Red Flag Software, a China based company on June 245 2010 debuted a sweet looking MeeGo operating system based Tablet PC, named the NPad.
We find it very interesting that the NPAD is the first Tablet PC to run the Nokia/Intel operating system on the MeeGo platform. Right now the MeeGo software is in Late Alpha stage, and has already been announced for a few Smartphones from Nokia later on in the year.
First of all the Red Flag NPad will feature a Moorestown platform that is around 10.1 inches in size, making it larger than the competing Apple iPad. It also is capacitive multi-touch and has a built in accelerometer, so you can switch it between landscape modes. If you want to connect up to the internet, you can do so in 3G and WI-FI. The battery life is great for tablets, at about 8 hours.
Getting back to the MeeGo Operating system, the NPad is thought to be running the 1.1 MeeGo OS. The benefits of this operating system are to multi-task applications and its great social networking tools. It will allow users to operate common tasks using a three column view and be very intuitive. The MeeGo operating system is trying to be competitive with the Google Android operating system, and trying to put the Palm WebOS market place to shame.
The only thing is with MeeGo, is whether it will have developer support, right now there are no dedicated development kit for the MeeGo for tablets, but they do have kits for Netbooks. Nokia has a hybrid version of MeeGo for its smartphones.
The Unit will debut in China sometime in August or September for around $350.00
Sources: MeeGo, ccidnet
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.