Ex-president of Google China says Apple Tablet is like a big iPhone with front facing camera

Ex-president of Google China says Apple Tablet is like a big iPhone with front facing camera
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.

source: sina.com (translated) via GadgetMix, electronista, Barrons

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3 Comments

1. avengedfo7ld

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

While I admire Apple for their success in creating easy to use functions, I also cringe every time I see a price tag for anything apple related. "priced at less than $1,000 U.S. Dollars" wow with the economy in a recessive state, you would think that Apple could make their product more easily affordable. This thing better have Macbook capabilities at that price.

3. endokun83

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

LOL, less than $1000 U.S. dollars. By that they mean it'll be $999.99....apple tax, gotta love it

2. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Im thinking Macbook Air hardware and a giant touchscreen. That would be an AWESOME wifi remote connected to an Airport Express running AirTunes. It may be expensive, but I love Apple stuff.

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