OpenPeak and AT&T to Equip Versatile Multimedia Computing Tablet with 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Service
Ultra-Sleek Touch-Screen Device to Combine Nation's Fastest 3G Network with Host of Capabilities for Communication, Organization, Entertainment, and Energy Management
Boca Raton, Florida, Dallas, Texas, March 24, 2010
AT&T* and OpenPeak Inc, a leading provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms, today announced a powerful, multipurpose computing tablet device ideal for the home and on the go equipped with AT&T mobile broadband wireless service. The thin, elegant device, to be based on OpenPeak’s ultra-sleek OpenTablet touch-screen design, will combine communications, entertainment and home management capabilities, and will be available nationwide via multiple retail distribution channels expected later this year. The OpenTablet is based on Intel’s next generation handheld platform, codenamed “Moorestown,” which delivers outstanding performance at low power.
Anticipated to be a breakthrough in versatility and value, the tablet will feature AT&T wireless connectivity via the nation’s fastest 3G network, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Consumers will be able to use the device for social networking, downloading books, navigation, email and instant messaging, along with music, video and photo sharing. By adding home security systems and energy consumption monitoring applications, homeowners will be able to enjoy quick and easy access to a total home dashboard.
OpenTablet includes both OpenPeak Device Management Services and access to the OpenPeak App Shop. Device management allows providers to remotely provision, monitor and update the tablet over a broadband network to ensure the smoothest, most up-to-date user experience. The OpenPeak App Shop brings consumers and third-party developers together to enable a wide range of multimedia and home management applications.
“OpenTablet is an exciting multipurpose device with all the benefits and flexibility of a wirelessly connected personal computing and entertainment device,” said Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. “When you combine the capabilities of OpenTablet with AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband service and AT&T Wi-Fi service, we’re able to provide consumers wireless access to content they most desire, right at their fingertips.”
Powered by an Intel Atom chipset, the tablet features a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch TFT LCD screen with LED backlighting. It also includes HDMI output for connection to today’s HD televisions, as well as dual cameras for capturing both high-definition video and still images. An onboard USB interface and MicroSD slot further expands the device’s connectivity.
At just 9 inches by 5 inches and only .59” thick, the tablet is as slim and unobtrusive as a photo frame, and weighs just 1.15 pounds. It will be sold with a desktop docking station for convenient viewing and recharging when not in the user’s hands.
“We strongly believe that people are ready for a thin, easy to use device that brings together virtually every entertainment, communications and management function anyone could want,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of OpenPeak. “Our agreement with AT&T unites a number of powerful technologies, resulting in a product that will provide a variety of exciting uses, for many different types of consumers.”
“The Intel® Atom processor is helping to unleash a wave of industry innovation across a range of new intelligent devices,” said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Ultra Mobility Group. “OpenPeak’s tablet design based on Intel’s upcoming Moorestown platform is a fantastic example of the technology’s flexibility and scalability and, when combined with AT&T’s network, will make it easier for people to access the information that matters most to them.”
AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network and OpenPeak's innovative devices will enable consumers to monitor home energy usage, set a thermostat remotely, arm or disarm home security, sync family schedules, check movie times, listen to music, watch videos, get weather updates and more.
The OpenTablet-based product is expected to be available in late 2010. For more about the OpenTablet, go to www.openpeak.com.
OpenPeak designs and develops end-to-end managed platforms and devices that enable service providers, utilities, applications developers, and content owners to interact with customers in their homes, offices, and while traveling. OpenPeak’s engaging multi-media touch-screen devices can be used to provide application-driven services including energy management, telephony, digital media, Internet content, messaging and a wide range of information and entertainment apps. The company’s flexible interactive software framework and SDK leverage common programming protocols for ease in development and delivery of new applications. OpenPeak’s Device Management Services allow providers to provision and manage customer devices remotely, while a fully partitioned white label App Shop offers revenue sharing opportunities and individual content management controls. For more information visit www.openpeak.com.
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