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New details on Apple tablet emerge; two versions, Jan. 2010

The folks at iLounge attest that they've spoken with someone trustworthy who can reveal facts or confirm rumors on Apple's touch tablet device.

The folks at iLounge attest that they've spoken with someone trustworthy who can reveal facts or confirm rumors on Apple's touch tablet device.

The goods:

  • There are three distinct prototypes of the tablet.
  • The screen will be 10.7 inches. Seven inches was deemed too small.
  • It runs on iPhone OS and is intended to be a multimedia-minded device -- not a netbook replacement.
  • There will be two flavors: one 3G-enabled and one not.
  • Yes, it will look a lot like the iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Bigger screen means bigger resolution. Expect "720p or thereabouts."
  • "Apple is currently planning to announce it on or before January 19, 2010, and to use an iPhone-like hype buildup period to start selling it in May or June."
  • It's awaiting Jobs' sign-off.

Needless to say, if this is true, the iTunes environment and App Store is about to get very interesting.