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    More news in the Apple Tablet world. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is busy with more predictions about the future possibility of an Apple tablet to arrive in 2010. This time he comes around quoting an Asian supplier saying:
    Last week we spoke with an Asian component supplier that has received orders from Apple for a touch-screen device to be fulfilled by late [calendar year] 09 . . . This data point underscores our thesis that a tablet will likely launch in early [2010].
    What will this device be like? If Munster is anywhere near correct expect something as follows:
    • Be similar to an iPod touch, only larger, capable of running most of the 70,000 applications on the iPhone App Store plus a new category of apps designed for the bigger screen.
    • Will be used primarily for Web surfing, e-mail, and digital media, competing with netbooks without being a netbook.
    • Will be priced between an iPhone and a MacBook — between $500 and $700.
    • Is likely to include a 3G cellular modem and could be subsidized by a carrier — either AT&T (T) or Verizon (VZ).
    • Will sell better than Apple TV did its first year (1.2 million units).
    • Could in fact sell 2 million units at $600 each to generate $1.2 billion and add about 3% to Apple’s revenue stream in calendar 2010.

    At $600 I'd defiantly consider picking one up . . . been waiting for an Apple tablet for years now.

    via fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Tablet for 2010? started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. Alpha Zero's Avatar
      Alpha Zero -
      i would buy one too for $600
      or i could buy a netbook for $250... hmm...
      yea, a $600 tablet is soo much more worth it.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      in for jailbreak
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Pretty sexy, but obviously we'll be paying the higher price due to the 'Apple premium'... Solid news though.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have cash in hand, now give me the stuff Apple!
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      its an iPhone on steroids!
    1. CyberKira's Avatar
      CyberKira -
      I really hope they have a 13" or 17" touch screen. That would be awesome.
    1. JustinPizzle's Avatar
      JustinPizzle -
      haha this doesnt look like i pictured it
      i know its not legit but still

      im going to go get a job so i can pick one up when it comes out
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      From everything I have been reading about it it seems that something I may get for the gf. If it is in that price point. I have a AppleTV also and it still gets used in the spare room.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      You can only squeeze so much blood out of this turnip . I'll pass.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope it has a 24" screen!
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Its a giaint iphone....
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      apple if you are reading this, SIGN ME UP.
    1. chakraj's Avatar
      chakraj -
      I hope it has a full keyboard and a blue ray player.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ and a waffle maker, yum!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Ill take 3 right now!!! Bring it on!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ only 3?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Well we both know I will break one in the first week, so better make it 4...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      true. Your first one might end up in the pool
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Haha you know it!!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I really wanted a Macbook Pro but maybe the tablet is the charm