Press release after the jump.
TORRANCE, CA, May 4, 2006 — TabletKiosk™, a leader in mobile PC computing solutions, today announced it has begun shipping eo™, the new Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) which is the first UMPC device available in the US market.
Powered by the 1.0GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor, a new ULV processor that provides longer battery life than traditional LV processors, eo™ was designed for ultimate productivity and convenience.
“TabletKiosk is to be congratulated for leading the way in the US market for this new category of device. eo™ brings together the best aspects of the Tablet PC with ultra mobility, enhanced multimedia capabilities, and a full connectivity suite,” commented Epan Wu, Deputy Director, CPU Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Integrating the VIA UMPC platform, eo™ takes full advantage of the VIA C7-M ULV processor’s ultra low-power operation for longer battery life, while still maintaining robust performance for a full range of mobile applications.”
eo™ comes equipped with Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition as well as with the new Microsoft® Touch Pak. Stand-out features of Touch Pack include the easy-to use Program Launcher and Dial Keys, which enable the user to input text directly on-screen with their thumbs.
We’re very excited to see the first Ultra-Mobile PCs become publicly available for consumers,” said Otto Berkes, general manager of the Ultra-Mobile PC team at Microsoft Corp. “The eo is a marriage of great hardware and powerful new software such as Microsoft Touch Pack that presents a new and exciting way for consumers to stay connected wherever they go.”
With USB 2.0, wireless networking, Bluetooth connectivity, enhanced touch screen capabilities and voice recognition, eo™ was developed to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s highly mobile population. Smaller than a typical day planner, eo™ fits easily into a backpack, handbag or briefcase and represents the new generation of mobile computing.
Pricing and Availability
eo™ is sold through the TabletKiosk™ website www.tabletkiosk.com, as well as a vertically integrated reseller network. Due to overwhelming response after the launch announcement, the initial shipment of eo™ is entirely sold out. TabletKiosk is currently accepting orders for the second production run which is scheduled to ship at the end of May / beginning of June 2006.
About Tablet Kiosk™
TabletKiosk™ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PC’s, UMPCs and exhibit- centric computing solutions marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com.