News by Todd Haselton on Wednesday January 06, 2010.
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There has been speculation for well over a year that Apple will ship a tablet computer. The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple will announce the tablet later this month and that the device could begin shipping as soon as March.
Apple's tablet is said to have a screen between 10 inches and 11 inches in size, which would be ideal for movies, games, ebooks, and more. The article said that the tablet is expected to cost about $1,000.
While some analysts, namely Richard Dohery, director of technology consulting firm Envisioneering Group, told the WSJ that the device probably wouldn't be connected to a 3G network, other experts disagree.
PC World quoted Brian Marshall from Broadpoint AmTech yesterday who said Apple's tablet would use Verizon Wireless' 3G network when WiFi networks weren't available. The source also hinted at an unlikely scenario: that multiple carriers would provide 3G connectivity.
The Financial Times believes that Apple will hold its tablet launch event on January 26th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco
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