Rogers and Bell already have the Apple iTV in their labs, controlled with Siri and hand gestures

by tomek on February 7, 2012


apple itv siri Rogers and Bell already have the Apple iTV in their labs, controlled with Siri and hand gestures

According to Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest telecommunications companies – Rogers and Bell – are in talks with Apple to become Canadian launch partners for its Apple iTV. “They’re not closed to doing it with one [company] or doing it with two,” said one source who is familiar with the talks. “They’re looking for a partner. They’re looking for someone with wireless and broadband capabilities,” reports Globe and Mail.

More interestingly, another source said Rogers and Bell already have the product in their labs.

best of 2011 vers2 Rogers and Bell already have the Apple iTV in their labs, controlled with Siri and hand gestures

The product reportedly integrates Siri, Apple’s voice-recognition software that acts as a personal assistant on the latest iPhone, into television sets to help viewers make programming choices. Viewers can then control the TV by voice or hand gestures, all from the comfort of a couch. An on-screen keyboard, meanwhile, can also be activated in a similar manner, allowing viewers to surf the web, conduct video chats and use social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook – all without any physical interface.
 

[via The Glob and Mail; image by Guilherme M. Schasiepen]

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  • Roydeans

    If they try and call it iTV they’ll be in court….again!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sfhildeb Stephen Hildebrand

    wait…an on screen keyboard….how long do they think my arms are?

  • Mark

    Erm, controlling a tv by hand gestures… Isn’t that the point if a remote control?

  • Peter Griffin

    lol at concept montage… multi-touch screen? On a huge, VERTICAL display? Give me a break, Apple aren’t that stupid.

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