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    Well it's today, or at least it is in the UK :D it's tablet day!

    I think we know so far that it'll be 10", running the iphone OS, we don't know if it'll have a built in phone/3g and need a contract (gulp) and sell for less than $1000. Some speculation on $699 with a contract and $999 without. Speculation on availability puts it anywhere between March and June :/

    I'm already wondering do I order one online as soon as the website comes back from it's overloading which will no doubt happen, or queue outside an apple store when they arrive. hmmmm
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    We dropped by the Apple store in Millenia Mall a couple of weeks ago and could not believe that, given the packed store, there wasn't a special sale or event going on. I can't imagine it with something special.

    Unless you like mass crowds, go with the "online" option.

    Now. In English please, and reallllllllly slow, just like I'm a six year old. What the hell is it?






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 187657
    We dropped by the Apple store in Millenia Mall a couple of weeks ago and could not believe that, given the packed store, there wasn't a special sale or event going on. I can't imagine it with something special.

    Unless you like mass crowds, go with the "online" option.
    That's true but but but when the iphone was launched, it was a true event. I was at the trafford centre mall and we were all excited little kids chatting, taking photos, genuinely nice atmosphere.

    Now. In English please, and reallllllllly slow, just like I'm a six year old. What the hell is it?
    Well the truth is, none of us really know yet, we just know we want one :D

    The idea is that it'll be an iphone thin type of device, about 10" screen that you'll be able to read ebooks on, browse the web, email, diary all that usual stuff but in a format that's easy to carry with a large enough screen to be useful.

    So all the usual ebook stuff, newspaper ready for you there in the morning without the waste of trees. millions of books to download when you want. dyanamic/interactive books and so on.

    I remember carrying so many law texts around, one girl used to wheel a suitcase around everyday with them all in! So all on a tablet would be great.

    Of course, all thats been done with the kindle and so on but many of us have been waiting for a more versatile device.

    So then you have all the iphone apps available as well.

    Some folks are saying pah, it'll be a niche thing that'll die out because it's too large to carry everywhere like a phone and it's not powerful, or the right format, for typing and doing heavy computer stuff on.

    All I can see is potential I was in a meeting earlier this week with 10 people and standing at the front, all I could see was a wall of laptops staring back at me. How great to get rid of all those, regain a flat writing surface again so everyone can see each other but one where your notes/scribbles are saved and perhaps turned into searchable text.

    Lie on the couch with a lightweight tablet reading the forums :D plan a trip in the diary all without feeling that it's a worky-computer if you know what I mean?

    The iphone screen is just too small for this, especially for ebooks.

    I can imagine so much for it but let's see what it actually is tomorrow :yes;
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    Well! Why in heck aren't we awaiting the new Keith Machine then? Seriously!?

    Does sound good, but does also sound a bit like "yet another" thing to have that doesn't quite do it all.

    However, I don't generally talk on my laptop, so that doesn't do it all either.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 187668
    Does sound good, but does also sound a bit like "yet another" thing to have that doesn't quite do it all.
    Well, that's exactly what some folks are wondering, will it be enough or will we all still want an iphone AND a tablet AND a laptop AND a desktop.

    We'll have to wait and see!
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    I'm almost convinced that we no longer need a desktop.

    Couldn't give up the laptop though. If I ever change jobs and lose this one, I'll be buying my own first off.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 187677
    I'm almost convinced that we no longer need a desktop.

    Couldn't give up the laptop though. If I ever change jobs and lose this one, I'll be buying my own first off.
    yep, laptop far more versatile I agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 187677
    I'm almost convinced that we no longer need a desktop.

    Couldn't give up the laptop though. If I ever change jobs and lose this one, I'll be buying my own first off.
    Totally agree, Tink. Our desktop is basically nothing more than a networking hub and backup. We currently have SIX laptops in our house! That's ONE more than the number of people that LIVE here!




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