With all the abilities of the Apple machines (App Store, iTunes, FaceTime etc) and the sheer amount of peripherals available to them it’s hard for other tablet, phone and media player producers to get an edge on the “brand”. Apple’s products are just as much a fashion accessory as they are a gadget. I was sucked in with the iPhone. Power and ability wise it’s not the best out there, but I and many others believe it is just by what it does, how it does it and what it stands for. So how can other manufacturers get an “edge”. Well Evolve are trying to here with a very simple idea. Why be stuck with one OS? Why choose between whether to use Windows, Android or MeeGo, when you can have all three.
Evolve already make tablet PCs but they’re getting a slight revamp. Currently running with Intel Atom processors they’re about to get more power from the Dual-Core Oak Trail processor. There will also be 2GB of RAM a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen capable of 1024×600. Storage wise you’ll get up to 32GB of SSD and connectivity will be both WiFi and 3G. So what puts this apart? Well basically it comes with 3 operating systems that the user can choose to boot on startup. Android, Windows 7 and the Nokia/Intel newcomer MeeGo. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Android Marketplace for example, Microsoft compatible programs and whatever MeeGo brings to the table.
No price details yet but we should be seeing this out there around April time.