During the introduction of Apple's iPad, the lack of support for Adobe flash and other limited features were heavily criticized. British manufacturer X2 has taken this feedback into account and is to launch the iTablet, clearly indicating that the device is to compete with the iPad.
X2's iTablet is to feature either a 10,2" or 12,1" multitouch-screen with a 1024x768 pixel resolution. The device is powered by an Intel Atom 1,6 GHz processor with 2 GB of DDR2 memory and a 250 GB hard disk. A 1,3 megapixel webcam, three USB ports, speakers, cardreader and optional HDMI output are also present. The iTablet connects wirelessly by means of a 3G, Bluetooth or WiFi 802.11b/g connection.
In terms of specifications, the X2 iTablet is best compared to a traditional netbook. Microsoft's Windows 7 will be used as operating system, though other Windows and Linux distributions are also supported.
In comparison to Apple's iPad, the X2 iTablet is nearly three times as thick; its weight of 1,2 kg makes it significantly heavier as well. The company emphasizes the features that are present in the iTablet whilst absent in the iPad, such as flash-support and multi-tasking.
Neither a recommended price nor an introduction date have been mentioned. It's expected that X2 plans to launch its iTablet simultaenously with Apple's iPad.
X2's iTablet is to have more features that Apple's iPad