The long-rumored Apple touchscreen tablet computer, or iPad, will arrive in 2010, predicts research firm IDC.
It will be more of an oversized iPod Touch, with an 8-inch or 10-inch screen, than a downsized Macintosh.
With its larger screen, IDC says, the Apple tablet will be ideal for watching movies, surfing the Web, playing online games, and reading books, magazines and newspapers.
It will be general-purpose, unlike Amazon.com’s single-purpose Kindle reader. The Apple offering “could deliver a real kick in Kindle’s butt.”— MacRumors.com