Apple who has revolutionized the cell phone industry and the music industry with the introduction of popular products such as the iPhone, and the iPod is set to release an Apple Tablet PC. The new device will similarly change the mobile computing industry as well as the ebook industry. Apple is working to add features to iTunes to include downloadable eBooks. Don't be suprised to see them partner with Amazon, or go directly with book publishers to make this work. Likewise I can envision more movies being pushed directly on the new device. Good luck to Apple on changing yet another industry.
According to the Financial Times Apple is racing the product to market:
"The talks come as Apple is separately racing to offer a portable, full-featured, tablet-sized computer in time for the Christmas shopping season, in what the entertainment industry hopes will be a new revolution. The device could be launched alongside the new content deals, including those aimed at stimulating sales of CD-length music, according to people briefed on the project.
Apple is working with EMI, SonyMusic, Warner Music and Universal Music Group, on a project the company has codenamed "Cocktail", according to four people familiar with the situation."