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bModo's Touchscreen Tabet Does Win7, Atom

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bModo's new tablet combines the best of slates, notebooks, and Apple's iPad.

Thursday California-based bModo Inc revealed its new bModo12 touchscreen tablet, a Windows 7-based device that pools together the best features found in Apple's iPad, notebooks, and slate PCs.

According to the device specs, the Windows 7 Home Premium tablet will sport an 11.6-inch LED HD GLARE capacitive touchscreen with a 1366 x 768 resolution, Intel's 1.66 GHz Atom processor, the Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500, a discrete 1080p HD video accelerator, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, a 32 GB SSD, a SIM card slot for 3G connectivity and multitasking support. Other hardware specs will include Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a Mini PCI interface GPS card, a 1.3MP camera, a MG-Al Alloy casing, integrated 802.11 b/g/n and more.

"The bModo12 is a Personal Media Device, an eReader, a Mobile Internet Device, and a Personal Computing Device all rolled into one," the company said. "It supports all PC applications including MS Office, MS Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Intuit QuickBooks, Macromedia Flash, Skype, Yahoo IM and more."

The tablet will also come with a variety of connectivity options, providing 2 USB ports, an SDHC card slot, a Mini HDMI port (upscaling 1080p from a 720 source), an OMTP jack, and a 26-pin connector for an upcoming docking station. It will also provide a unique launcher application called Bossa Nova2 that's optimized for the tablet's touch capabilities, focusing on quick access to multimedia and social networking applications. DivX, XviD, MPEG4 and many other multimedia formats will be supported right out of the box.

The mBodo12 specs indicate that future models will support additional Windows 7 Premium offerings, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, and an optional 64 GB SSD. The current model is slated to hit retail outlets by the end of the year, however pricing was not provided.

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    christopherknapp , October 14, 2010 11:01 PM
    If we will be able to upgrade the memory, and hard drive ... I am sold. Without this capability it is just another waste.
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    existencenow , October 14, 2010 11:01 PM
    Looks like a stable actually useful for more than web browsing tablet will hit the market... this i might just buy.
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    seboj , October 14, 2010 11:23 PM
    Looks pretty solid. Better camera would be nice. And maybe a custom touch interface on top of Win7.

    I read all the way to the end, waiting for the "And all this can be yours for the low, low price of $999.. oh yeah, and the battery only lasts 37 minutes. And it weighs 5lbs."

    I like the sound of it, but I'll remain skeptical until all the details are out.
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    lauxenburg , October 14, 2010 11:30 PM
    Unity for Ubuntu 10.10 is the answer to all of this tablet jargon. Simple and lightweight like the iPad interface but not as cluttered and heavy as the Windows interface.

    Really. Good stuff.
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    eddieroolz , October 15, 2010 12:13 AM
    This is more like it, though the specs are on the weak side. Fullscreen 720p YouTube is probably out of the question thanks to GMA 500.
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    liveonc , October 15, 2010 1:09 AM
    A USB 3.0 SDHC card reader for the upcoming 20nm 64 Gb (8 GB) MLC NAND flash chip: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MLC-NAND-Toggle-DDR-SDR-20-nm-class-processing,11461.html would be nice.
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    dEAne , October 15, 2010 1:55 AM
    It looks good, I wish I can try it before buying the product.
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    sudeshc , October 15, 2010 4:39 AM
    Dam thats awesome, just the same issues that christopherknapp said give some space for upgrades.
    This is the future, they have to increase the HDD and RAM, thats all.
    I am SOLD
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    RabidFace , October 15, 2010 7:30 AM
    eddieroolzThis is more like it, though the specs are on the weak side. Fullscreen 720p YouTube is probably out of the question thanks to GMA 500.

