A little-known Melbourne company is aiming to take on the big guns with a new, three-in-one tablet that promises to revolutionise businesses’ ICT systems and replace the need for expensive desktop PCs.
More than 30 years ago, inventor Terry Crews was responsible for arguably the world’s first laptop, the Dulmont Magnum, and travelled the world showcasing the product.
Now chief executive of Vixtel, the computing pioneer of 51 years and serial inventor is pushing the boundaries once gain with Unity — the only tablet designed in Australia.
A 10.1-inch widescreen tablet that combines two operating systems powering three devices in one (tablet, PC and phone), presales of the Unity are currently available via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for $US645 ($A692.662) — that’s including a handsome $US350 discount. SMEs can purchase the device from major retail outlets come July, while bigger businesses will need to set up an account with Vixtel.
The Unity is decked out with a custom built quad core processor, 2GB Ram, 32GB storage, a 5 megapixel dual-facing camera and a full suite of PBX phone software. As a standalone tablet it runs Android’s latest OS, KitKat; when docked it runs on Linux-based OS Ubuntu and can be connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. It also comes with a snazzy-looking Bluetooth handset for mobile and VoIP calls… or for talking to your smartwatch.