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X2 launches iTablet for Windows and Linux

Flash, Wi-Fi and 3G options, but no app store?

X2 Technology has capitalised on Apple's decision not to call its tablet the iTablet. Its X2 iTablet will run Windows or Linux and support Flash.

Apple may have eschewed the obvious moniker for its new tablet PC and chosen instead to call it the iPad, but laptop maker X2 has been keen to seize the opportunity and brand its new touchscreen devices the iTablet range.

The Windows 7- and Linux-based portable devices will be offered in 10.2in and 12.1in widescreen versions with up to 250GB hard disks and 1.6GHz Intel processors. They will have multi-touch screens, 3 USB ports and a 1.3Mp webcam. HDMI output is offered as an option, while 802.11 b and g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and stereo speakers are part of the standard specification list. A 3G module will be a further option.

X2 iTablet tablet PC rangeInterestingly, X2 says the iTablet will natively support Adobe Flash - something the Apple iPad does not. The 102.in X2 iTablet weighs a fairly portable 1.1kg and is 35mm thick.

The 252x192x35mm tablet computer will be offered in a choice of black, white, blue, pink, yellow, red or grey. Accessories will included battery packs, mains adaptors and a stand, while X2 will also produce a screen suitable for use in bright daylight and other challenging light conditions.

"iTablet will empower users with unlimited technology and advanced multimedia access across multiple platforms without being restricted to exclusive content providers," added Jonathan Wharrad, R&D Director of X2 Computing. "This new breed of Windows-based computer takes design, functionality and solution fit to new and higher levels."

X2 is an industrial product design company whose technical director, Robin Daunter, was formerly the head of R&D at Evesham Technology.

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