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Apple Tablet coming with “Cocktail” interactive album extras?

Apple Tablet coming with “Cocktail” interactive album extras?

Apple's internet tablet, aka the Apple Media Pad, has racked up another mainstream press mention over the weekend, with the Financial Times reporting that the "up to 10-inch" device will arrive in time for the holidays and potentially be launched alongside a new interactive media system that record companies hope will drive digital album sales.  Codenamed "Cocktail" according to those familiar with the project, the system has seen Apple partner with EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music Group, to develop a package of interactive booklet, sleeve and other information.

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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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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 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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