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.
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.
Really. Good stuff.
This is the future, they have to increase the HDD and RAM, thats all.
I am SOLD
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?)