Monday, December 28, 2009

Apple iSlate

It looks like Apple has purchased the domain name iSlate.com

I thought Apple would call their upcoming tablet the iTablet, the MacTablet, the iPad, or the MacPad. I suppose the word "tablet" is too broad - it could refer to pills and drugs. The word "pad" sounds too much like "pod" so that could cause a ton of confusion. The word "slate" is safe. After all, tablet computers are generally classified as a slate or a convertible tablet.

I like the sound of iSlate. Let's see if that's what Apple ends up choosing when they make their announcement. The big question in my mind is: will the Apple Tablet run the iPhone OS or Mac OS X? (I think I already know the answer, but I'm hoping that I Apple will prove me wrong)

It's really a shame that Apple won't be reviving the Newton MessagePad brand. The Newton MessagePad will always be my favorite gadget. It's such a shame that Apple killed the Newton.

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