At my recent CES event, I blogged about how tablets were being positioned as a multi-purpose device - useful for on the go computing, reading books/magazines (ebook reader) and a collaborative device for family members at home.
The part of being a collaborative home device really resonated with me. Imagine a tablet being hung up on the kitchen wall and serving as your good old family notice board, reminders, calendar, sticky notes, control of heating, cooking recipes, media playback at dinner time etc. I can really see families buying into that.
Now, WSJ reported what Apple may be thinking (hey - looks like great minds think alike!). Seems consistent with my own views on the topic.