“Apple’s tablet will use Verizon’s wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Wall Street analyst today said his sources were reporting,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld. “‘The tablet will be supported by multiple [mobile] carriers,’ said Brian Marshall of Broadpoint AmTech, citing unnamed sources he said were close to the situation. ‘Verizon and others,’ he continued. ‘Definitely Verizon. I’ve been told that’s a certainty.'”
“Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) added its voice to the clamor about an impending Apple tablet, saying that the device would be unveiled later this month but wouldn’t ship until March,” Keizer reports. “According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been working on two different material finishes for the tablet, which will sport a 10- or 11-in. screen.”
Keizer reports, “Most are betting that Apple will introduce the tablet the last week of this month… Already signed and sealed, Gottheil said, were deals with book, magazine and newspaper publishers; movie studios; and television networks. ‘Apple will have had to make a lot of deals with content providers by now if it is launching in March,’ he said.”
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