Tablets: Apple, Microsoft

The excitement in the tech world about Apple‘s rumored iTablet (iPad?) is getting close to fever pitch, culminating with an article in The New York Times today. But all the evidence suggests that the seeds of the iTablet were planted decades ago–so we’ve made a timeline for you. A real Apple junkie would connect the rumors of the upcoming device all the way back to a conceptual movie made in 1987, during the reign of John Sculley. Yet apart from the failed–if amazingly visionary–Apple Newton Message Pad, Apple’s activity has only kicked into overdrive fairly recently.
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Rumors abound regarding Microsoft‘s “Project Pink” Zune smartphone, but the device since disappeared from the news. It’s back again, matched with exciting rumors of an MS Tablet PC.
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2 thoughts on “Tablets: Apple, Microsoft

  1. With the lack of innovation from the recent iPhone, i won’t be going out to buy the first tablet. I’m gonna wait for the product to improve and the price to drop. Knowing Apple I won’t have to wait too long. I’d love to know many people had buyers guilt after going to purchase the first edition

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