Italian Company Olivetti Intros Two Android Tablets
Perhaps it’s time for the world to take notice of European-produced devices. Two tablets from the Italian computer company Olivetti have recently been leaked and appear to have decent specifications in terms of today’s standards established by countries like the US and Japan.
The first, called the OliPad Tegra 3 features a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. It has a 10-inch IPS-type display with a pixel display resolution of 1280 x 800. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and will feature Near-Field Communication (NFC) functionality as well as 3G. It throws in the usual Wi-Fi connectivity, too. Details, however, are unknown about its RAM, storage capacity, and other parts.
Meanwhile, the OliPad Graphos has an 8-inch screen, with support for stylus-based input. It is expected to run on a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. It will also run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will sport a sleek design.
Based on the specifications, the tablets could compete with other slates running on the quad-core Tegra 3 processor, as well as devices with stylus support such as the Galaxy Note 10.1 from Samsung.
The two tablets are scheduled to be released in Italy before summer this year. Their pricing is still unknown, as well as whether they will be available for consumers from other countries in Europe or the US.