Apple and Verizon rumored to be partnering up for Internet tablet

Much has been gathered about Apple’s standings in the market after the impressive show it put on yesterday evening. Now, hot on the heels of the Apple’s earnings is a nice little rumor to further fuel the fire: Apple is allegedly going to team up with Verizon to release an Internet tablet that will be subsidized by the carrier. Think of it as a giant iPod touch, potentially including an actual physical keyboard. Having a tablet could be a double-edged sword as well if Apple also decides to compete with the Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s newly announced reader. So what do you guys think — would a device like this be a huge hit for Apple, or a gigantic Newton-style flop? As a side note, let’s not forget that the source of this rumor is The Street, Jim Cramer’s cohorts. You know, Jim Cramer, the guy who at one time encouraged hedge funds to spread blatantly false rumors about Apple in an effort to manipulate its stock (video, 7:58). We’re not saying an Apple/VZW tablet definitely isn’t going to happen… We’re just saying.

Thanks, David!

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