Former Chief Chinese Googler Leaks iTablet/iSlate Gossip?

According to Chinese former chief-Googler, Lee Kai-fu, who apparently is well connected with Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, the upcoming iTablet/iSlate looks like a giant iPhone with:

  • an awesome UI packed in a beautiful 10.1-inch screen
  • 3D graphics,
  • virtual keyboard,
  • video conferencing,
  • e-books,
  • Internet and other functions

All this from a connected friend, discussed in his Chinese language post [Google translate link]. Oh, and Apple expects to produce 10 million of them in the first year.

Happy kindling for the fires of rumor, indeed!

[Gadget Mix via TUAW]

Rene Ritchie

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