DigiTimes is reporting that Foxconn Electronics will be Apple’s manufacturing partner on the upcoming tablet. They claim that the device will hit the market in the first quarter of 2010 and will have a focus on e-book reading.
The sources indicated they believe the tablet PC features will focus more on e-book functionality rather than music, and that based on Apple’s marketing strategy, long battery life, quick Internet connectivity and an easy-to-use user interface will be key features of the device.
DigiTimes also quotes a source saying that the device will have a 10.6-inch display, which is very close to the 10.7-inch display mentioned in iLounge’s “Ten New Details on the Apple Tablet.”
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