No-one yet knows what it’s going to be called*. A lot of people think they know what it’s going to look like though bit.ly/apple-tablet-mockup. Media interest in tablets / slates / whatever-you-want-to-call-them is running high in the run up to tomorrow’s Apple media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fransico. What do you think? Are tablets the future of mobile personal computing? There are plenty of rumours about bookstore tie-ins and there’s several industry pundits already talking about it being a Kindle-killer. I think there’s a good if not huge potential market (depending on price) for such a device to watch movies and surf the web. Tomorrow we’re pretty sure to see the answer as to why Apple never did want to go down the netbook route. * Interestingly Macrumors.com posted this yesterday "While it's possible Apple may have ultimately decided to go a different direction, the iPad application process remains ongoing with filings as recent as this month, making this seem to be the most likely candidate."