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bModo's Touchscreen Tabet Does Win7, Atom

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.

  • christopherknapp
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    It looks good, I wish I can try it before buying the product.
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  • sudeshc
    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
    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
    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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