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    Re: New Apple tablet rumor: Larger form factor running Mac OS X

    CES seems completely riddled with slates, tablets, and ereaders. All sizes and platforms (except Apple). No killer apps though, no game changers.
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    Re: New Apple tablet rumor: Larger form factor running Mac OS X

    Lars,
    Maybe one of the reasons there are so many tablets, slates and other things being put on display at CES is simply to attempt a pre-emptive response to the rumors about Apple having a tablet soon ;-) Interesting article:

    http://ces.cnet.com/8301-31045_1-10431012-269.html

    Seems like folks feel that they have to show that they too are ready with something, even if no killer apps and stuff, as you suggest. The example of MS showing an HP tablet underscores this......not sure if a trend will develop because of Apple, but they sure want to show they are ready ;-)

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    Re: New Apple tablet rumor: Larger form factor running Mac OS X

    Tablets are nothing new, this happens every year at CES. Just Google 'tablet pc CES 2009'

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    Re: New Apple tablet rumor: Larger form factor running Mac OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by LJL View Post
    Lars,
    Maybe one of the reasons there are so many tablets, slates and other things being put on display at CES is simply to attempt a pre-emptive response to the rumors about Apple having a tablet soon ;-) Interesting article:

    http://ces.cnet.com/8301-31045_1-10431012-269.html

    Seems like folks feel that they have to show that they too are ready with something, even if no killer apps and stuff, as you suggest. The example of MS showing an HP tablet underscores this......not sure if a trend will develop because of Apple, but they sure want to show they are ready ;-)

    LJ
    Apple against the world, eh? No, not really. Media loves to spin things around Apple though.

    These products and prototypes have been in the works for 6-24 months. CES is a natural place and time to show off new products and prototypes, regardless what Apple events may be on the horizon. The reason we are seeing many products now is that hardware and software has evolved to a point where it makes sense to make a good and cost-effective device. This includes Apple, who is just as limited by component suppliers as anyone else.

    Remember what I said a few days ago about 2010 being the year of the tablet? That's hardly something made up by me just now. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time.
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