With Apple Tablet burning up the charts as one of the week’s most popular searches on Google, our digitally obsessed sibling eBookNewser has kept track of all the news about this fabled e-reading device that will theoretically face off against Kindle in 2010.
The rumors began as insiders speculated that the new device would be named iSlate. eBookNewser chased rumors that the tablet would be dedicated reading device, rather than a multitasking tablet computer.
Internet rumors have also been watching the name iGuide as a possible term as well. Here’s eBookNewser’s take: “Now folks are wondering whether the iSlate is a dedicated eReader and the iGuide the tablet PC. Given Apple’s track history and poor faith in reading, this seems unlikely, but Apple’s full of surprises.”
As publishing folks debated the best name for the Apple Tablet (iSlate, iGuide, etc.) eBookNewser readers came up with some other names for the product. Here’s more from the site: “And here are a couple more names for Apple products: iCrowave: Apple’s 3G oven. iYayaya: A baby toy. Xmas with the nieces and nephews. iSnot: The Apple Tissue.”