Exciting New Linux-Based Tablet PC to be Released

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Exciting New Linux-Based Tablet PC to be Released

Linux fans rejoice.  This newest offering from Pepper Computer, Inc.  looks like a promising option for those who want another flavor of Tablet computing than the mainstream Microsoft Windows offerings.  In addition to the attractive $800 price tag, this Tablet is absolutely loaded with features that will thrill even the most critical gadget junkie.  Check out the latest press release from Pepper Computer, Inc. and judge for yourself!

LA JOLLA, CA, Sept. 8, 2004 – Pepper Computer, Inc., today introduced the Pepper Pad 2, the first commercial release of its simplified wireless computer, at DEMOmobile 2004. The Pepper Pad is the first product to provide, in a single, portable package, all the essentials of the digital home: e-mail, IM, and Web browsing; collecting, organizing and sharing photos, videos, and music; writing and editing; and games.

The Pepper Pad, which uses the Intel XScale technology, is a lightweight, Wi-Fi-enabled device, with a large, high-resolution screen, hard disk, and built-in keypad, providing a powerful platform for a much wider range of online and off-line activities than other portable devices. It can store hours of music and videos, plus thousands of photos, and it also offers fully functional e-mail and IM and its 8.4-inch touchscreen can display a true Web page or movie.

“The Pepper Pad was designed for the world consumers live in today, for use in the Digital Home or on-the-go. As music, photos and videos become as much a part of daily life as e-mail, IM and the Web, consumers – in the U.S. and worldwide – want them all accessible in a convenient way,” said Len Kawell, CEO of Pepper.

Included with the Pepper Pad is the Pepper Keeper, a tightly-integrated software product providing an uncomplicated way for consumers to enjoy the richness of digital media and the collaborative capabilities of the Internet. To solve the increasingly common problem of the “digital junk drawer,” the Pepper Keeper supports plug-in collaborative applications called “Pepper Packages,” which enable self-organizing collections for digital photos, music, videos, e-mail, Web clippings and addresses. Other Packages are for more personal and collaborative collections such as photo albums, scrapbooks, MP3 mixtapes, journals, notebooks and greeting cards. Written in Java, the Pepper Keeper runs on the Pad’s Linux operating system, but it is also available in versions for Windows and Macintosh PCs at the Pepper Store (store.pepper.com). The Pepper Keeper Sampler, which includes a variety of sample size Packages can be downloaded for free.

“Intel XScale technology was crucial to the development of the Pepper Pad 2,” said Pat McGowan, vice president of engineering for Pepper. “The Intel PXA270 processor and Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator give us high performance, coupled with remarkably low power consumption at a very attractive price…

Full Release can be read here:  http://www.pepper.com/press/pr.html/view/11

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