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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New Origamis coming from TabletKiosk

Today I received from TabletKiosk the following Press Release:

TORRANCE, CA, August 1, 2006 - TabletKioskTM, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced the launch of eoTM i7209 and eoTM i7210 the newest additions to the company's family of ultra-mobile computing solutions.

TabletKiosk continues to advance the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) platform by offering innovative features to maximize productivity and encourage on-the-go use. The two new models, powered by Ultra Low Voltage processors from Intel Corporation, are as follows:

eoTM i7210 Intel® Pentium® M 1.0 GHz ULV / 1 GB DDR2 RAM / 60 GB HDD

eoTM i7209 Intel® ULV Celeron® M 900 MHz ULV / 512 MB DDR2 RAM / 30 GB HDD

"We are pleased to be working with TabletKiosk on the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) category," said Brad Gra, Intel's UMPC marketing director. "These TabletKiosk UMPCs are based on Intel's low power technology and represent early examples of this category, which is expected to grow signicantly over the next few years."

Featuring the latest advancements in mobile computing, the eoTM i7200 series incorporates an integrated 1.3 Mega pixel CMOS camera with video capture capabilities, as well as a built-in, 4-in-1 media card reader (supports SD/SDIO/MMC/MS)for taking and sharing digital photos and videos. For easy connectivity to the internet or SOHO networks, both units feature 802.11 b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth v1.2.

The eoTM i7200 series comes preloaded with Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 with Touch Pack and is certified Microsoft® Windows VistaTM capable.

For ultimate convenience, the eoTM i7200 series features a 7" LCD touch screen with handwriting recognition, an onscreen keyboard, voice recognition, and external control devices, including a full roaming thumb joystick and dedicated left and right mouse buttons.

The eoTM i7200 series comes bundled with the eoTM i72DC Docking Cradle which adds features to offer the fexibility and usability of a desktop PC. Sporting four additional USB 2.0 Ports, a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Networking Port, S-Video Out and VGA Out with Dual monitor support, the eoTM i7200 series can be used in conjunction with the most popular computing accessories, including monitor, mouse and optical drive.

"With the launch of the eoTM i7200 series, we are pleased to introduce many of the new features and technological advancements that are bringing greater visibility to the UMPC platform," said Martin Smekal, president of TabletKiosk. "When presented alongside our previously released eoTM v7110, we now offer our customers a broader range of options to meet their specific mobile computing needs."

eoTM i7200 series Fast Facts:
- 1.8" IDE Hard Disk Drive
- Intel 915GMS with embedded 3D engine with Full Direct X9 Compliance
- Dual display support
- 1.3 Mega pixel CMOS camera with video capture capability
- 4-in-1 Card Reader (supports SD/SDIO/MMC/MS)
- 802.11b/g Wireless Networking
- Bluetooth v1.2 (v1.1 compatible) built-in USB 2.0 compliant module
- HD 7.1 channel audio
- 2x USB 2.0 / Headphones Out / Microphone In
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- 7" WVGA touch screen display (80 gram)
- Dimensions: 8.88" W x 5.67" H x .98" D
- Weighs 1.83 lbs. (with battery pack)
- Ships with Microsoft Tablet Education and Experience Pack pre-installed
- Integrated Computer Stand
- Screen rotation supports portrait and landscape mode
- Fingerprint resistive casing

To meet the unique mobile computing needs of today's businesses, TabletKiosk offers and is currently developing a broad range of "Smart Business" accessories for the eoTM i7200 series. These include a portfolio case, ruggedized bump case, outdoor LCD screen and magnetic stripe reader to provide ultimate flexibility in the way that eoTM is used, handled and carried. Many of these accessories were developed originally as custom solutions for our enterprise partners who utilize the UMPC platform to help run their everyday businesses in a whole new way. Now, these accessories are available for the benefit of all of TabletKiosk's customers.

Pricing and Availability

eoTM i7209 and eoTM i7210 will begin shipping by the end of August, 2006. For additional details, pricing and to place a pre-order, please visit www.tabletkiosk.com.

About TabletKioskTM

TabletKioskTM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PCs, UMPCs and exhibit-centric computing solutions marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com.

Well, I was righ when I said that probably the mysterious UMPC - later found to be a Founder - was going to be released by TabletKiosk.

The specifications of this UMPC are very good and it seems to include a Joystick Mouse, one of the features that made the previous series, the eo V7110 in some how popular. Of course until real life tests are not published is hard to say definitely how good is this UMPC or if it has been configured properly but being the Second one released by TabletKiosk I expect to find in this one more quality and a better prepared device.

One thing is for sure, from now one when UMPC are mentioned TabletKiosk will be mentioned because these guys are really thinking seriously about this new platform.