France Telecom VP Says Apple Tablet Coming Soon – With a Webcam

Apple tablet coming with webcam

Over the past few days, we have had several "inside sources" and a few other prominent people like the ex-President of Google China who have talked about the imminent launch of the Apple Tablet and have also revealed a bit about its specifications. 

But none of this would come close to a recent disclosure by France Télécom / Orange Vice President, Stephane Richard. 

In an interview today morning to a French radio station Europe1, Richard confirmed the journalists' doubts that the Apple Tablet was indeed coming very soon. He also went ahead to confirm that the Tablet would come equipped with a webcam. Here is the complete transcript of the discussion as translated by TechCrunch:

"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!"

As our readers would know, Orange is among Apple's most important partners and offers the iPhone in close to 28 countries. That being the case, it is pretty likely that Apple has the top brass from Orange in the loop regarding the launch dates and features of the Apple Tablet. That being said, a webcam on the Tablet is not particularly revolutionary. However, corroborating this with other features that are being speculated to be present in the Tablet, it is becoming increasingly clear that Apple is looking at the Tablet as a way to compliment if not substitute the MacBook

Here is the video of the conversation:

Let us know what you think.

[via TechCrunch]