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Intel Announces Features Of Wireless Web Tablet

Intel Announces Technical Features Of Wireless Web Tablet

Intel today announced at the Intel Developers Forum in San Jose, key technical features of the wireless Intel® Web Tablet, a unique Internet device that shares the home PC’s Internet connection, processing power and printer to allow consumers to access the Web from anywhere in the home.

the Intel Web Tablet is based on the Intel StrongARM* SA-1110 processor and Intel StrataFlash™ memory; Wind River’s WindStorm*, VxWorks real-time operating system and Personal Jworks*; the Espial Escape* embedded browser and Espial Espresso* Graphical User Interface (GUI) component tool kit; and BeComm’s Strings* software for rich audio.

“To deliver a compelling wireless Internet experience, Intel selected technologies that will create a small, lightweight, high-performance device with a long battery life,” said Michael Reed, director of marketing, Internet Tablet Operation, Intel. “The result is an innovative device that extends the value of powerful PCs, such as those based on the Intel Pentium® 4 processor, by allowing consumers to take the Web from the spare bedroom to the kitchen, family room or backyard.”

By incorporating components of Wind River's Tornado* for Internet Appliances including WindStorm*, VxWorks*, and Personal Jworks* in the tablet, the result is a high performance, highly reliable product where the software has been specifically tuned to the hardware platform.

Espial Escape is a fast, feature-rich embedded browser that enables Web access and browsing on the Intel Web Tablet. The Espial Espresso lightweight GUI components simplify the creation of “brandable” applications and were used in developing the software for the tablet.
In order to provide consumers with a rich audio experience on the tablet, Intel has included BeComm’s Strings software. Strings dynamically manages the way audio content is routed, transformed and delivered to the tablet by using the capabilities of a powerful PC.

The Intel SA-1110 is a highly integrated 32-bit Intel StrongARM processor that incorporates Intel design and process technology along with the power efficiency of the ARM* architecture. To satisfy ever-increasing customer demands to communicate and access information anytime, anywhere, the Intel SA-1110 delivers high-performance, robust functionality and versatility while meeting the small-size and low-power restrictions of portable, battery-operated products. This ability enables portable devices based upon the Intel SA-1110 to provide greater functionality and deliver a richer Internet experience to mobile devices such as the Intel Web Tablet.

The Intel Web Tablet is also based on Intel StrataFlash memory, a high-speed, low-power, high-density writable memory. Using the 3V Intel StrataFlash memory for code and data storage – instead of a hard disk – extends tablet battery life, improves performance, and enhances data integrity and security.

Availability
Intel intends to introduce the tablet in North America later this year. For more information on the Intel Web Tablet, please visit www.intel.com/home/webtablet.

The Extended PC Era
The Intel Web Tablet is the latest example of devices that bring consumers into the era of the Extended PC. In the Extended PC Era, an Intel Pentium 4 processor-based PC connected to the Internet and combined with a vast array of new digital products allows consumers to use their home PCs in new and exciting ways.


About IDF
The Intel Developer Forum is Intel’s premier technical conference, featuring more than 250 sessions and hands-on labs, along with numerous demonstrations of cutting-edge products and technologies. Now in its fifth year, the semi-annual conference provides hardware original equipment manufacturers, and independent hardware and software vendors with in-depth information on Intel technologies and initiatives. Visit http://developer.intel.com/idf for more information.

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.


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