One of our favourite new companies to arrive this year (and put forth tremendous offerings for entry level tablets and e-readers) has a new ace up their sleeve. They have licensed the same UI found in the EXOPC to launch their first Windows 7 tablet in October.
The new Tablet will have a 9.7 inch screen and a dual core Atom N5500 processor. It will have 2 GB of RAM, but most other statistics are unknown at this point. We do know that it will ship this October and cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of $300.
One of the great aspects of the ExoPC UI is that it allows you to switch between the traditional Windows 7 experience and one customized for tablets. It has access to its own App Market with tailor made games and apps designed for the tablet. You have an area devoted to widgets and it is very touchscreen friendly.
We will try and land an interview with the company to find out more details about this sweet looking tablet. I am personally a huge fan of the ExoPC UI! The big reason it did not do so well is because of the prohibitive cost of $700.00 and the fact it went by many names in different markets. It was known as the Ciara Vibe in Canada, the EXOPC in the USA, Mobi-One in Europe, and the Leader Slate 12 in Australia.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.