I got my hopes up too high last week. Way too high.
I made a post on how it seemed that the Verizon would take over as the tablet’s 3g new provider.
It just isn’t so.
Apple officially announced today that AT&T is the de-facto provider for the 3G service on the new tablet. Engadget has the proof…
Unfortunately, the iBad also has no multitasking, no camera, no SMS, and no flash support. Even jailbreaking won’t help this POS!
Of course, it will sell millions despite this.
And for the record, I have (and still use!) a Compaq Tablet that does 3g (with a sprint add-on), WiFi, multitasking, SMS, flash support, full screen video, photo manipulation, and it plays games. It also has a detachable keyboard, a hardware VGA video out, a hardware Ethernet port for LAN connections, a modem port for sending and receiving faxes, customizable mini hardware control keys on the perimeter, an embedded stylus pen, and it reads every kind of electronic book you can put on a SD card… running on XP almost four years ago! It’s so old, it has been discontinued!
And finally, there’s a great writeup and review on Tech Republic on when the Compaq tablet first came out.
It’s all about marketing! Welcome to the past future!
EDIT : More Compaq Tablet photos and technical info.