Olivetti to debut two new OliPad tablets
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Olivetti, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, is apparently resurrecting its PC business, which the company sold back in 1997. Last year, the Ivrea-headquartered manufacturer released two 10-inch slate PCs, the OliPad 100 and its successor OliPad 110 that were powered by dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips.
This was supposedly a successful move, because according to a report from Notebook Italia, the maker is in the processes of launching two new tablets in 2012, dubbed OliPad Tegra 3 and OliPad Graphos aimed at business professionals.
On the hardware front, details are scarce for the time being. It is known, however, that the first portable device will be driven by a Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC (system on chip) and will be equipped with a 10-inch In-Plane Switching touchscreen display that has a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.
In addition, users will be provided with an NFC radio for wireless transactions, 3G/4G and Wireless LAN modules for staying in touch with colleagues, family and friends.
Next in line is the Graphos, which is reportedly an 8-inch tablet that packs an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and an IPS panel with a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels. The interesting feature of this new OliPad is that it will come with an interactive WACOM digitizer stylus, which offers highly-accurate input and can be utilized for drawing, writing etc.
Both tablets will run an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will supposedly become available in Europe this summer.