This post will be more relevant tomorrow at 2PM eastern time. But (nearly-confirmed) rumors are flying about an Apple tablet based on the iPhone OS being announced tomorrow. It’s said to be a 10 inch touch screen device that will have content deals with book publishers that will allow you to buy books and textbooks for it. The price is rumored to be anywhere from $500-1000 for the tablet.
So lets pretend this is real since it’s nearly confirmed here (link). I guess the question to you college folks is, would you buy a device like this instead of college textbooks? Consider that e-textbooks will probably be cheaper if not (illegally free) and you will likely be able to do more things with the tablet, including use many of the over 100,000 apps in the Apple App store, browse the web, listen to music, watch movies and so on.