Quoting sources who were briefed by Apple, the Journal says that the tablet will come with a 10-to 11-inch touch screen.
"One of the people briefed on the matter added that Apple was working on two different material finishes for the tablet, though it was unclear whether the Cupertino, Calif., company was just testing them or planning to come out with multiple versions of the device at different prices," the paper reported.
While tablet computers have been on the market for several years, the category hasn't taken off. But there is uilding excitement in advance of Apple's announcement and analysts hope that Apple can do for the tablet PC what it did for the smartphone category when the iPhone debuted. The tablet device is expected to list for around $1,000 and function as a touch-screen e-reader and video display with wireless access.
By Charles Cooper