Sleek OpenTablet 7 Enters The Booming Tablet PC Market - HotHardware
Sleek OpenTablet 7 Enters The Booming Tablet PC Market

Sleek OpenTablet 7 Enters The Booming Tablet PC Market

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.
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Cool looking little device. I just wish I could get some hands on with one of these things.

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that looks very nice. its light, thin and not too big :D

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Yeah there we go this is the kind of thing I have been talking about on this platform. It's Multi carrier, Multi Touch, Multi Purpose I hope we see more of this kind of goodness. Someone needs to hop on one of those TI chips in one of these connect to anything wireless available. That may not be on this piece of equipment, but it looks nice. See Mr Job's this is what a tablet is, not a halfway dysfunctional on accident, halfway disfunctional on purpose POJ.

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Flash, huh? Hope it comes with some great antimalware software out of the box. Of course, that'll slow it down, and merely encourage someone to find a way around it. 5/12 of my browser's addons are targeted against the nasty things it can do to you... and here's a tablet that runs on it? Even when Flash isn't being used to spread a botnet, the games I've seen for it can hardly be called professional (there are a few exceptions, but not many). I don't think "Mr Job's" is much concerned.

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Nice!

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Nice, I do like the design and having flash support, standard i/o slots, bluetooth, wifi and keeping it light and slim are good choices.

The only problem that jumps out at me is that the UI looks a bit too much like the iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch. I can see it going either way of it might play off people liking that interface or backfire if people feel it is just trying to be an iPad rip-off/imitator.

Hopefully the programmability of the system will allow individuals to tweak the UI to their desires and alleviate the issue.

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