Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is building Apple's eagerly anticipated Tablet device, according to a report on the DigiTimes Web site.

Citing unnamed market sources, DigiTimes says the enigmatic device will be available during the first quarter of 2010, with an expected initial production run of between 300,000-400,000.

The Apple tablet - which is likely to focus on e-book functionality rather than music - apparently features a 10.6-inch display, extended battery life, an interactive GUI and fast Internet connectivity.

Apple's elusive tablet is likely to face significant competition, as HP and other manufacturers prepare to debut a range of tablet-style touchscreen devices during the second quarter of 2010.