Analyst claims hands-on with Apple tablet

It seems Apple's rumoured tablet device is to get slowly unveiled by those in the finance industry, as another report from a "veteran analyst" has revealed more about the supposedly forthcoming product.

Barrons Online reports that the analyst "has seen first-hand a prototype slate-style computer from Apple" and says the touch tablet will be announced in September for a November debut.

The anonymous analyst is said to have been impressed with the tablet's high def video display, saying, "It's better than the average movie experience, when you hold this thing in your hands".

Price-wise, this new report pegs the cost for the tablet at around $699 to $799 while another analyst suggests as well as PC abilities, it could "fulfill a variety of multimedia functions currently taken up by a gaggle of individual consumer electronics devices".

"It could be a home media center, somewhat like the current Apple TV, and it could be a gaming machine", Jon Peddie, head of Jon Peddie Research says: "Gaming will be a big part of what this is about".

This is the latest of multiple reports suggesting the Apple tablet will be revealed in September. We will keep you posted with more.



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