Windows powered iTablet by X2 trumps iPad's mojo?

Windows powered iTablet by X2 trumps iPad's mojo?
Are we about to see a potential war between Apple’s iPad and X2’s iTablet – much like the ad campaign we saw with DROID does? The British based company may have seemingly placed the iPad under the bus as it unveiled its Windows based iTablet. The name was one of the many that was speculated to be drafted by Apple’s very own iPad, but instead it now graces the tablet PC that X2 has managed deliver out of nowhere. Is it that the iTablet DOES everything that the iPad doesn’t? Well it’s starting to look just like it when you look at its 10.2” or 12.1” screens with 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution, Bluetooth built-in, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, 250 GB hard drive, and its optional 3G GSM modem. To top it off, it offers users a choice of multi-tasking capable operating systems like Windows 7, Windows XP Tablet, and Linux – all the while packing an Intel processor running at up to 1.6 GHz with 2GB of RAM. Unlike the iPad, the X2 iTablet will allow owners to take photos, multi-task, offer an HDMI connection, three USB 2.0 ports, and will play flash videos of course – there’s a whole of DOES so far to it. This all became a reality with X2 Computing’s partnership with a Taiwanese company that originally put out a product under the iTablet name in 2007. From the sounds of it, the iTablet seems like a compelling device that many people considered the iPad to offer. Still, there are the usual pros and cons for each device – so it’ll ultimately be their choice as to which product best delivers on their needs.

source: CNET UK



1. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

they had to call it an iTablet? thats original. how about an mTablet.... jeeeeze

6. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

This came out in 2007 way before apple and thought of an iPad maybe before the iPhone so I think they have every right.

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The idea of the product may have existed back in 2007 but probably not the name iTablet

12. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

AMtek had a product in 2007 named T200 in the product line called iTablet

14. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I agree. Tablet based PCs have been around since 2005 or earlier. The Origami Project has been available for XP and Vista, and now 7, has does everything and more, that the iPad does. I hope the Windows PC tablet war buries the iFad. HP, Dell, JooJoo, Asus, Toshiba, HTC. Apple is in a world of hurt and competition. Archos 9 is 550, NetbookNavigator are both newcomers to Windows and theirs are already available.

2. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008


3. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

very interesting.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I would have called it the wTablet, just kidding

5. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

ya know from a hardware standpoint, it looks cool. very stoked on the hdmi/camera/hard drive/usb adds that the ipad doesn't have. what doesn't stoke me out is windows. too bad. would make one hell of an android or webOS tablet

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

meh..winblows..typical..add more ram..OC the darn thing..then you gotta better tablet

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

windows 7 might be fun, but an android tablet with all that, and connecting to the existing android market would be a direct slap in the face to that crappy ipad. oh yea, and dual cameras (one front facing) for visual calling!

9. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Nice, looks like the ipad might be dripping blood after seeing these specs. Still though, not sure if i could cary around something like that when phones are on the brink of having similar specs.

11. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Wow, I'm impressed. Still no front facing camera though :-(

13. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Uh oh will their gov't have a issue with this one like ours does with the apple tablet in phonearena article this just post. LOL

15. JocularJester

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

this isnt technically a phone so should this article be in phonearena's new website?

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