What do we know about technology's worst-kept secret? Not a heck of a lot.
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Yes, Apple's inviting game bloggers to its January 27 super-secret product reveal, but I wouldn't read anything into it. Unless the company's launching a completely unanticipated device (always a possibility, but the odds are against it) expect to see--as a footnote to its writing and drawing capabilities--a slate-style computing gizmo touting slick touch-based entertainment demos. Maybe even some clever riffing on stuff like Crayon Physics. But nothing for which you'd ever trade in a set-top console or gaming PC.
The New York Times hasn't spilled the beans over the Apple tablet again, but rumors are linking the two companies once more. Reports of an upcoming paid model to be adopted by the New York Times are correlated with the mythical Apple tablet, as both are said to go public in the coming weeks.
With Apple expected to unveil its rumored tablet at the end of January, the debate over the usefulness of such a gadget has reached a fever pitch. Betanews's Joe Wilcox lit the fire by declaring that the world doesn't need an Apple tablet or any other tablet for that matter, drawing plenty of venomous responses. Maybe I've come too close to the Steve Jobs reality distortion field, but I'm starting to come around to the tablet logic. Here are five ways I might use this newfangled product: