Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Intel's Medfield tablet to target developing markets?

Is the followup to the Intel Classmate PC a tablet?
Digitimes is reporting that Intel plans to release a low-cost tablet, codenamed the StoryBook PC, in developing countries such as Brazil and China. The slate will use Intel's Medfield chip, which is specially designed for smartphones and tablets. It will be distributed in a similar manner as the Classmate PC, which means that it will likely be sold in bulk to schools when it's available in the second half of the year.

Details of this device are scant. We only know that it will sport a 10-inch display and have dual operating systems. There's also the possibility that Intel will eventually offer this tablet to consumers at less than US$299. It's not the first time we are seeing affordable slates intended for students--the Indian government is backing a US$40 Android tablet.

Although Intel did release a convertible tablet PC version of its Intel Atom-powered Classmate PC, the tablet form factor has changed since the launch of the Apple iPad. These devices often consist of just a touchscreen, with the keyboard relegated to becoming an accessory.

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Source From CNET

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