More details leak from Apple Insider about the new Tablet.
The latest rumor out of the Wall Street Journal indicates Electronic Arts is working with Apple on software to demonstrate the game-playing capabilities of the tablet. What better way to unveil a product, then with some kick a^% games!
New leaked photos have been posted over @ the Mac Observer. Similar to photos seen before but this time the bezel is placed over a macbook keyboard to give the photo / device some sort of scale. Rough estimates of the screen size would make this device around 10 inches. BS and Real? Let us know what you think..
iPad vs iSlate seems to be the HUGE debate right now. Macrumors has just dropped more information suggesting the new Apple Tablet could become the iPad.
Not good news for Intel or ARM but great news for Apple! A new note Wednesday from UBS Investment Research cited industry checks in forecasting that the Apple tablet will be powered by a processor designed by P.A. Semi and built by Samsung. Analyst Maynard Um said it would likely be a complex system on a chip design.
Um pegged Hon Hai Precision Co. as the manufacturer for the tablet, and said LG Display will likely supply most of the screens, with AUO being a second source.
Other parts noted by UBS were:
* Connectors from Chen Uei and Hon Hai
* Wintek, Sintek and TPK as touch suppliers
* Batteries from Simplo and Dynapack
* NAND flash memory from Samsung
* Broadcom to provide a "combo" chip for connectivity
The note said the tablet is expected to hit the market at some point in the first half of 2010.
"Key will be timing and price points, in order to asses how material it could be for suppliers," Um wrote. "In addition, how convincing the device will be could generate debate as per whether the tablet device category could be revived and help overall demand."
Apple purchased fabless chip designer P.A. Semi for $278 million in 2008. The company specialized in sophisticated but low-power designs
Apple is understood to have approached several UK mobile phone networks, including Orange, about selling its forthcoming tablet computer to British customers.
The device, rumoured to be called the iSlate, has created a buzz among mobile phone operators not seen since Apple pitted several networks against each other in the race for the exclusive British rights to sell the iPhone in 2007. That deal was clinched by O2 at the last minute when it barged aside Orange and Vodafone.
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