Apple Media Pad

Apple Media Pad tipped for Holiday launch with Verizon data subsidy

Apple Media Pad tipped for Holiday launch with Verizon data subsidy

Apple have hardly hung up their phone after pretty much denying any netbook or ultramobile device intent in their quarterly financial call, and the latest Apple Tablet rumor is already out.  According to The Street, Apple are working with Verizon Wireless on a 9- to 10-inch touchscreen device  - the device we've previously heard referred to as the Apple Media Pad - similar in concept to the iPod touch and which will, at least initially when it arrives in time for the holidays, be available subsidized through the carrier. 

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Apple Tablet tipped for October announce, $800 tag

The iPhone 3GS managed to distract attention from the regular Apple Tablet rumors, but thanks to the China Times speculation is back with a vengeance.  The paper is claiming that the device will arrive in October this year, priced at around $800, and - like we heard back in May - use Wintek capacitive touchscreens.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

The SlashGear team have been surprisingly mobile this week, with part one of our Lincoln MKS road-test, and toting Sprint's version of the MiFi 2200 portable EVDO hotspot around.  We still found enough time to get frantically excited about the Palm Pre, though, which we now know will launch on June 6th for $199.99. 

That excitement is tempered with the ongoing rumors that stocks may be severely curtailed on launch day.  Not only have Best Buy and RadioShack insiders been talking of minimal handset numbers come June 6th, Sprint's own CEO is warning that the Pre will likely be in short supply for the first couple of months.  The concern is that all of Palm's momentum since CES back in January could fizzle out, as Apple are expected to announce a third-generation iPhone two days after the Pre's launch.

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Apple Media Pad touchscreen to be Wintek supplied

Once again, Apple and Wintek have been thrown together in the ongoing saga of the Apple Media Pad touchscreen tablet.  First tipped back in March as supplier of 10-inch capacitive touch-panels for an unannounced product from the Cupertino company, further sources - this time notebook-related IC designers - have reconfirmed that Wintek has won the panel order from Apple.

Apple Media Pad won’t launch until 2010 says analyst

Apple Media Pad won’t launch until 2010 says analyst

Apple's rumored Media Pad touchscreen tablet is coming, but not as fast as many are expecting.  That's the latest opinion from perennial Apple commentator, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.  Munster has published a note today stating his opinion that development a touchscreen tablet is underway, but that since it'll require a third-generation of mobile OS X "more robust" than that on the iPhone, it won't hit the market until 2010.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2009

It's been another week dominated by cellphones here at SlashGear, with our exclusive review of the HTC Touch Diamond2 plus plenty of news from the rival Android smartphone camp.  The HTC Magic launched on Vodafone Spain, but we were more interested in the Samsung I7500, a super-skinny slice of 5-megapixel Android loveliness.  Check out the live demo video here.

Apple Media Pad concept certainly looks hot

Apple Media Pad concept certainly looks hot

Nothing like a new Apple device rumor to get the concept artists scurrying to their graphics tablets, and there's something particularly alluring about the prospect of an Apple Media Pad.  MacFormat's illustrator Adam Benton came up with these concept shots, envisioning the Media Pad as an overgrown iPod touch.

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iPhone Lite and Apple Media Pad in works for Verizon?

iPhone Lite and Apple Media Pad in works for Verizon?

After talk earlier this week regarding Apple and Verizon's ongoing negotiations, rumors regarding two new mobile devices already in the prototyping stage have leaked from Cupertino.  The Apple iPhone Lite and the Apple Media Pad are both tipped as headed for Verizon, the former a cheaper iPhone and the latter having a large touchscreen, VoIP and WiFi connectivity.

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