Occam's Razor proved correct this morning, when Apple revealed their new tablet computing device dubbed the "iPad." And to the surprise of people who abandoned logic and over-caffeinated concept artists, it looks exactly like the rest of us thought it would: a giant iPhone/iPod Touch.
Featuring a Home button on the bottom (or side if you're holding it the other way), and a thick black border surrounding the touch screen -- obviously providing a safe place for your thumbs to hold the contraption without interfering with navigation -- the iPad appears to be roughly the same size as an 8" x 11" sheet of paper (meaning a roughly 10" screen). Unless my perspective is wrong and Steve Jobs is either 4 or 9 feet tall.
Knee-jerk gaming implications would include room for two or three people to crowd around the device as it lays flat on a surface. But if you're holding it yourself, it seems like holding it in a landscape configuration might be a comfort issue. We shall have to wait and see...more analysis and hype-drenched hysteria are coming to you all day here on TheFeed, and be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more.
Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.