Is this real..
for long industry analysts and tech blogs have been predicting the possibility of a larger hand held device from Apple. There are hundreds of Photoshopped artist impressions of this device floating over the Internet. Many blogs even have guessed the hardware configurations too.
Yep, there is certainly a market for such a device, one that can converge an UMPC ,a PMP and an e book reader. Something that you can flick out of your jacket to surf the internet with full featured browser, connect and copy files from your digicam or usb storage, watch a movie or connect to your car's GPS system while driving.
No wonder we all expect Apple to come up with a tablet, a bigger 10 inch iPod touch with loads of memory and connectivity options. Its natural that expectations are higher this time, thanks to iPhone.
Industry gurus are predicting September to be a big month expect this game changer announcement during the upcoming keynote address. iTunes 9.0 announcement indicates that a hardware announcement is highly possible. Major upgrades to iTunes have been always coupled with new hardware announcements.
Pricing has been predicted to be in the range of 700 to 1000$ which is almost double the current netbooks, but well, that's the way Apple does business and nobody really complains.
There are hundreds of Photoshopped artist impressions of this device floating over the internet. Many blogs even have guessed the hardware configurations too.
The best one is this post from Gizmodo that have listed the challenges Apple will face in making this device a blockbuster like iPhone or iPod. And check the video here, which may not be true but certainly interesting.
Images via Gizmodo, the gadget guide