Guess what? Tablet PCs
are hotter than ever, and while the market never really took off when it tried years ago, this thing just might be different. Things are slimmer, faster and more power efficient, and more companies are looking to get into the game. We're still curious to see exactly how these will fit into a world that is already populated with netbooks and smartphones, but OpenPeak definitely has an option that has our interest.
The OpenTablet 7 is one of the nicer slates we have seen, boasting a multi-touch panel and an Intel Moorestown platform beneath the shell. According to OpenPeak, it's expected to be adopted by multiple branded customers and service providers and ship in the second half of this year. As for specifications, you'll find a LED backlit 7" screen, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and cellular connectivity, HDMI output and dual cameras for capturing both high-definition video and still images.
There's also on-board USB, a MicroSD card slot and a weight of just 1.15lbs. Size wise, it measures in at 9" x 5" x 0.59", and it's available with either a desktop docking station or handset docking station. What's unique about this option is the open framework, which "enables designers and developers to create highly interactive applications using Adobe Flash CS4, eliminating the need to learn new programming languages or complex APIs." A new tablet that lets coders take the wheel? Yeah, we're interested.
Leveraging the powerful Intel Moorestown platform and built on the proven, reliable OpenPeak platform, the OpenTablet is a ready-to-deploy device that provides plug-and-play ease of installation at an affordable price point. The device is available with either a desktop docking station or handset docking station.
“The Intel Moorestown platform will deliver exceptional performance for a range of rich, interactive, Internet-based experiences while dramatically reducing power”, said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group. “Based on this next generation Intel platform, the OpenTablet represents a powerful, user friendly and innovative design in the emerging tablet market segment.”
OpenPeak’s software framework enables designers and developers to create highly interactive applications using Adobe® Flash® CS4, eliminating the need to learn new programming languages or complex APIs.
OpenPeak’s integrated device management services allows providers to remotely provision, monitor and update customer devices on demand over broadband networks to ensure the delivery of the most up-to-date services and software.
A fully partitioned, white label application shop provides revenue sharing models and content availability controls, allowing service providers to deliver the most popular multi-media applications right into the home.
“In addition to the exciting possibilities for in-home use of the OpenTablet, the device also provides a powerful way for enterprise businesses to integrate telephony and multi-media services right on the desktop,” Gittleman said. “And, hospitality providers can also use it to increase hotel revenue and guest loyalty by delivering in-room dining options, information about spa services, nearby attractions, airlines and travel services and more right to the bedside table in an ultra-modern touch-screen device.”
For more information about the OpenTablet 7 visit www.openpeak.com.