Moorestown-powered OpenTablet 7 debuts – should Apple be wor

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Old 15-Jan-2011
Moorestown-powered OpenTablet 7 debuts – should Apple be wor

If you’re in the market for a cutting-edge tablet that dusts the iPad and then does even more, OpenPeak’s upcoming slate built around Intel’s Moorestown platform is for you.
OpenPeak has debuted the OpenTablet 7 Wednesday, a new touchscreen slate with a 7-inch TFT LCD with LED backlighting. It runs a variant of Linux rather than Windows 7. And, yes, it also does Flash and runs “thousands of apps” written for other OpenPeak platforms, including phones, and photo frames.
Hardware-wise, the OpenTablet 7 has a leg up on the iPad. The device is powered by the latest Intel Atom chip built around the new Moorestown platform. Compared to the current Atom generation, Moorestown delivers more bang for your buck while consuming far less power, meaning pundits cannot dismiss the OpenTablet 7 as a two-hour slate. The CPU is clocked at a whopping 1.97GHz, allowing the device to run PC-class apps. It also has other things sadly missing from the iPad, including a high-definition webcam mounted on the back.

It’ll do VoIP telephony, voice, videos, data, photos, music, calendar, contacts, social networking, e-books, navigation, email, instant messaging, over-the-air firmware updating, and more. The thing you don’t come across in typical tablets are home security systems and energy consumption monitoring applications. Such a total home dashboard lets you monitor home energy usage, set a thermostat remotely, arm or disarm home security, sync family schedules, check movie times, listen to music, watch videos, get weather updates, and more.
For a detailed overview of the OpenTablet 7 tablet check out Engadget’s hands-on video included above. The OpenTablet 7 is a bit thicker than Apple’s tablet, 15 millimeter versus the iPad’s 13.4 millimeter, measures nine inches by five inches and weighs in at 1.15 pounds. Connectivity features include Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and 3G data through AT&T’s mobile broadband and WiFi service.

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