Apple Very Optimistic About the iSlate: Has Ordered 10 Million Units

Apple iSlate -- Artist ConceptAccording to an industry insider in China, Apple’s first tablet computer will have a webcam and a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and will act like both a netbook and an e-book reader. Apple is apparently quite optimistic: it plans to have millions of these devices produced next year.Kai-Fu Lee was the head of Google’s China division until this fall, and before that was a VP at Microsoft. He has many contracts at the Foxconn Group, who will reportedly be manufacturing the iSlate.Apple iSlate — Artist ConceptAccording to a post on Lee’s blog, Apple’s tablet will resemble a very large iPhone with a 10.1-inch display. Most of the recent rumors about this device agree that it will have a Touchscreen of this size.However, he’s the first to reveal that the iSlate will have a webcam — a front-facing camera that allows users to do video conferencing.Lee goes on to say that Apple has arranged for Foxconn to produce 10 million units of this product next year.There are still many questions about Apple’s upcoming tablet, but leaks from generally reliable sources have revealed much of the functionality.This device will supposedly run the iPhone OS, and be released by AT&T, Verizon, both, or neither.Whether it’s a 3G connection or Wi-Fi, the iSlate will allegedly have wireless access to the Internet, including iTunes. This will allow users to download music, e-books, and video, which can then be displayed on the large screen.All of the features one would expect in a mobile computer will supposedly also be included: web browser, email software, etc.Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the iSlate at an event on January 26, with a release scheduled for March or April.Apple reportedly wants it to cost between $800 and $1,000″ via

Samsung i899 is official in China, Android included

“When the Samsung i899 first appeared alongside the Samsung i6500U Saturn, I thought it’s a Windows Mobile smartphone. Well, I was wrong. The i899 is actually an Android smartphone, and this is confirmed by Samsung China’s official website. Samsung i899 is made for China Telecom (the third largest Chinese mobile carrier) and comes with CDMA / EV-DO connectivity. We don’t know what version of Android the Samsung i899 uses, but we know most of its specs and features. These include:

  • 3.2 inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels
  • Wi-Fi / WAPI
  • GPS
  • DivX support
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • 3.2MP camera with autofocus and flash
  • 512MB of internal memory
  • 800 MHz processor
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)
  • 1440 mAh battery
  • 116.5 x 56.4 x 12.8 mm
  • 126 grams” via