Apple event slated for Jan. 27

Apple finally issues invitation for a big announcement - presumably a Tablet computer of some sort - on Jan. 27.

The invitation has finally arrived in the (e)mail. Apple has summoned the tech press out to San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a favorite venue for the company, on Wednesday Jan. 27.

Apple is always big on themes - such as "It's only Rock n Roll" for an event focused around music. This time around the theme is "Come See Our Latest Creation," which tells me that we'll getting a peek at something completely new, something that's not iPhone or iPod or iTunes or iMac.

Of course, all the buzz is that Apple will announce a Tablet computer of some sort - so this would make sense. Some - mostly the Wall Street Journal - is citing sources who say to expect a Tablet with a 10-inch or 11-inch screen and priced at $1,000 or less. The latest rumor to hit is a report of a 22-inch Tablet PC slated for release in 2010.

Keep 'em guessing, Apple. I'll see you on the 27th.

Also see: Not an iPhone or Macbook. Apple's Tablet will offer a new experience.