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Olivetti launches OliPad

Italian firm, better known for typewriters is getting into devices

Olivetti launches OliPad
The Olivetti OliPad features a 10-inch screen and runs on the Android operating system.

Olivetti, better known for its typewriters than its technology has launched Italy's first tablet device, the OliPad.

The OliPad, designed for both business and entertainment users, has a 10-inch touchscreen display and 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The device has its own dedicated app shop where OliPad apps can be downloaded to the device. The tablet also offers full HD video playback and went on sale in Italy this week at $558 including VAT.

The OliPad runs on the Android operating system and comes with USB/SD Card and HDMI ports to interface with other devices.

The OliPad's Dual Cortex A9 Nvidia processor offers fast processing speeds and graphics performance.

The device is designed to be used with a wide range of accessories, from a docking station to keyboards, a touch mouse and a capacitive pen.

OliPad's basic set of applications include access to music and video content, e-mail management, a calendar and contacts and a web browser.

The device also comes with e-reading software so users can read ebooks on the 10-inch screen.

The OliPad also offers a range of applications designed specifically for enterprises and governments available through its Application Warehouse.

The Application Warehouse is accessible to all Olivetti dealers so that they can build integrated solutions for their customers.

Several applications are supplied on a cloud computing basis, designed to offer benefits in terms of reliability and cost optimisation.

Available applications include: digital catalogues and a guide to point of sale preparation dedicated to fashion industry networks; Sales Force Management applications dedicated to managing sales on the move; a Tool Enterprise Social Network targeted at team working inside and outside companies; and a Signature Workflow Management app for the digital signature of corporate documents.

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