Olivetti launches the Honeycomb OliPad 110 Tablet PC
Many new Tablet PCs have been introduced over the last few months sporting various CPUs, displays and operating systems. The Italian manufacturer of computers, printers and “other business machines”, Olivetti, joins the party and will soon start selling its latest Android-based OliPad 110. With more and more companies shifting their focus onto the tablet market, the launching of this device that lacks a physical keyboard can only be described as a strategic move.
The OliPad 110 is equipped with a 10-inch display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels. In addition, it is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 SOC (system-on-chip) that sports two ARM Cortex-A9 central processing units with a clock frequency of 1GHz and an integrated GeForce graphics controller. This chip won the “Best Choice” award at the 2011 Computex show in Taipei.
Olivetti’s new Tablet PC apparently houses 16GB of onboard memory, measures 13.9 x 267 x 173 mm and weighs just 600g.
Users can stay connected thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G modules. Furthermore, customers can take advantage of one mini-USB port, a micro-HDMI interface, an audio jack and an SD card reader slot.
Video conferencing is possible via the two integrated web cameras – one on the front (2MP) and a 5MP one on the back of the device.
Other specs, pricing and availability
The OliPad 110 will ship with a pre-installed copy of Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. In addition, it will reportedly come in a glossy black finish with aluminum sides.
According to Notebook Italia, the latest OliPad will be available to customers for purchase at some point in July of this year with a starting price of about €399.