Here are the key themes for Tuesday, April 6, 2010:
As the dust starts to settle on iPad frenzy, the first phase of phishing scams surface, the first reports of WiFi problems start to come in and news hits that there's there's no printing from it. In the meantime, we start to look at the aftermath of the weekend, asking whether 300,000 iPads sold is enough.
More iPad reading:
- The keyboard ain't bad: An iPad retraction?
- The iPad's missing apps
- Apple's play for platform dominance
Speaking of tablet PCs, Hewlett Packard tried to raise interest in its Slate again by posting a video on the Web but offering no new details on pricing or availability. Hours later, though, leaked documents surfaced that put $549 and $599 price tags on it and offered a few peeks at some points where HP believes it has an advantage over the iPad.
Over at Digg, which finds itself in need of a makeover to compete with the likes of Facebook, there's a change in leadership as CEO Jay Adelson steps down to pursue his "entrepreneurial calling." Who is there to fill his shoes? Founder Kevin Rose, of course.
With all the iPad hoopla, no one saw an Apple news event coming. The company has summoned the tech press to Cupertino HQ to offer a sneak peek at the new iPhone OS. Not to be outdone, Microsoft also summoned the tech press to an mysterious event in San Francisco next week. It didn't take long for the mystery to be broken, though - expect to see new phones targeted at the teen social networking crowd.
And finally, for those tired of iPad images and screenshots, here's a photo gallery from WonderCon 2010, the comic book convention, in San Francisco. Yup, that's Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk himself, in attendance.