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Former Google exec gives Apple iSlate prediction

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2010 17:29 User comments (4)

Former Google exec gives Apple iSlate prediction Ex-Google China president Kai-Fu Lee has thrown in his own predictions for the much-hyped but still not official Apple iSlate tablet, saying that he believes the tablet will be unveiled January 26th, will cost under $1000 USD and will have 3D graphics.
Lee continued: "Most surprising: Apple predicts production of nearly 10 million [units] in the first year!"

The exec cited a close friend with knowledge of the situation, which seems more credible given Lee's former title and his former job at Apple in the 90s.

The iSlate will have a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen, support for e-books and videoconferencing, "3D graphics support" and a virtual keyboard like the one used on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Continuing on, Lee says the device will weigh half of what the MacBook Air weighs.

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4 user comments

12.1.2010 22:57
llongtheD
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He predicts it will cost under $1000 USD?
This dude must have a crystal ball or something, no one would have predicted that. Part gypsy? Go figure.

23.1.2010 2:25

Is Apple shooting for the cool factor on this one? Cause if it comes out being priced at $999 (there you go it's under $1000) who in their right mind would go for this if you have other options out there for a much cheaper price.

33.1.2010 2:28

Originally posted by llongtheD:
He predicts it will cost under $1000 USD?
This dude must have a crystal ball or something, no one would have predicted that. Part gypsy? Go figure.

Haha,LOL!
I would make an even bolder prediction...I think it will have a rectangular-like shape.

47.12.2010 0:01

Hard to trust anonymous sources. Specs, the new gadget look great. The projector sounds cool but seems odd for apple(makes me doubt the credibility of this) that's also a large processor for a tablet, battery life would be horrible on a machine with such a powerful processor and a small battery. And I dunno if apple would allow that with their new focus on battery power. Oh well looks cool, sounds cool, I'd buy it if it was well below a grand, but I question the authenticity and credibility of this article. Then again, it is phone arena.

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