DigiTimes heard Foxconn received orders from Apple to manufacture an upcoming tablet PC device. The site's sources claim this device will hit the market in Q1 2010, with initial shipments from Foxconn being in the 300,000 to 400,000 range.
The device will have a 10.6-inch display, and the sources speculated that perhaps Foxconn could secure panels from its subsidiary Innolux Display.
The sources indicated they believe the tablet PC features will focus more on e-book functionality rather than music, and that based on Apple's marketing strategy, long battery life, quick Internet connectivity and an easy-to-use user interface will be key features of the device.
The site also heard HP is expected to introduce similar products in Q2 2010.