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When is the Apple tablet announcement?

As details leak and anticipation mounts, everyone wants to know when to watch.

By Andrew Heining / January 27, 2010



Four times this morning we've been asked if we know when Apple is scheduled to kick off its "latest creation" media event.

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To all of you out there wondering the same thing, here's a rundown of when things get started in San Francisco (thanks to Engadget):

08:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
03:00AM - Tokyo (January 28th)

Live video from Apple press conferences is frowned upon, but a closet industry of live-bloggers has sprung up to feed fanboys' (and fangirls') need to know about new products now. Our favorite setup involves multiple tabs spread out across a couple browser windows, preferably on two or more screens, pulling in content from all the big boys.

Where will we be watching? Twitter's a good place to start – set up hashtag searches in your favorite desktop app – but the many tech sites will have people reporting live from the event. In no particular order, here's a few sites to watch:

Gizmodo

Engadget

CNET

Wired

As expected, the Apple tablet rumors are flying this morning, and include spy shots, executive slip-ups, and purported (and already disproved) insider opinions.

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For the latest on what Apple announces today, keep coming back to Horizons – we'll have reaction and analysis later in the day. And, as always, be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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