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Close on the heels of January’s Apple iPad announcement, AT&T is doubling consumer choice by offering the OpenTablet media tablet from OpenPeak. The 7” tablet will feature AT&T wireless connectivity via the HSPA 3G network, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition to the home-based usage scenarios (social networking, downloading books, navigation, email and instant messaging, music, video and photo sharing) envisioned for the fledgling media tablet market, OpenTablet also explores home security and energy consumption monitoring applications.

While all of the media tablets announced in 2009 and early 2010 have been designed around an ARM-based processor architecture, the OpenTablet device will incorporate Intel’s next-gen Atom “Moorestown” x86 platform. The OpenTablet device is planned for commercial availability on the AT&T 3G network in late 2010.

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