First Slate Tablet PC with Dual Pen and Touch Screen Input now widely available
TORRANCE, CA, July 30, 2007 — TabletKiosk™, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced that the Sahara Slate PC™ i440D featuring both pen and touch screen input, is now widely available with either Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition or Windows Vista® Business operating systems.
Standout features of the Sahara Slate PC i440D include:
v dual mode display that switches between touch screen and active digitizer (pen) input with Wacom® digitizer technology,
v I/O ports that include PCMCIA Type II, eSATA, USB 2.0 and IEEE1394a (6-pin),
v a biometric fingerprint reader,
v three user programmable buttons,
v user accessible memory slot,
v BTO configurations with up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM / 160GB SATA HDD,
v all powered by an Intel® Core™ Duo LV processor.
“We are pleased to be the first manufacturer to ship a slate Tablet PC with dual pen and touch screen input,” said Martin Smekal, president of TabletKiosk. “Initial response to the Sahara Slate PC i440D is tremendous and we are seeing numerous enterprise accounts migrating over to our new form factor.”
For touch entry, the screen on the Sahara Slate PC i440D relies on resistive touch technology that responds to contact from a finger, gloved hand or stylus. It does not require direct skin convergence to react. “The resistive touch screen is a key point of differentiation for us. It is advantageous for users in our targeted enterprise markets, including healthcare and field collection, who routinely wear gloves as they conduct their work,” stated Amber Chiu, GM of TabletKiosk R&D.
With its dual core processor, upgradeable system memory, DirectX 9.1 graphics support and wireless capabilities – the Sahara Slate PC i440D is designated Vista Premium Ready – making it the first dual mode slate Tablet PC shipping to run the Windows Aero Glass interface.
TabletKiosk™ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PCs, Ultra-Mobile PCs and a broad range of mobile accessories –marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com.