The Adam tablet had a unique distinction uptill now, that of being the only known tablet PC to be using the Pixel Qi screen. But as per the latest slate pc news, Adam will soon have company as there are a plethora of tablets that will be wearing the innovative technology that makes a screen just as viewable out in the sun as it is indoors. In fact, quite a few of those tablets were there to be seen at the Pixel Qi booth at Computex and they indeed look promising. But of all those present, special mention has to be made of one that can make a difference and rise above the sea of tablets – the Innoversal Lattice.
However, the switchable reflective and backlit screen that brings forth the goodness of a LCD screen as well as that of an E-Ink display out on the same platter is not the only thing that sets apart the Innoversal Lattice. For what you have with the Innoversal Lattice is a tablet that’s well built, is extremely well engineered along with solid performance all of which warrants a closer look of the tablet device. Spec sheet is impressive as behind the 10.1-inch Pixel Qi 3Qi 1024 x 600 resolution touchscreen lies a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor. Memory options start at 16GB and doubles up twice so that there are versions of the tablet with 32GB or the max 64GB of solid state disk available though the SD card slot will ensure you won’t have to be tied down to the available memory . And as for its dimensions, the Lattice measures a quite compact 249.6mm x 176mm x 13.5 mm.
Makers Innoversal has ensured connectivity is not a problem with the Lattice and has endowed it with 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and 3G features. The Lattice also incorporates an astounding 8mp Wide-Angle Lens camera which should be reason enough to explore the photographer in you. Then the Lattice also features mini USB 2.0 port, a SIM card slot, along with 3.5mm ear-mic built-in speaker and microphone.
Powering the Lattice will be a Li-ion 6-cell 58wh 5300mAh battery. There is no information as to how long will it be able to keep the Lattice going though it would be interesting to know whether it can beat the 16 hours battery life of the Adam given the screen’s ability to save power by switching off backlight while still ensuring the screen continues to be readable. However, the touchscreen layer does tend to reflect a lot of glare so it remains to be seen whether it lives up to what the Pixel Qi technology promises.
Apart from these, there are a lot of things that makes the Lattice a far cry from the run of the mill tablets that’s swamping the markets right now. Like the screen that apart from being able to pick up multitouch input, also supports handwriting input. Then there is the auto screen rotate feature along with the ambient light sensor, an in-built dictionary that can make working with the Lattice so much more convenient. Well, there are more like the push mail feature or the text to speech that only supports English as of now will read aloud to you what’s on the screen only. There are also many services available that will be unique to the location of the device.
Saving the best for the last, Innoversal has said the tablet will make its debut by September and is likely to sport a price tag of around $530 to $550. Also, an interesting aspect of the tablet is there is the option of either Windows, Linux, or even Google Chrome as the default OS of the Lattice.
We will have more on this as they become available along with all the latest e-reader news as well. So be tuned to this place.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email