Roundup of Apple Tablet Details from Alleged Beta Tester Jason Calcanis, Others
The blurry camphone pic above may be the first legit photo of the Apple tablet device (yes, name still withheld) seen in the wild. It was posted by tech entrepreneur Matt Schlict around 2:30 am Pacific Tuesday night, just hours after (apparently) the NDAs signed by a number of Apple beta testers expired.
Schlict and fellow tech investor Jason Calcanis tweeted a bunch of new details on the device, which (assuming this is not a hack nor a publicity stunt), include the following:
Tablet will come in 3 sizes / memory levels, priced at $599, $699 and $799
Connects to other tablets over wifi for gaming.
Two cameras - one on the front and one on the back. Video conferencing built-in.
Custom Farmville application (no, I'm not making this up)
Chess application that came in second software build (not all testers had seen it...suspicious?)
Back has solar pad for recharging
Verizon and AT&T connectivity
Two thumbpads - one left and one right side - for mouse gestures and thumbprint security
Battery life is "good in ebook," and only 2 -3 hours when playing games or using wi-fi.
Runs an iPhone OS "with ability to have multiple apps running at the same time"
Wireless keyboard and monitor connection for TV
Built-in HDTV tuner and pvr
Auto-syncs with iPhone
Will NOT go on sale today