The Tribune TabletApple is going to have a bite taken out of their pie-shaped tablet by a newspaper giant. The Tribune Company, based in Chicago, owns many dailies, such as The Baltimore Sun, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. They also have twenty-three TV stations. Now they have made the decision to snatch a piece of the action from the Tablet industry.

Tribune will give subscribers the opportunity to obtain their own touchscreen tablet, which will run a customized Android. The main piece of software showcased will be one that displays the tablet owner’s hometown paper. This news was leaked by more than six employees of the company, on the condition of anonymity.

The plans are a little murky still, but it is possible they will offer the tablets either for free or for a small fee, but to people who subscribe for a longer period to one of their papers. Rumor has it, from five employees who were supposedly briefed on the project, that there might even be a connection plan with a cellular company to provide wireless connectivity.

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