Amid all the noise over no Flash on the iPad or iPhone, along comes OpenTablet 7. It does everything the iPad does not.
iPad vs. OpenTablet 7
If you like vaporware comparisons, pitting the iPad against other new handheld devices will be fun. OpenPeak announced the OpenTablet 7, and it promises to be everything that Apple didn’t put into the iPad.
Except for 150,000 apps.
OpenTablet 7 is smaller than the iPad and sports a seven-inch touch screen, vs. the iPad’s 9.7 inches. Both are about the same thickness. OpenPeak doesn’t say much else about the OpenTablet 7, either. What does it do that the iPad does not? Let the agents of vaporware speak:
- A wide selection of services and applications to complement the home PC
- Ultra-portable tablet can easily detach from charging base
- Provides portable access to media and telephony from anywhere in the home
- High resolution touch screen displays photos, music, and full-motion videos
- HD camera, bluetooth, WiFi and multitouch
- Fast application development and simple deployment process for providers
- Web-based device management enables centralized monitoring and administration
That just makes your mouth water, right?
OpenTablet 7 runs on an Intel Atom CPU, comes with 802.11 b/g/n for WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and 3G mobile broadband connectivity. It also comes with a USB port, a microSD card slot, HDMI-out, and dual cameras which enable HD video capture. Plus, there’s a microphone and speakers, and an LED backlit display.
Looks familiar, no? OpenTablet is smaller than the iPad, weighing in at just over 1.1-pounds. And it does everything the iPad does not do. That includes—here it comes—it runs Flash. The user interface is powered by Flash. That means app developers can use Adobe Flash CS4 to create apps. Flash apps.
No word on the OS. Or how many apps are available. Or the price tag. Or the battery life. Or the launch date. See? OpenTablet 7 is everything the iPad is not.