Claimed Tablet Video Sparks Questionable Speculation of Apple Tablet

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French site Nowhereelse.fr has published [Google translation] what appears at first glance to be a video of a tablet computer being used to browse a touch-enabled version of an IKEA catalog. The sleek profile and iPhone-like status bar at the top of the screen have led to speculation that the device might be Apple's much-rumored tablet device.

The video demonstrates a feature similar to Cover Flow to aid in navigation, appearing to possibly offer previews of JavaScript menu navigation items. It also reveals a "shake to shuffle" feature on product listing pages to allow the user to view a new selection of items within a given category. Finally, the user is shown applying different color options to products by both tapping on color swatches in the case of a chair and by dragging swatches into a large image in the case of cabinetry.


Nowhereelse.fr provides no information on the source of the video or any claims relating to its authenticity, so we've chosen to publish this information simply for interest and discussion. The site has had a very questionable reputation, previously publishing a claimed Apple tablet image it had received that later turned out to be a hoax and also publishing claimed iPhone images incorrectly depicting a forward-facing camera just prior to the introduction of the iPhone 3GS earlier this year.

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