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Old 01-17-2010, 04:02 PM   #301
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #302
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The iMiev is named after ev (electric vehicle).
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I am guessing the delay in the device was related to the power usage of the LCD screen and battery life overall.

A tablet device differs from an iphone because the screen would be on most of the time as you use it. They would have had to get battery life past 6-8 hrs, because any less makes it poor for mobile computing. Power is everywhere nowadays but not in some places like buses and some budget airlines, so if I take a reader on a bus I want more battery life.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:19 AM   #304
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I am guessing the delay in the device was related to the power usage of the LCD screen and battery life overall.

A tablet device differs from an iphone because the screen would be on most of the time as you use it. They would have had to get battery life past 6-8 hrs, because any less makes it poor for mobile computing. Power is everywhere nowadays but not in some places like buses and some budget airlines, so if I take a reader on a bus I want more battery life.

Your right but this is why apple arent and wont make a reader!

it will be a tablet and as such will run I reckon in the real world for approx 6 to 8 hours the same as a good laptop/netbook would. Which for the majority will be fine..


hey less than 10 days till we find out
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Actually I am looking for a iTouch with a bigger screen, a longer-lasting replaceable battery and connectivity to papers, magazines, and books. There are now a couple of very nice apps for the touch than allow book download and reading...just a bit small on an ipod.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #306
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The rumoured price says 800 for wireless and 1000 for phone equiped. Judging that the cheapest portable Mac is around 1100, it would be logical to assume* that it's a supersized iPod, or a new beast equiped with some iPod capacities.


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Old 01-18-2010, 12:20 PM   #307
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Well, apparently if it is the predicted form factor, it won't have a AMOLED screen. At least within a year or two.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:00 AM   #308
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Your right but this is why apple arent and wont make a reader!

it will be a tablet and as such will run I reckon in the real world for approx 6 to 8 hours the same as a good laptop/netbook would.
A tablet with 6-8 hours duration will certainly make it a reader. A multi-task reader, but a reader nonetheless.

I think we got to move beyond the notion that everyone wants to read only formal books or only web articles. It isn't an either/or decision for me, and a device that will do both with 6-8 hours duration is in the sweet spot to meet my needs.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:04 AM   #311
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If I were a marketing agent working fer a big company such as aPple, looking at threads such as this and others around, looking at all the enthousiasm surrounding this rumor, I'd holler my ass off to all the hardware developers in the company to get the d***** product out there.
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