Here's something that is a bit of a surprise. According to TheStreet.com
, Apple will be introducing their new Tablet next week (which was expected) but plan to launch it on Verizon Wireless this March, not AT&T. The Tablet
(or iTablet as it might be called) will feature a Qualcomm CMDA/EVDO/Wi-Fi chipset for data (though we'd like to see it 4G LTE ready), ARM Cortex (8) processor and memory from Samsung, and Apple will enhance the video and graphic capabilities of the Cortex with the help of semiconductor company PA Semi. The Tablet is expect to sell for $800 (full retail), though Verizon is expected to have a $200 subsidy when purchased under a contract, and there may even be a mail-in-rebate. So the final price could be $500-600 with a 2-year data contract, though the unlimited data will run you $60 per month. We'll keep you posted with any updates from the Apple event next week.