Apple to release Tablet device in March 2010

Apple Inc. is set to unveil the much-rumored tablet device later in January, but doesn’t plan on shipping the product until March, U.S. media reported on Monday.

While the shipping time hasn’t been finalized and could change, the new device will come with a 10- to 11-inch touch screen, The Wall Street Journal said in a report, citing people briefed on the matter.

Analysts believe the device will be priced at about 1,000 U.S. dollars, possibly including a subscription to a nationwide Wi-Fi wireless service, the newspaper said.

The tablet, seen by some as Apple’s most important move after the iPhone, is expected to be a multimedia device that will let people watch movies and television shows, play games, surf the Internet, and read electronic books and newspapers.

According to All Things Digital, a technology blog affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, it is likely that Apple will unveil the device on Jan. 27 at an event held in San Francisco.

Apple is indeed planning an event later this month “at which the company will announce a major new product,” a posting on the blog said on Monday, quoting sources “in a position to know.”

  • This is an amazing innovation and am ready to purchase one when they get on the market.Thank you for the new product.

  • Will it be compatible with the internet? I.E., will it be Flash compatible and stream audio and video without the need for apps? I’ll be buying no more new internet devices unless they can at least access and play the same sites my nearly six-year old XP desktop can…

  • I am in no way surprised Apple took this route. Over the past few years they have been the leaders in brand extension.

  • Good technology. It makes me remember “the world is at your palm”.

  • apple is introducing new and getting good profits i have apple lappy too

  • I don’t know why I need this over say a netbook, or just an itouch… but I want it!

  • amazing innovation!!!I like it!!I’ll purshase one As soon as they will be launched on the market!!!

  • I thought that something similar to this had already been out for at least 4 years now.

  • Apple is always the innovator. The ipad is definitely a hit.