Intel Developing StoryBook Tablet PC for Developing MarketsBy
Intel has been keen to have its presence felt in the rapidly evolving tablet segment and is pursuing a low cost/high volume targeted at developing markets like China and Brazil. Named StoryBook, the tablet would have the education segment as its primary market and would be much along the lines of the Classmate PC.
However, unlike the Classmate PC, Intel has stated the StoryBook tablet will also be on offer for general consumers and pushed into the retail channel where it would be priced less than $299. The tablet will have a 10 inch display and be based on Intel’s Medfield chips. Further, the tablet will sport a dual operating system configuration and is expected to be ready by the second half of 2012. The image available clearly shows Android as one of the operating systems, and it’s likely Windows will be the other choice for OS. Notebook manufacturer Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), along with the China based company Malata, are slated to manufacture the StoryBook tablet devices.