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Apple Rumorama: Tablet in Feb '10, $800-$1000

Rumors about Apple's tablet have been rather quiet as of late but that doesn't mean the tech world has forgotten all about it. Despite it being a no show at Apple's snooze-fest, er, iPod event last Wednesday, people are more than happy to look to the next event and hope it bears fruit. 

Originally pegged to be something like a large iPod Touch (making it reasonable to think Apple would debut the device at its music event last week), all the speculation and reports got a refresh this morning thanks to a report in Taiwan Economic News.

TEN reports that Apple will launch the device next February and cites industry sources that claim shipments will be delivered to the Cupertino-based company in December. Further, TEN says that DynaPack has been exclusively contracted to supply up to 300,000 long lasting battery packs a month for the device, while Wintek is said to be supplying the displays.

Specs-wise you're looking at a 9.6-inch touchscreen, HSPDA, and a processor from Apple's own P.A SEMI. Price? Oh, somewhere between $800 to $1000.

  • Major7up
    can't wait to see it in action!!!
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  • c_schwab
    It looks like it would be very awkward to use.
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  • thackstonns
    c_schwabIt looks like it would be very awkward to use. depends 9 inch square like pictured would be dumb, however 9 inch widescreen would be fine. Like a netbook tablet. Although with what little specs I see, looks like it wont do much. I want a atom prosessor on a tegra core and a 720 p 10 inch tablet. Enough for hd video, and office apps. wouldnt play to many fps on a tablet to care about that. bejeweled would work fine
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  • chaohsiangchen
    Something tells me that Apple Inc. will kill this project before 2010. $800-1000 is simply too much for average consumers, especially in this economic rough time.
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  • bungee91
    Fancy screen or not who is going to pay $800-1000 for it!
    I'm not sure their target market but at this price it will fail miserably!
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  • war2k9
    Good luck selling an expensive toy to the world!
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  • aracheb
    umm
    with the rate of explosive ipod, itouch leaving scar on people faces and jumping 10 feet high. (for something so small).

    Something this big could easy star a one megaton bomb change reaction..
    it could blow away my house...
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  • aracheb
    umm
    with the rate of explosive ipod, itouch leaving scar on people faces and jumping 10 feet high. (for something so small).

    Something this big could easy star a one megaton bomb chain reaction..
    it could blow away my house...
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  • doc70
    Any tablet/netbook or small notebook that features Pixel Qi or similar screen - I'm game! Outdoors readability (true readability, not given by 1000+ nits that drain batteries in 1 hour )is a must in my opinion and it's a shame we don't have it yet, with all the technological advance. I would gladly pay a 200USD premium for such a screen versus a faster proc or other fancy stuff I don't need when on the road.
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  • jellico
    It's definitely pretty slick looking... but as is typical for Apple, the price is just too high.
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