According to TechCrunch sources, Apple is expected to release a large screen iPod Touch device in the Fall of 2009. This larger iPod Touch will most likely have a 7 or 9 inch screen!
Apple has been experimenting internally with large form tablet devices for years, one source says, but there was concern that users wouldn’t like the device. The difference now is the iTunes app store, which has thousands of games and other applications that are perfect for a touch screen device with an accelerometer. Apple says more than 300 million applications have been downloaded since the App Store launched in July 2008. Combine the App Store, iTunes and a browser and you have one heck of a device.
There is no information about pricing so far but I personally don’t expect this new Apple tablet to be under $599.