Originally Posted by squareback
Oh baby its that time again.
Ipad, Itablet, ipalette, Iscribe, Islate, whatever it's called I'm ready for the next big thing.
I see it with most functions and features rumored about.
With the addition of:
voice recognition controls, voice transcription,
I actually think this one is very possible.
New input options, virtual keyboards, multitouch frontside and backside, inputs adaptable, customizable to suit required functions.
Would a tablet that is to Touch sensitive end up with emotional problems?
HD display with ccd sensors , face recognition, view tracking, view controlled , 3d enabled
photo voltaic cells under display allow solar recharging.
Apple has patents here but I have to wonder what is taking them so long to implement. Especially on the small screen iPods. I don't expect high performance charging but rather greatly extended battery life.
cell, wifi, wimax, bluetooth, am-fm, HD radio, satellite, weather band, marine band, IR, police scanner, rfid transceivers.
You missed shortwave. By the way that might sound like a lot of radios to some but many of them are already built into the iPhone or could easily be. FM being one example.
front and rear video cameras
Nope cameras could be seen as a waste here.
universal remote, media controller, smart home controller
DLP pico projector
Made in the USA by union labor.
Not all union labor is bad you know. However if it is the same mentality that has been seen in Detroit then we would end up with a "s&!t box" of a tablet that would need a major overhaul every three months.
The big problem with doing the machine in the USA is that all the support industries are gone or not as advanced as they need to be.
That last one's a little crazy.
Crazy, no not really. If Americans would resist buying simply on price our economy could be in far better shape than it is. I say could because our government is a big problem with respect to the overal economic decline. Besides I don't see direct labor as a big issue when Apple is taking 60 & 70% margins on it's Touch devices. This is the flip side of the discussion, that is companies obsessed with being pigs and making as much profit as possible.