Asus said to be making gadget inspired by gadget Apple is said to be making
Little rumours have lesser rumours upon their backs to bite 'em
You just can't argue with this kind of tittle-tattle (surely, 'insightful speculation' - Ed), can you? Asus is said to be preparing a handheld tablet with a 4in and/or 7in display and both mobile internet device and tablet PC functionality.
It'll be dubbed the Eee Pad.
So says a 'source' cited by DigiTimes - no need for a link; the original says no more than the previous two paragraphs do - who added that the device is "inspired by the rumours of Apple's planned tablet".
So a device one company has not acknowledged exists has influenced a device another company has not acknowledged exists.
To quote a well-known figure from British history: "So what you are saying is that something you have never seen is slightly less blue than... something you have never seen."
Actually, such is the hype surrounded not only Apple's anticipated iPad but e-book readers in general - and Asus has indicated it's working on such a product - that we're certain the rumoured MID is Asus' EeePad-not-iPad.
Darnit, now we're doing it too... ®
ASUS - one of the best (better than Acer)
Although a small company we have 41 work stations each equipped with between three and six screens/computers per workstation and 50% are rotated for new equipment each year.
ASUS has consistently proved, to us, to be the best choice as they supply a full compliment of drivers and associated software whereas our Acer machines had only drivers for XP and Vista.
But the Acers do have one unusual feature, they are silent! Acer service still hasn't found the right driver or a driver that will work with our XP OS.
I think the secret is that Asus, in making computers for other OEM's, learns from others mistakes and avoids them.
That's a nice looking piece of kit. Does it come with some template Contacts pre-loaded, preferably the spokesmodel's phone number?
he said that she said ..
I find the title of the story ironic considering the Reg is saying something that another site said they heard some other guy say ...
It's already here, just from a different company.
I hate to burst everyone's bubble that thinks this is a new innovation, but mini touch tablets are already here.
They offer it in both a 5 and 7 inch version, fully capable of connecting to your cell providers network. Available with either Win XP or Win 7 on a SSD, the later being the more touch friendly. Unlike anything apple would ever support, this even has a built in slot for an SDHC card, also a 2 way USB connection to connect to another computer to share files and whatever else directly.
If you aren't happy with just the standard windows touch system, don't worry. Viliv has built in a fully supported touch menu themselves.
That's such a great headline
Non existent thing based on other non-existent thing might turn out to be similar.