The company that launched one of the first typewriters and then one of the first PCs in Australia alongside IBM has launched a 10 inch Honeycomb Android tablet.Olivetti, who is more than 100 year old, has entered the tablet market with a Honeycomb Android 3.1 tablet called the Olipad.
Tipped by SmartHouse in April, the device which weighs in at 600 grams, is 165 grams lighter than the new Acer Tablet . It is the same weight as the new iPad 2.
The big standout with this device is the Italian design that Olivetti became famous for, first with sleek fashionable typewriters and then their PCs such as the famous M24SP which at one stage was the #1 PC in Australia.
It was also one of the first PCs ever sold by Harvey Norman.
The Olipad 110 has Flash 10.2, and micro HDMI ports.
E-reading software even makes it easy to read e-books directly on the 10 inch screen.
Designed primarily for business the Olipad 110 delivers to business users a range of applications via an Application Warehouse, a virtual storehouse of configurable and customisable software applications designed by Olivetti specifically for business and government.
Available applications include: digital catalogues and a guide to point of sale preparation for the fashion industry, Sales Force Management applications, a Tool Enterprise Social Network targeted at team working inside and outside companies; and a Signature Workflow Management app for the digital signature of corporate documents.
The device has gone on sale in Europe for $405 with Australian pricing set to be announced shortly.