Folks over at Asus have confirmed that they are helping Apple build a Tablet PC. This rings true, because Asus is one of Apple’s contract manufacturer for gizmos such as iBooks and PowerBooks.

Excerpt from CNET Crave:

We checked back with our source at Asus on a different day and they confirmed that the Apple Tablet will not be based on existing Asus designs such as the R1. It will come from a completely new blueprint, possibly based on the patent Apple filed back in May 2005. We’re guessing it’ll be based on Intel Core architecture, a tweaked version of Leopard, and have all the multi-touch, CoverFlow goodness we’ve seen in the iPhone and iPod touch.

Unfortunately, there is no information at this moment pertaining to expected availability, or even what the final specs will look like.

Will Apple be able to turn the Tablet PC into a success when others have failed?