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iCurumba! Apple Tablet Has Projector, Flash, All Intel Inside...

By Paul Mooney

All this frantic Apple fanatic hysteria has been like watching a cartoon. Their anticipation is fed by rumors and speculation generated by Social Media tools.

Yes, there's an Event scheduled for this Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, no singing or dancing, but a carefully paced performance by you know who.

It will be Space Invaders meets the Raiders of the Lost Ark and faces will melt!

The device unveiled will be thin, light and beautiful. The assembled crowd will snap photos with their iPhones and live-blog on their Macs. The main page at the Apple store will read 404 in the rush to pre-order.

The $699 price is an illusion, because over the next two years it will cost nearly $5,000 when you factor in data plans, docking stations, keyboards, mice, magic mice, apps, games, old Media subscriptions and iTunes.

This sleek slate tablet will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and have 34nm Intel NAND flash memory embedded on the motherboard. It will offer high definition audio, video and a projector.

Version 1.0 will be available in Q2 with the Intel Atom N470 processor at 1.83 GHz, the Intel NM10 Express chipset, 2 Gigs of DDR2 memory and the embedded 80 gigabyte Intel SATA SSD.

Version 1.1 should be out by late Q4 with Intel's Cedarview 32nm Atom processor, a DDR3 RAM memory controller and graphics core capable of HD Media. 2 gigs of DDR3 memory will give a burst to speed and graphics capabilities and the SATA SSD should grow to 120 gigs of NAND flash memory.

The Tablet PC was first shown at Comdex in 2001 and Launched in New York City on November 7, 2002 with HP, Toshiba, Acer, Fujitsu, Motion Computing and ViewSonic contributing innovative designs.

The early Tablets were expensive and Marketed to business and professionals, they never envisioned that you could have fun with them.

The Apple Tablet will quickly become the number one Casual Gaming platform and when the SDK is released an avalanche of apps and services will be created by developers the whole world wide.