Monday, July 27, 2009

Apple Tablet: the Rebirth of the Album?

Apple is already killing the game in so many ways. For multiple generations of consumers it has become increasingly clear that they just make the best products in their field. Now the Financial Times reports that Apple is on their way to offering a small but fully functional personal computer, ready for release this holiday season. The Tablet looks to present some serious competition for other music players, as well as the Kindle, as Apple has been in talks with both music and publishing companies regarding the project. From the Financial Times:

The device is expected to be launched alongside new content details, including some aimed at stimulating sales of CD-length music, according to people briefed on the project. This news comes amid rumors of a recent collaboration between Apple and the four major record labels (Warner, Sony, EMI and Universal) on the project. The touch-sensitive computer will have a screen that may be up to 10 inches diagonally.

It will connect to the internet like the iPod Touch – probably without phone capability but with access to the web, and to Apple’s online stores for software and entertainment.

Apple is gambling that it can succeed where everyone else has flopped, including Microsoft, which tirelessly pushed a tablet-ready version of its Windows operating system as a personal favourite of founder Bill Gates.

The entertainment industry is hoping that Apple, which revolutionised the markets for music players and for phones, can do it again. “It’s a portable entertainment device,” said one entertainment executive. “It’s going to be fabulous for watching movies.”

Recording industry executives said Apple planned to use the larger screen to offer new services such as interactive booklets and liner notes that come along with purchases of entire music CDs.

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4 comments:

  1. OH BOY...Imma PC but i think im gonna have to rock wit this one!!!! Oh yeah : )

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  2. Yeh thats definately going on the christmas wish list

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  3. Apple Tablet may be launched this Christmas or possibly as early as September. I hope this will be another great rally for apple earnings. I will buy one of this for sure. The iphone started to be too little to stay all the day looking things. I am a great fan of apple product so started collecting all the information (more than 200 sites) about Apple Tablet(News, Videos, Pics, Pre reviews, Rumors etc.,). If you are interested take a look at the below link
    http://markthispage.blogspot.com/2009/07/apple-tablet-large-iphone-or-ipod-touch.html

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  4. good lookin out ddadmin. always good to have the full scoop on stuff like this.

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