    I am pretty sure the article said the tablet had a: discrete 1080p HD video accelerator.
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    dark_lord69 , October 15, 2010 3:23 PM
    Now there is a tablet worth buying!
    I would wait for the 2 GB version though. Also, I would still want to use an external keyboard. (Why don't they just put little phone style qwerty keyboards on these things?)
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    theoutbound , October 15, 2010 3:51 PM
    Wow, finally a tablet that doesn't seem completely useless. Widescreen, HD video, HDMI out and a decent amount of storage might make this at least somewhat interesting.
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    randomstar , October 15, 2010 4:30 PM
    Exactly what I need, but add the dock with static keyboard. with BT it can use an external keybard. add RAM to it and 4g in the slot- and keep it under 700 bucks and you will sell a million of them by lunch..
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    dimar , October 15, 2010 8:20 PM
    I'd buy it only if it gets at least 3GB of RAM, and acceptable price...
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    applegetsmelaid , October 16, 2010 1:10 AM
    Love me some touchscreen Tabet.
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2010 5:53 AM
    If you read the warranty crap from their website it seems a bit dodgy!! I'll stick to the Viewpad from Viewsonic me thinks

    http://www.bmodo.com/support.html

    Please keep a copy of the original invoice/receipt in order to obtain
    warranty service. This 1 year limited warranty is valid for 1 year from the date of the original purchase of the product, as long as the original purchaser owns the product, based upon the following conditions.:
    •Removal and/or defacing of serial/part number stickers on any bModo products will void all warranties.
    •To obtain a RMA number to send defective products to RMA service, a copy of the original invoice/receipt is required.
    •Products purchased second hand or from an auction site do not carry any warranty.
    •bModo does not offer refund on products not purchased directly from bModo.
    •There is no physical damage to the products that are caused by: Damage due to improper installation or handling, damage during modification of any kind, damage during any type of Aftermarket installation, and water damage of any kind.
    •bModo reserves the right to claim for shipping fees along with a service charge from the customer for any incomplete or modified product that is returned and requires repair or replacement, or when the customer is not entitled to any coverage under this warranty.
    •bModo will cover all return shipping back to our US and Canadian customers for the RMA replacement with free ground shipping through FedEx or USPS. If bModo determines that the product is not factory defective, the customer will pay bModo a fee for testing, examination, shipping and handling at the prevailing bModo rate.
    •bModo reserves the right to change this policy without advance notice. Service charge is variable based upon the actual material cost to replace missing or modified parts back to their original factory condition. In such case, bModo will not perform any warranty repair or replacements until the consent is made from customers.
    •bModo technical department has the final authority to conclude for any warranty repair or non-warranty repair.
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    brogahn , November 13, 2010 6:01 AM
    the warranty seems a bit dodgy..

    looks like it's the viewpad for me

    http://www.bmodo.com/support.html

    Limited Warranty Information
    Product Model: bModo12
    One Year Limited Warranty
    Please keep a copy of the original invoice/receipt in order to obtain warranty service. This 1 year limited warranty is valid for 1 year from the date of the original purchase of the product, as long as the original purchaser owns the product, based upon the following conditions.:
    •Removal and/or defacing of serial/part number stickers on any bModo products will void all warranties.
    •To obtain a RMA number to send defective products to RMA service, a copy of the original invoice/receipt is required.
    •Products purchased second hand or from an auction site do not carry any warranty.
    •bModo does not offer refund on products not purchased directly from bModo.
    •There is no physical damage to the products that are caused by: Damage due to improper installation or handling, damage during modification of any kind, damage during any type of Aftermarket installation, and water damage of any kind.
    •bModo reserves the right to claim for shipping fees along with a service charge from the customer for any incomplete or modified product that is returned and requires repair or replacement, or when the customer is not entitled to any coverage under this warranty.
    •bModo will cover all return shipping back to our US and Canadian customers for the RMA replacement with free ground shipping through FedEx or USPS. If bModo determines that the product is not factory defective, the customer will pay bModo a fee for testing, examination, shipping and handling at the prevailing bModo rate.
    •bModo reserves the right to change this policy without advance notice. Service charge is variable based upon the actual material cost to replace missing or modified parts back to their original factory condition. In such case, bModo will not perform any warranty repair or replacements until the consent is made from customers.
    •bModo technical department has the final authority to conclude for any warranty repair or non-warranty repair.