Apple Tablet: Two Hand Multi Touch Patent Surfaces

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  1. News Bot

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    I'm not doubting the existence of this thing, but I doubt it's ability to make it to market (read: Steve Jobs won't approve of it, even if it is great).
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    mmm... I'm salivating over one of these now I've seen this patent... it's a whole new market as it will be more than a simple tablet device. In my view, depending on specs, it could even spell the start of the end of the laptop or at least take a good chunk out of the laptop market.
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    Oh, I agree. But, I think that Snow Leopard is a must, as is price. If it is a (typically?) overpriced piece of Apple technology, it won't sell super well (read: MacBook Air).
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    What I want from the apple tablet:
    > Cheap
    > Runs OS X

    What I (sadly) expect the apple tablet to be:
    > Very expensive
    > Runs an enhanced iPhone OS
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    im not spending thousands of dollars on this
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    So far, it sounds great.
    But I have to agree with the people above me... It would be expensive. It would be hard to properly distribute to the market. Who would be the target market anyway? Business people, artists?

    Besides, doesn't Apple register several Patents each month? This could be just one of their ideas, so we, as always, will have to wait for something to be offically announced.

    But the idea of an Apple Tablet sounds cool, I guess.
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    Truly, all this patent suggests is that the next Mac computer will have a touch screen.
    It really does not prove anything about a tablet.
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    If you read through parts of the patent (or even just the liked source at the bottom) you'll see that it is patenting a keyboard-less and mouse-less touchscreen interface system that is controlled using two hands and ten digits. That would say tablet to me...
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    Maybe, I just don't think a table has a big enough market for apple to fool with.
    I could be wrong, and I would love to be wrong.

    But like I said, I think apple is just making something more along the lines to compete with the HP Touch computer -> http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/touchsmart/

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