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TUAW Poll: What features would you like to see in the Apple tablet?


Being an Apple blogger must do something strange to your brain, because instead of having "visions of sugarplums" dancing in my head on Christmas morning, I was thinking about what cool features an Apple tablet could feature.

While we've heard of some of the proposed ideas -- it's supposed to be a good ebook reader, for example -- I thought of a few more things I'd like my first-generation iTablet / iSlate / iPad / iWhateverIt'sCalled to do or have:

  • A camera built into the display side of the device for iChat videoconferencing or streaming services
  • Allow "multi-multitouch" so you can have several people playing a game on the display surface, all interacting at once
  • Something like Autograph built-in to allow digital signing of documents
  • A built-in suite of touch apps to allow limited editing and full viewing of Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Keynote / Numbers / Pages documents
  • At least one display port for connecting to an HDTV or monitor
  • Access to both the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook digital book libraries through iTunes
  • Voice control of app launching to avoid skimming through page after page of app icons
  • Dock for using the tablet with a keyboard and/or setting it up as media center (replace the Apple TV)
Which one of these features would be on your short list for an Apple tablet? Vote in our poll below, and if you have any great ideas that weren't listed here, please leave them in the comments.


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