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Rumors: Apple Tablet

And now for something completely different, a TUAW rumor post that's not about an upcoming iPhone. Nope, today's rumor concerns an Apple Tablet computer. Over the weekend, Smarthouse reported that Apple had built a tablet PC prototype that was being costed out by several Taiwanese companies. The article went to fairly ridiculous lengths of "accuracy" stating that the tablet was designed for educational and home automation use, worked with a docking station and would use wireless linking to Hi Fi speakers.

Today, ZDNet picked up on the story with a much more balanced take. ZDNet points out that "Other than Jobs' mush[sic] publicized disdain for PDAs, an Apple tablet has other hurdles to clear before it can be successful: the touch screen and handwriting recognition will have to be perfect."

Thanks, Andrew Burke.

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