Originally Posted by melgross
I don't see a big enough market for a device such as this. Possibly sometime in the future, if something new comes out that people MUST use, that requires a tablet. But there isn't any killer app or device yet that fits that need.
I think you're looking at this from the perspective of a traditional Apple pro user.
A larger ipod touch with bluetooth (enabling the use of a bluetooth keyboard and earphones, and sync with a computer), a 5-7 inch screen, and running a more advanced version of OSX, WOULD
probably sell like hotcakes.
It would primarily target the ENTERTAINMENT
market, but could also serve as a functional umpc, mid, pda etc. for business use.
The true revenue producers for Apple are in this segment: ala iphone, touch and ipods.
The new computing paradigm is quickly going to move toward mobility. All in one thin client, portable slates.
How awesome to be able to watch movies on a decent size screen, use web apps, listen to music, and sync/stream from a home system when necessary.
All for a reasonable price.
There is a huge market segment for this. Targeting mostly younger, web 2.0 type users.