Touch Book

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Touch Book is a netbook size device with a touch screen (Web Tablets). It features a removable keyboard which can make it a nice reading device.


[edit] Overview

This product is made with Open software and open hardware. It can be purchased without the keyboard for $299 and including the keyboard for $399. The company is based in Menlo Park, Calif. Initial shipments were made in 2009. Overseas orders are accepted. Currently being revised.

[edit] Specifications

  • Texas Instruments OMAP3530 with Micron 512MB (RAM) + 256MB (NAND) Memory
  • 8.9 inches 1024x600 pressure sensitive touch screen
  • Main storage: 8GB SD card - easily upgradeable
  • USB Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n dongle powered by a Ralink 3070 chipset
  • USB Bluetooth class 2.1
  • FCC, CE, UL-certified, 5V, 3.5A power adapter
  • US Qwerty 24cm-large keyboard — around 95% of the size of a standard keyboard (removable and optional)
  • Cirque Touchpad
  • Two Owolff high-quality internal stereo speakers
  • 3D accelerometer
  • Two internal batteries 6000 and 12000mAh — easily replaced
  • Dimensions: 9.4" x 7" x 1.4" for 2 lbs (with keyboard)
  • 7 USB ports: three external, four internal, three of them may be reserved for wifi, bluetooth and keyboard
  • Bi-color silver/black case with dark-red back cover.
  • Secured attachment system of tablet into keyboard
  • Independent magnet system for the tablet - use your tablet as a refrigerator magnet.

[edit] Software

Initial shipments will include:

  • Linux 2.6.29 with all the required drivers
  • Xfce 4.4 desktop environment
  • A unique 3D interface for starting applications with your finger
  • Firefox 3.0 and Fennec beta 2 (touch screen capable Web Browser)
  • Youtube and daily motion support
  • A video and music player
  • AbiWord and Gnumeric
  • A chat manager, Pidgin
  • Mypaint 5.1
  • A PDF reader, evince
  • An ebook reader, FBReader
  • A printer manager, Cups
  • All usual accessories (zip, picture viewer, dictionary...)
  • Support for most standard USB accessories
  • Java support

The software roadmap towards release 1.0 will include the following:

  • Upgrade to the latest of all the applications already mentioned
  • Skype compatible application
  • OpenOffice 3.1
  • A full Adobe Flash solution
  • Recognition of the Touch Book by iTunes to synchronize your music and video
  • A Google-maps-based application with GPS support (GPS USB not included)
  • Some 3D accelerometer-based iPhone games

Also, we will also offer or give strong support for a Google Android image.

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