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20 Things We Already Know About Apple's iTablet

Here I was dreading getting ready to write an article about how the January 2010 iTablet/iSlate/iPad release was poised to replicate the January 2007 iPhone release -- a completely unannounced yet still massively hyped product that everyone thinks will be a minor iteration on the previous big-hit product, with all the surrounding cheers and jeers to go with it -- when the saintly folks over at DOGHOUSE went and did it for all of us in tidy, 20 point form.

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Apple Defends AT&T: Highest in Broadband Usage, Working on Fixing Problem Cities

During Apple's Q1 2010 conference call yesterday, Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook came to AT&T's defense when questioned about whether or not poor public perception of the exclusive iPhone carrier was hurting Apple's brand.

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Google Unleashes Google Voice WebApp for iPhone

Google has released the long-awaited Google Voice WebApp for iPhone (and Palm webOS), something they said they'd be doing in the wake of their exclusion from the iTunes App Store.

Similar to Google's other, marvelous WebApps like Gmail, it leverages the advanced web technologies built into iPhone Safari to provide an optimized UI through which make calls from your Google Voice number and send SMS. Or so we hear... TiPb HQ has been trying to try it, but it's been "fail city" according to Dieter, with lots of network request errors. (At least on the iPhone, his Palm Pre is doing better).

"It's a very pretty "Network Request Failed" pop up dialog box. Quite impressive," he says. (See it after the jump.)

According to TechCrunch, however:

It is built on HTML5 with most of the functionality of the original iPhone app, except that it cannot access the local contact list in your iPhone’s address book. It lets you manage a separate Google Voice contact list which is kept in the cloud instead. Google Voice voice routes your calls through its servers and acts as a new hub through which you can manage calls and forward them to various phones. You can also manage your settings and various phone numbers. The HTML5 makes it very fast, allows for local caching of data, and supports the voice tags necessary to play the audio voicemails through the browser.

You can access it via http://m.google.com/voice. If you're a Google Voice user, let us know how it works for you, and how it compares to a native app like GV Mobile for Jailbreak.

Video after the break!

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NYT: iTablet to Use 3G, Run iPhone Apps, Protect Democracy

The New York Times says the iTablet/iSlate/iPad (latest probably-fake pic above) will have 3G, iPhone apps, and help protect democracy!

It will run all the applications of the iPhone and iPod Touch, have a persistent wireless connection over 3G cellphone networks and Wi-Fi, and will be built with a 10-inch color display, allowing newspapers, magazines and book publishers to deliver their products with an eye to the design that had grabbed readers in print.

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Apple Pushing for $1 iTunes TV Shows?

It currently costs $1.99 for a standard definition TV on iTunes, and rumor has it Apple is pushing the networks to halve that price, making it just $1.

Apple's belief, media executives said, is that drastically cutting prices could spur sales of TV shows on the iTunes digital entertainment storefront, which have so far frustrated Apple executives.

Apple does not disclose video sales data, but analysts have said they were a small contributor to the store's estimated $2bn sales in 2009.

It would also halve the price of "season passes" which currently cost far more than buying the DVD season set of the same show. Whether this would be in addition to, or instead of, the rumored subscription TV service is unknown.

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8.7 Million iPhones Sold in Q1 2010 -- Apple Financial Results

Apple today announced their Q1 2010 financial results, covering the all-important holiday quarter, with 8.7 million iPhones sold, and a 55% increase in iPod touch sales. Total revenue was $15.68 billion, and cash-on-hand is now approaching a whopping 39.8 billion! Says CEO, Steve Jobs:

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Live Coverage Now! Apple 2010 Q1 Financial Results Conference Call 2pm PT/5pm ET/10pm GT

Apple Q1Y2010 Results Call

Apple will be releasing their Q1, 2010 financial results later today, and following up with their traditional conference call at 2pm PT/5pm ET/10pm GT. A Q&A with analysts will follow (and we hope they've all taken Matt Deatherage's advice).

TiPb will be covering the event live, right here in this very post. So, to observe, comment, and enjoy along with us, bookmark this page and come back and join us at start time!

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CNBC: Trading of Apple Shares Halted

How crazy is the Apple hype getting? See the graphic above. Yeah, about that crazy.

More as this develops, though likely we'll update as part of the Q1 2010 conference call coverage.

[Thanks Icebike for the tip]

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2 Days to iTablet Roundup! Less than $1000, Publishing Deals, Patents and Technology

A MacRumors reader snapped the above pic of Apple getting the poster art in place for their upcoming "Come see our latest creation" event, set to kick off this Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GT. TiPb will be live meta-blogging the event right on the homepage, and we'd be pleased as punch and pie if you joined us for our usual commentary and color.

Meanwhile, the net is fair exploding with leaks, rumors, and leaky rumors. Here's a sampling:

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