Orange Announces Then Denies Apple Tablet PC

Comments from an executive of France Telecom have given air to the rumours of the existence of the device, while a couple of other reports pointed towards a multi-touch enabled iWork, along with an operating system with “a good bit of new sexy to it”.

In an interview with a reporter on Monday morning, a high-profile executive with France Telecom, Stephane Richard, reportedly ascertained that Orange users would get hold over the rumoured device. Furthermore, he even reportedly acknowledged the impending release of the device.

However, mobile news portal MocoNews quoted the company’s PR defending the claims by saying, “The spokesperson was merely confirming that he is aware of the speculation surrounding a launch and that Orange would be delighted to have such a product were it ever to be available”.

In addition, a report published on the New York Times is suggesting that the device is expected to have an extensive set of control gestures further than what iPhone has to offer.

In another story, Silicon Alley Insider is quoting an anonymous source, who reportedly had seen the OS of the device, indicating that the device would have a superior OS than iPhone before adding that "It's a big iPhone, but it's not just a big iPhone".

Our Comments

This was enough to send the web is in frenzy about the launch of Apple’s highly rumoured tablet computer gadget, with an umpteen number of blogs and reports presenting their own bit of information about the looks and launch date of the device.

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