Two Canadian network operators, Rogers and Bell, are reported to be testing out Apple iTV in their labs. The Globe and Mail says of Apple: “They’re looking for a partner. They’re looking for someone with wireless and broadband capabilities.”
The paper is also claiming that iTV will have SIri voice-recognition onboard 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.”
The newspaper says the operators are both in talks to be Apple’s launch partner in Canada.