Orange: Did We Just Confirm The Apple Tablet? No, No, No, You Mistranslated Us!

Orange: Did We Just Confirm The Apple Tablet? No, No, No, You Mistranslated Us!

justkidding-demotivational-postersWhat is going on here? Just hours after we all thought that at long last we had some sort of real confirmation on the Apple tablet, our ‘source’ is covering their tracks.

I am sure that recall the stories from earlier today when a France Telecom executive took part in the following exchange:

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!

Now Orange is saying that “These responses in no way reflect Orange’s confirmation of the existence of the rumoured device. 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.” Aww shucks, and you had us all so excited.

I think that I nailed it though, stating right after the rumor came to light that Mr. Richard is in some trouble: “I bet he’s getting spanked by Steve Jobs right now.” Looks like Steve-o got someone to take care of this right away.

Well there you have it folks: your Apple tablet tumors, er, rumors for the day. Now scoot along and wait for tomorrow’s hype.

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