Olivetti Unveils OliPad Android Tablet: Specs and Price

By Tina Chubb - Mar 6, 2011

Italian firm Olivetti – originally known for manufacturing typewriters – has recently decided to enter the tablet PC market by unveiling its new 10-inch, Android 2.2 run OliPad, which they say has been designed with both consumer and business customers in mind.

According to a recent article by Christopher Trout over at engadget.com, the upcoming device – which will be available to purchase for €399 as from this coming Monday – is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and features a 10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The OliPad also comes with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and USB, SD Card and HDMI ports. The OliPad can be used with a wide variety of accessories, including a touch mouse, a capacitive pen, a keyboard and even a docking station.

OliPad users will have access to a wide range of applications that are either pre-installed onto the device or downloadable via a dedicated Olivetti App Store. The OliPad will also provide access to things such as email management, a calendar, contacts and a web browser.

As for the business end of the market, the OliPad offers a high level of customization and access to an impressive variety of apps via the Application Warehouse. You can read more about the device via the Olivetti.com website.

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