X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Last Minute Apple Tablet Release Predictions

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

So with Apple’s impending release announcement of the iPad/iSlate/iTablet – whatever it’s called, I thought I’d take a gamble on what I think are the highest likelihood features, specs and pricing we’ll see from Apple later today.

apple_tablet_leaked_pic

While much of what I’ll lay out here is speculation on my part, it’s all grounded in various reports, leaks and industry insiders that I’ve been gathering over the last few weeks and months. So without further ado, here goes nothing.

I predict that the almighty Apple Tablet will….

  1. include a 10.1-inch rectangular LED-backlit LCD display (2nd runner up: a Pixel Qi display)
  2. look a whole lot like the picture above – clean lines, extremely thin (8 to 9 mm), but with the addition of a single home button like the iPhone
  3. be the same proportions as a sheet of paper for ease of magazine or book reading, so 16×9 movies will have black bars at top and bottom
  4. offer both multitouch capabilities as well as a new gesture-based interface that lets you interact with the display without even touching it
  5. have mulitouch sensors on the back of the display, similar to the tech in the Mighty Mouse
  6. run on an ARM Cortex CPU, with a nVidia Tegra graphics chip
  7. run on a new version of the iPhone OS, renamed iOS – capable of running all iPod Touch apps, but it won’t make phone calls
  8. have all of the same motion sensor and accelerometer tech the iPhone has
  9. be capable of playing near HD quality video (probably 720p resolution)
  10. have a full desktop-quality version of the iTunes store built-in
  11. have a front-facing camera for video chat
  12. will include 802.11N wireless networking, but optional 3G connectivity for major cell carriers
  13. offer no user-expandable memory or battery
  14. include Microsoft Bing as its default search engine
  15. base model will sell for $499 (USD) with a 2-year Verizon or AT&T contract for data access, $799 without subsidy
  16. come in both a 32GB version ($499/$799 USD) or a 64GB version ($699/$999 USD) – both will use SSD memory
  17. will release in late March 2010 (my guess: March 24th)
  18. be called the iPad
  19. long-shot: offer tactile feedback with its on-screen virtual keyboard
  20. long-shot: include a wireless base station for loading personal media from cameras
  21. long-shot: include wireless HDMI for streaming HD video directly to your television

All will be revealed this afternoon, so check back later and we’ll see how close my predictions turn out.

Feel free to speculate with your own thoughts below…

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Eclectic Method Cooks up an Awesome Fifth Element Remix

Eclectic Method Cooks up an Awesome Fifth Element Remix

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled

Driven: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Driven: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo

Polestar to Develop Electrified Performance Cars for Volvo

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe