With Amazon's success with the Kindle and Barnes & Noble recently announcing their partnership with Plastic Logic to develop an eReader by early next year, Apple has decided to dive into the wireless reading device market by creating their own tablet.

Set to make an early 2010 launch, the multi-touch, 10-inch, 3G enabled tablet will closely resemble a jumbo iPod Touch and no doubt offer the convenience of downloading books via iTunes. It's also rumored that Apple could work with Verizon to subsidize the tablet and therefore make it more affordable for students.

I'm curious to know if those who haven't splurged for the Kindle would consider purchasing an Apple tablet? And if you're already an iPhone owner, do you think the tablet would be worth owning in addition to your iPhone?