A new tablet has emerged whose claim to fame, apart from sporting looks that resemble that of the iPad is its unique touchscreen display. Named Ten, the tablet from the company SmartQ even has a 9.7 inch display having a resolution of 10.24 x 768 pixels though the similarities end just here. This since the Ten tablet PC can well be considered the first to boast of a piezoelectric touchscreen display.
Now what is so special about the piezoelectric touch panel? This technology enables the touch panel to recognize multiple inputs from non conductors such as a stylus or the finger, thus making it possible to have the best of both world – capacitive or resistive display. In fact, what makes the piezoelectric so special is its ability to pick up up to 10 distinct inputs which means typing using all 10 fingers is definitely a possibility with the 10 tablet. It is also this feature that perhaps led to the tablet being named the rather odd Ten.
The rest of the tablet features are rather conventional with not much of a surprise here. Powered by a Rockchip ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the Ten tablet boasts of Mali 400 graphics along with other usual tablet features such as a G-sensor, ambient light sensor, and GPS. Also, the Ten will have 8 GB of internal storage and 512 MB of RAM. Connectivity options with the Ten tablet include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while default operating system will be Android 2.2 Froyo.
No word on pricing or its availability as yet though here is video to catch the Ten live in action.
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