Jan 26, 2010 is the expected announcement date and sales should start before the end of March, 2010.
Appleinsider speculates on the features of the iSlate tablet
- tactile feedback bumps that appear and disappear
- The hand-based system was said to allow "unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device."
Macrumors : Apple purchased iSlate.com domain in 2007
Techcrunch found that Apple also holds trademarks in Europe and America iSlate in Nov 2006 and has other islate domain names (islate.co.uk, islate.biz and islate.info)
Cnet is among several that expect Apple to succeed with the table iSlate