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Re: Please Don't Let This Thing Be Named 'iSlate'
Posted by: Chris Maxcer 2010-01-05 08:27:24
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Over the holidays, several revelations came to light about the fabled Apple tablet computer -- which, even to this day, Apple hasn't admitted exists. The revelations: One, Apple has rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where the company is expected to make a big announcement on Jan. 26 or 27. Two, in a flurry of online investigations, MacRumors, courtesy of a tip from iPhone app developer Mark Gurman, reported that Apple owns the domain name "iSlate.com."


One hopes Apple's marketing team is way to smart
Posted by: GregMG451 2010-01-06 07:58:54 In reply to: Chris Maxcer
Great story -- yes, iSlate is a terrible name for every reason you mention. And yes, the name does matter, also pinpointed completely. With the marketplace already hot with existing models, and Microsoft's long rumored (very long!) tablet computer with HP on the horizon, it is not going to be the introduction of the iPhone--it will be a push and shove match with some very well-designed and marketed competition.

Which is why we can assume Apple is going to make this much more than an e-book reader with an iPod Touch attached. I assume Apple will have everyone peeing in their pants standing in line for a must-have device. :-)

If this device has iWork on it, and an output for projection, it will be in the hands of every graphic designer, marketing guru, and salesman who dares to carry an Apple branded product. I hope.
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