Apple Tablet: To sell for $1000


A new report today from The Wall Street Journal seems to confirm what we’ve been hearing for the last few weeks: that the highly anticipated Apple Tablet (potentially namediSlate) will be revealed at the end of this month (reportedlyon January 27th) and will launch in March. The WSJ also believes it has found out the price: around $1000.

According to the report, the new device will boast a 10 or 11-inch screen, in line with what we’ve heard. While its functionality is unknown, it’s a safe assumption that it would let you do things such as surf the web, play video games, watch multimedia, read e-books, and possibly even run iPhone apps.

However, $1000 does seem steep to us, as it places it at the price of many moderately powered PCs and laptops. You have to wonder whether consumers will choose a handheld tablet over a more-functional laptop. Then again, the tablet could come with enough compelling features to change the entire industry.

Another potential reason for the price point: the tablet could include a nationwide Wi-Fi subscription service. If that’s the case, the tablet becomes a lot more useful. We’ll have to wait until the end of the month to know for sure, though.

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