Thursday, May 04, 2006

TabletKiosk Begins Shipping New UMPC Device

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. Standout 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, 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.


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