Arriva l’annuncio ufficiale di un nuovo tablet con sistema operativo Android (2.1 Eclair), il tablet si chiamerà Olive Pad VT100 ed è prodotto da Olive Telecom India.

La sua caratteristica principale è la possibilità di effettuare chiamate e interloquire tramite l’utilizzo di un auricolare-microfono bluetooth. L’Olive Pad VT100 ha un display da 7 pollici con risoluzione 800×480 touchscreen capacitivo, modulo 3.5G, Bluetooth, Wifi, 512MB di memoria interna più supporto alle microSD, jack audio da 3.5mm, fotocamera da 3 megapixel, presa miniUSB e batteria da 3240Mah; infine sembrerebbe esserci anche una videocamera frontale per fare videochiamate.

Arriverà inizialmente in India nel prossimo mese a circa $425 a $530, per quanto riguarda una possibile commercializzazione in altri continenti non si hanno ancora informazioni. Di seguito il comunicato stampa ufficiale.


~ Launches industry’s first next-generation Tablet powered by Android ~

OLIVEPAD – VT100New Delhi, July 22, 2010: Riding high on innovation, Olive Telecom, India’s leading Convergence Solutions Device Developer, today announced the launch of OlivePad – VT100, India’s first 3.5G Pad. The device was unveiled by Mr. Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom Mr. David Hind, CEO, Olive Telecom, Americas and Mr. Artem Orange, CEO, Olive CIS/CEE.

After the successful launch of many Industry firsts including the OliveFrvrOn (India’s 1st Hybrid Phone), OliveZipbook (India’s 1st 3G embedded Netbook), OliveWiz (India’s 1st Triple SIM Qwerty device), OliveGenie (India’s 1st 3G Music Modem) & OLiveNexus (India’s 1st Pocket Router) Olive brings India to the forefront of convergence technology with the OlivePad.

Designed as a multi functional device, Olive Pad operates on an Android Operating System and supports 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth. With an inbuilt three mega pixel camera and a front camera, the Olive Pad can be used as a touch notebook allowing browsing, Multimedia, Instant Messaging and easy access to the world of social networking, GPS for maps and turn by turn directions, gaming console, an e- book reader, Television and it is also a Smart Phone allowing voice and Video Calling.

Speaking at the launch of India’s First Pad, Mr. Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom said, “At Olive, it has been our constant endeavor to create products driven by technology at the forefront. With this launch, we are bringing consumers to experience cutting edge technology that the world has been talking of. It is the true convergence device that brings together the Computer, Mobile Phone and Entertainment on one platform. The Olive Pad is aimed at today’s technology savvy generation who want easy on the move connectivity.”

Unveiling the new product, Mr. David Hind, CEO, Olive Telecom, Americas said, “We are excited to launch the much awaited OlivePad in India. This latest creation from Olive willOLIVE PAD – VT100bring revolution in the field of technology with its magical features & stylish looks. Our global consumers are going to love this device because of the experience that it provides.”

Mr. Artem Orange, CEO for Olive Telecom, CIS/CEE said ” With Olive Pad we launch a new generation of mobile devices which become your true window to the world in your pocket. With the same concept, we will evolve into more and more convergence devices giving the same reach and affordable experience to customers in India and across the world. We have received tremendous response from operators and consumers in highly sophisticated markets of Central, Eastern Europe and Russia and expect to launch Olive Pad in that market in the near future.”

OlivePad is equipped with distinctive features which include flash support, mini USB port, Camera and a Smartphone.

The OlivePad will be available countrywide at all Croma stores from August.

The new Olive Convergence portfolio is complete with WCDMA, CDMA, GSM and EV-DO handsets and smart-phones, Mobile Computing Devices and Advanced data modems for wireless broadband.