Check the new HTC HD for example.
Not Fake ...
... it's an ICD Vega.
/ late with comment, catching up with week's news