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iSlate

The name many pundits thought Apple would use for its tablet. See iPad.
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The web has been alive with rumors about the look and cost of the iSlate -- which is what the device is expected to be called -- could effectively replace the conventional lap-top or smaller net-books used by many.
While the world waits patiently for news on the rumoured Apple iSlate, CES 2010 was overrun with alternatives to Steve Jobs' touchscreen tablet.
Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Fungal Islate in Argemone Maxicana; A Traditional Indian Medicinal Plant.
The company is expected to announce details of its 'tablet' device, and (whether it's called an iTablet, iSlate, iTouch, MacBook Touch, iPad or Canvas) there is a lot riding on it.
They say Apple's obsession to detail gives the so-called "iSlate" a big edge in a computer category that had been deemed a failure.
But Apple aren't exactly breaking new ground with the iSlate (currently the favoured name for the device) because tablet computers have been around for some time - it's just that everyone has ignored them.
Now, a broad-spanning collaborative effort by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston's Rice University, Switzerland's Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, and an Indian NGO - Villages for Development and Learning Foundation (ViDAL) - has apparently born fruit, in the form of the solar-powered iSlate, which is officially called an electronic notepad rather than a tablet.
While its specifications haven't yet been officially revealed, the iSlate stands apart from other inexpensive laptop/tablet devices by being completely solar-powered, which is an extremely useful feature in regions where electricity is a rare commodity, if available at all (that unfortunately happens to describe be a large portion of India's rural areas).
Apple's new tablet computer, dubbed the iSlate by media and fans, will be a hybrid between the company's top selling iPhone and the Mac, according to sources.