France Telecom Exec Confirms Apple iTablet with Webcam

Did France Telecom/Orange exec Stéphane Richard just get caught off guard enough to confirm the immanent arrival of Apple's iTablet/iSlate, with a webcam? has the video clip (go to 6:10 to see the relevant bit), and Techcrunch provides the translation for those who don't understand French:

Jean-Pierre Elkabbach: According to weekly Le Point, in a couple of days Apple will be launching its tablet computer …Stéphane Richard: Yes.Jean-Pierre Elkabbach: … equipped with a webcam.Stéphane Richard: Yes.Jean-Pierre Elkabbach: Are Orange customers going to be able to enjoy it?Stéphane Richard: Of course!

We're still waiting on Apple to announce it (or announce the rumored Jan. 27 announcement!), however. And word on whether or not Steve Jobs has hopped a plane to France, ready to kung-fu death-touch his loose lipped Euro carrier partner...

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