A Seekingalpha article claims to have details on an upcoming Apple portable device which is described as a touch screen device. The details are claimed to come from "several different sources" over the past 6 months.
- Touch Screen device Larger than iPhone featuring one distinguishing button or depression on each side
- 5.2" 800x480 pixel touch screen by Balda
- No keyboard, multi-touch only
SeekingAlpha accepts outside article submissions and it appears that this author is simply a new contributor. And the content of his article appears to simply be reprints from his own blog. As a result the information should be considered unreliable until further data can be collected.
The concept of a Apple Mini-Tablet device is not new with first claims coming from Appleinsider in September. At that time, Appleinsider claimed that Apple had an ongoing PDA project described as an ultra-thin slate about 1.5 times the size of the existing iPhone with a high resolution (720x480) screen.