What to Expect From Apple's Tablet

9:20 AM -- Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to unveil its much-anticipated tablet device tomorrow in San Francisco. Here's a roundup of the latest predictions:

  • Many believe the device will be called the iPad (despite an apparent trademark battle with Fujitsu) and will cost between $500 and $600 with a contract and close to $1,000 without.

  • The New York Times has confirmed that the device will "run all the applications of the iPhone and iPod Touch, have a persistent wireless connection over 3G cellphone networks and Wi-Fi, and will be built with a 10-inch color display." NYT also says the tablet will give old media a much-needed boost with these capabilities.

  • More specifically: There's also been talk that Apple has been working with Barnes and Noble to build a B&N store inside the tablet.

  • Verizon Wireless is rumored to have warned its store managers that tomorrow could be "a big day," leading some to believe that Verizon has also been working with Apple.

  • Many -- but not everybody -- believe that these pictures, obtained by Mashable, are of Apple's tablet device.

We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how many of these rumors come true.

— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Cable Digital News

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