iLounge has the latest Apple tablet rumors today.  Nothing too out of the ordinary except they’ve said it will be announced on or before January 19th, 2010 (why that date? – what’s so special about it?) and it should ship in the May-June timeframe.  This obviously correlates to the iPhone announcement/hype/launch timeframe in 2007.

The similarities don’t end there.  Apple’s tablet configs are said to be "two different variations: one with 3G networking capabilities, and one without 3G networking capabilities. Think of the 3G version as a bigscreen iPhone 3GS, and the non-3G version as a bigscreen iPod touch." 

They go on to speculate that the screen resolution will be 720P and its primary purpose will be media absorption (ebooks, music, movies, gaming, etc.)

"It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.

It is not meant to compete with netbooks. It’s an iPhone OS media player and light communication device."


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