In this file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during a "town hall" style event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple's new touch-screen "tablet" computer, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, could give publishers the alternative to Amazon.com they have been craving and give consumers a new way to think about reading books without paper. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Newsmaker: Apple Tablet release date today
The long-awaited rival to the Kindle is expected to be released today (Jan. 27, noon CST). The Apple Tablet is said to be an integrative device that browses the Web, plays music and movies. The most anticipated feature is its function as an electronic book and newspaper reader.
Erica Ogg: Writer with CNET and runs the Crave blog.