Foxconn to make and ship Apple tablet PC, says boy who cried wolf

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Blah, blah, blah. Apple tablet to come from here. Apple tablet going there. Apple tablet coming soon on the backs of unicorns. All the rumors are played out, but yet here’s another one, stating that sure ’nuff, the fabled Apple tablet is coming in the first quarter of 2010. We here go again.

DigiTimes is reporting that Foxconn (insert inappropriate joke) is the manufacturer of the 10.6-inch slate and the initial shipment will be in the 300,000 to 400,000 range. The report also suggests that Apple is taking the tablet in a different, but logical, direction.

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.

So is Digitimes to be believed? Is the Apple tablet really coming out sometime early next year? Hell if I know.

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