Printing-ink veterans don't take cyberspace journalists too seriously - Roy Greenslade, Guardian Online
ASUSTEK HAS helped the dark satanic rumour mill turn by telling world plus dog that Apple is going to build a Tablet PC.
According to Cnet, the leak was made over lunch with some Asus executive, thus proving the age old adage it is always best to drink after you leak.
Asus is Apple's contract manufacturer and has been making Ibooks, Powerbooks and Macbooks with an fruit theme for some time.
It would appear that the Tablet will be based on a patent Apple filed back in May 2005. Besides Intel Core architecture, it will be blessed with the Leopard OS, if they get the bugs ironed out and the multi-touch, CoverFlow interface which has proved popular in the Iphone.
Tablet PCs are a bit of mine field. Redmond was the sort of place that Princess Diana would visit in a flak jacket after its failed attempts in producing one. However Jobs' Mob must be confident that with a fruit theme, the right pastel shades, bucket loads of smug marketing and a fanatical fan base, it can succeed where the Vole couldn't.
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