With perfect timing, a company called
X2 has announced the iTablet, a name once rumored for Apple’s iPad prior to
Steve Jobs unveiling the tablet late last month.
Expected to be available from April, the iTablet runs Windows 7 on a 1.6GHz Intel chip. The iTablet will have space for a 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g Wi-fi and optional 3G mobile broadband. The device will support Flash, unlike Apple’s iPad, and will have 3 USB ports and a 1.3Mp webcam.
HDMI output is offered as an optional extra.
For the fashion conscious, the 10.2-inch or 12.1-inch, 252x192x35mm tablet will be offered in a choice of black, white, blue, pink, yellow, red or grey.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
PC Advisor notes X2 is an industrial product design company whose technical director, Robin Daunter, was formerly the head of R&D at Evesham Technology.
However, with the exception of Windows 7, the device may not be as new as some reports suggest. “Pretty sure the X2 iTablet suddenly making the UK tech rounds is the same AMtek iTablet T200 that’s been out for years now… 2007 in fact,” notes Engadget editor
Thomas Ricker on his Twitter feed.