A Chinese blog reports that former Google China president Kai-fu Lee is saying that Apple this month will introduce a tablet with a 10.1 inch touchscreen with multi-touch capabilities. The UI is said to be amazing and there will be 3D graphics, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, video conferencing, e-book functions and, of course, web browsing. The device looks like a giant iPhone and the Cupertino based company expects 10 million to sell in the first year. All the reports
that we have heard about the tablet indicate that the UI is something unique and incredible. According to Lee, the tablet is expected to be priced at less than $1,000 U.S. Dollars and will be introduced to the public by Steve Jobs at an event later this month. Our earlier reports indicated that Apple has rented the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco for late January (26th?). This news could very well be legit since Lee's connection with the Apple tablet might be through contract manufacturer Foxconn. The latter company builds the Apple iPhone and is expected to put together the tablet as well as provide the glass and strengthening for it through two subsidiaries, as we have reported
. Foxconn is an investor in Innovation Workshop, a company that Kai-fu Lee founded and is the current CEO of. Lee has denied getting info on the tablet from Foxconn, but says the info came from an informed friend. This friend also reports that the tablet will feature a front facing camera for video chat, a function that has always been rumored for the iPhone but has never been put into place on the handset.
(translated) via GadgetMix