Friday, January 7, 2011

OpenTablet from OpenPeak Is an Android-Running Atom Slate

While tablets have mostly been divided between ARM-Android and Intel-Windows combinations, OpenPeak decided to be one of the extra few that combined the Atom platform with the Android OS.

While Window 7 does not support the ARM architecture, Android does support processors built on the x86 architecture.

As such, even though uncommon, devices featuring Intel's Atom platform but running a version of the Android operating systems are not totally unheard of.

That said, OpenPeak is the owner of such a device, the tablet in question being known as the OpenTablet.

Basically, on the outside, it looks similar to any other 10.1-inch device of its kind, but has a few things to set it apart from them.

One asset is the transflective LCD (liquid crystal display) which, depending on lighting conditions, can automatically adjust the brightness.

Other specifications include an Atom CPU, 3G, a 720p front-facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1, optional 3G, HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and a microSD card slot, among other things.

"We've taken the tablet to the next level by incorporating the most-requested user features into a powerful device that's ideal for retail and enterprise customers," said Dan Gittleman, CEO of OpenPeak.

"In addition to unprecedented out-of-the-box functionality, the OpenTablet 10 also taps our OpenShop app store for easy access to a large and growing universe of Android Apps,” he added.

"Intel believes the best experiences are created on Intel® architecture," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of the Netbook and Tablet Group at Intel.

"Based on low-power Intel Atom processors, the OpenTablet 10 offers a stunning visual experience optimized for the Internet and high-definition multimedia consumption with excellent battery life,” Davis further stated.

“Support for Android also helps illustrate Intel's 'port of choice' strategy for computing on the go," he aconcluded.

No pricing and availability details exist, but whatever information is available can be found here.
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