The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is planning to ship a tablet device in March, following the unveiling of the new device in January.
Apple is rumored to be announcing a "major" new product at an event on January 27th or 26th in San Francisco.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's tablet would retail for around $1000 and be equipped with a 10- to 11-inch touch screen.
The article, which cites "people briefed by the company", includes a description of the tablet's capabilities:
The tablet is expected to be a multimedia device that will let people watch movies and television shows, play games, surf the Internet and read electronic books and newspapers. People briefed by Apple also say that the company believes it could redefine the way consumers interact with a variety of content. Textbooks and newspapers, for example, could be presented differently through color screens, a touch interface, and the integration of live up-to-the-minute information from multiple sources.